40mm vs 44mm Apple Watch S4 - Which will you get?

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Which Apple Watch S4 will you get?

  1. 40mm

    254 vote(s)
    28.7%
  2. 44mm

    630 vote(s)
    71.3%
  1. Mapple86 macrumors 6502

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    #601
    I think this is correct. 40mm too small and 44mm is a little big.
    But as a male I would take the „tad too big“ watch, before I would buy a „looks very small“ watch.
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    First time I would say the 40mm would be better, as you have tiny wrists and a small hand. For a women the 40mm will look better. But I know that it can look very different in reality. If you like the bigger screen more, and the bug screen of the 44mm is just gorgeous, I would keep the 44mm.
     
  2. dojoman macrumors 65816

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    #602
    Looks way too big IMO.
     
  3. Love Divine macrumors regular

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    44 would look horrible on you, imo.
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Finally received my 44mm Series 4 today. I'm actually surprised how much bigger it looks on the wrist than my previous 42mm Series 0, even though they don't seem that different when you put them on the table side by side. I wish Apple had kept the previous size and just eliminated the border. The 40mm OTOH is far too small for me. Oh well.
     
  5. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040

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    After 5 days with the 40mm I’m thinkng of returning it for a 44mm. Not because I think it looks small but because I can’t get it to sit right on my wrist.

    It keeps wanting to turn over on to my wrist bone. I’ve worn it with the sports band and I’m in between holes on it. Tried the smaller bit that comes with it but that’s too small. I’ve tried it with a link bracelet. Same problem. I’ve even tried it with a Milanese loop but it still try’s to ride the wrist bone.

    I’m hoping the larger size will mean. 1. I am able to get a better fit with the sports band. 2. The larger size keeps,it more stable on my wrist.

    Has anyone experienced this dilemma?
     
  6. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    The case is wider than your wrist you do realize that don’t you? You should stick to the 40mm.
     
  7. Cowboy1629 macrumors 6502

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    I think you should get what YOU like. Don’t worry about what others say or do. If you like the bigger screen go for it. Only one that needs to be happy with the purchase is you.
     
  8. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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  9. worldvga macrumors member

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    If you are a guy 44mm but if you are a girl, 40mm. Also, just so you know, 44mm ones do not have a good screen guards available in the market so you will have to wait for them to launch a good one. Amazon ones are good for nothing.
     
  10. SteveOfTheStow macrumors member

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    Way to generalise. I'm a guy but quite slim so 40mm looks big enough on me; 44mm would overhang my wrist.
     
  11. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Haha this is funny. Not every male/female is the same size.
     
  12. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    My wrist is 190mm and I’m using a 40mm watch. 40mm is already a large enough watch. I’m a male. Rule of thumb is a watch shouldn’t be wider than your wrist. But if you like it that way go ahead.
     
  13. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    I’ve been looking at the actual sizes of these watches via the Apple store app. Can people who’ve actually got watches tell me how accurate they are?

    Because I measured all 4 sizes across S3 and S4 by holding a tape measure to my phone and they all seem exactly correct except the 44mm. The actual size on screen is 45mm for me. So wondered if there’s an error in the app, with my accuracy, or if that really is the actual size and Apple just round down or something.
     
  14. user1234, Dec 1, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018

    user1234 macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to use it to trace the size on a paper and found the size to be slightly off on my iPad. The 44 was a little too big if I recall correctly. I ended up making exact sizes in SketchUp and printed them instead
     
  15. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    Do you guys think this 44mm looks too big? At certain angles (2nd pic), it looks big but then if you look at the first picture, it looks ok.
     

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    rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    It’s good if it’s like the first pic imo.
     
  17. The Oak macrumors regular

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    It is really to each their own.

    My wrist is 170mm. Both my wife and my oldest daughter (17) said the 44mm for me.

    At first my daughter did not like the 44 - it had the sport band - because the band stuck out to much. She liked the size of the 44 on my wrist, but the band sticking out made the fit look awkward. Hence, she was leaning towards the 40 because the sport band wrapped better with the smaller watch on my wrist. When I put a Nike cloth sport band on the 44, the band wrapped around my wrist and she changed her tune to the 44 with a cloth band. My wife was 44 from the get go.

    With that being said I ended up getting sport bands. Once the sport bands break in they wrap quite nicely.
     
  18. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    Hi all, im going to get an AW S4 in a few weeks, a Q please... my wrists are just over 8” round so will the M/L straps fit ok with a few holes left or are my wrists too big that the strap will be on the last hole?

    Thanks,
    Adam.
     
  19. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    Of course it looks bigger on the second pic because you took it up close.
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    I think you should be ok with the m/l band. There’s also tons of bands out there if you need to get one bigger.
     
  20. colonelbutt, Dec 6, 2018
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    colonelbutt macrumors 6502

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    #620
    the 44 doesn't look too big at all

    I was surprised at how similar it was to my 42. I thought they had sold me the wrong watch and kept checking the back and the box description :)

    I have a tiny 17.5cm wrist and it looks smaller then my 42mm Tudor or Ball

    watch4.jpg
     
  21. GreyOS macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean by tiny 7.5cm? If that’s the width then that’s not tiny. If you mean circumference then that’s impossibly tiny.
     
  22. colonelbutt macrumors 6502

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    sorry. I meant 17.5cm
     
  23. mrex macrumors 68030

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    im still wondering the same.. my wrist is 17,5cm too and watch looks smaller than I though. I was worried that 44mm would be too big, but now when it is on my wrist, it could be even larger. I too checked the bottom and it does say 44mm. I even measured it with a ruler and the screen is 40mm and if you measure furthest parts of the case, you probably may get the whole 44mm :D Thank god, I didn't buy 40mm...
     
  24. itsmemuffins macrumors 68040

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    BCFD8E77-18A0-496D-A822-16008304F8A8.jpeg So after returning my 40mm got the 44mm yesterday. It fits much better. I’m really happy I decided to do the swap.
     
  25. voodooevil macrumors newbie

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    wow, my wrist is 180mm, and i was going to get the smaller watch. crap, i don’t know now.
     

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