Smartwatch Extended Warranty Basics

A smartwatch is an incredibly useful device that is becoming more popular by the day. Not only do they tell time, they can track your health, respond to texts, control your music and more. As you might assume with all of these great features, smartwatches are not cheap, which is why warranties are essential. We outlined all of the smartwatch extended warranty basics so you can protect your device.

Should I get a smartwatch screen protector, or warranty, or both?

A screen protector may help protect your watch screen in the short term, but not from more significant damage in the long term. Smartwatch screen protectors tend to peel away from the face of the watch after only a couple months, and can dull the more vibrant colors you would see without a protector. Not only does it look bad, it is no longer protecting your watch. Additionally, screen protectors never protect from water damage or significant drops and impacts. So long story short, screen protectors are no match for a warranty.

What is the best smartwatch insurance or protection plan?

Upsie offers the best smartwatch insurance protection plan. They have the best plans for a few reasons: lower prices, transparent pricing and great customer service. Additionally, Upsie allows you to transfer your warranty protection to a new owner if you sell or give the device away.

What does an Upsie smartwatch warranty cover?

The Upsie smartwatch insurance plan covers you from accidents like drops and spills. It also extends the manufacturer warranty so the internal components are covered. Not only does Upsie protect new smartwatches, they also protect used and refurbished watches. Here is a list of coverage:
  • Cracked screens
  • Liquid damage
  • Battery failure
  • Power failure
  • Touch screen failure
  • Bluetooth failure

Do most people actually benefit from a smartwatch warranty?

Most people do benefit from a smartwatch warranty. These handy little devices are useful, but not very sturdy. If you don’t have a warranty, they can be very expensive to repair out a pocket. For example, a $469 Apple Watch Series 5 can cost $349 to repair! A two-year warranty from Upsie on the same watch costs $47.99. With a $25 deductible, a repair through Upsie would cost only $62.99! You can even choose to have your Apple Watch repaired at a local Genius Bar for any covered claim.

What is the claims process like?

Making a claim is quick and easy with Upsie. Log into your Upsie account, locate the plan you want to make a claim on and give the 24/7/365 claims line a call. A real person will answer the call and walk you through your claim. If you’re not ready to make a call, you can fill out an online form and select a time for our service representatives to call you. After your claim is approved, the service representative will collect your deductible, locate a repair shop and schedule a repair appointment for you. If you would rather ship the watch into their repair facility, they will send you a two-day shipping label and packaging.

What if my smartwatch can’t be repaired?

If your smartwatch is protected by Upsie, they will do everything they can to repair it. However, if the cost of repair is too great, or if it is broken beyond repair, Upsie will issue a replacement. In the rare case that a comparable replacement cannot be located, Upsie will cut you a check for the coverage value of your plan minus any previous claims and the deductible. Ex: Your smartwatch cost $500 and you already made a claim for $100. $500 – $100 – $25 deductible = $375 reimbursement check.
Once you get used to your smartwatch, you won’t want to live without it. A warranty from Upsie will ensure that you never have to! If you have any questions about Upsie Smartwatch Warranties, you can contact them through their website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Updated 3/22/2022

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