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

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by justinf77, Sep 12, 2018.


Which Apple Watch S4 will you get?

  1. 40mm

    254 vote(s)
  2. 44mm

    630 vote(s)
  1. mrex, Dec 8, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2018

    mrex macrumors 68030


    Jul 16, 2014
    yours bigger than mine (175mm) so I guess the 40mm may look comically small... Try them if can't buy them online so you can always send it back and get another.

    I attached a photo of my 44mm around my wrist.. Took it in a dark so the photo quality isn't the best...

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  2. voodooevil macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2018
    but if the series 3 larger watch is what most people get and now the series 4 40mm is similar in size i would think it would look normal. thanks for the photo. it looks perfect for you. i think i my just get the black stainless 44mm.
  3. tani23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    Hi, currently using 38mm Series 2 and thinking to upgrade to series 4. Should I pick 40mm or get the 44mm one? My wrist is approximately 170mm. I attached a photo of my wrist wearing 38mm Series 2

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  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2007
    White Mntns, Arizona
    40mm for sure.
  5. Cla5 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2018
    Hi. I am male and have a 170mm Wrist which seems to be pretty normal but not overly large.
    I don't like huge watches in general so I bought the 40mm and after a week I am very happy with it! Of course a larger screen is always better to read but the 40mm is way more comfortable to me and I don't miss anything. I think the infograph watch face with lots of complications is a bit too much for the 40mm so I use utility with calendar and weather and that's perfect for me.

    I was very unsure and got the imression that online most people lean towards the 44mm. That correlates with the trend to bigger watches in general. Which is okay if you like it.
    But if you are not sure, don't be afraid of the smaller one, just buy what you like and what feels good.
  6. voodooevil, Dec 9, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018

    voodooevil macrumors newbie


    Nov 11, 2018
    i was just worried that on my 180mm wrist the small would be too small. i took a chance and got the latger one. hopefully i can pull it of. I am 6’2 and 235 pounds. I think it will work without it looking like I have a volkswagon on my wrist
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    I’ve a 160mm wrist and got to go to an Apple Store today. It was a bit of a toss up but I and the employee thought the 44mm was fine. So I think I will go for that!
  8. Jessica08 macrumors 6502


    Nov 2, 2015
    Roll Tide
    How reliable is the dates shown on apple’s website for a watch being available at my local store? It says the one I want won’t be in stock till the 24th. I was hoping to pick one up sooner than that. Or does anyone know how fast a store will get stock in?
  9. shewey macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2015
  10. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    If I were you I'd reconsider especially with 160mm wrist but I'm biased since I switched to 40mm. Watch is way more comfortable smaller size and when I see people with 44mm it looks way too big.
  11. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    I went to an Apple store and tried both on :)
  12. azbronco macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2018
    I went to the Apple Store and tried on both. The 40mm fit my wrist (170mm) much better. The lugs of the 44 went slightly past the wrist bones which makes it too big for me.
  13. The Oak macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2013
    I also have a 170 ... my wrist must be wider and thin versus narrow and thick. 44 looked better for me. It is really a personal choice.
  14. jiggsmca macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2018
    I purchased my first AW a few weeks ago. I went with the 44 after trying both on at the Apple Store. The 40 made me look like I was wearing a kids watch. Amazing how big a 4mm difference looks.
  15. tani23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    Finally have a chance to try series 4 in store. Really want the 44mm one but looks too large for me.

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  16. wiffle macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2017
    Yeah I think you'll be better off with the 40. Any pics of the 40?
  17. tani23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    The gold one is 40mm
  18. wiffle macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2017
    Yeah - I think the 40mm is a better fit for you. How big is your wrist approximately? Mine is about 172mm and I'm still debating between the 40 and 44.... I had the 44mm but received a 40mm for xmas and am debating returning the larger... But the added real estate on the 44mm is so nice. It's a toss-up between the classier, minimalistic look and the modern "go big or go home" trend.....


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  19. tani23, Dec 30, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018

    tani23 macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2018
    My wrist is approximately 170mm

    Both looks fine IMO. I still prefer smaller watch. For me smaller Apple Watch looked like a regular watch than a smart watch.
  20. wba1990 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2015
    Birmingham, England
    Ordered me the 44mm one yday, coming from a 42mm S1, didnt try it on, but not fussed on how it’ll look in all honesty, personal preference on what we all want
  21. floriano8812 macrumors newbie

    Mar 26, 2018
    44mm for you.
  22. MacCheeseLai macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2014
    I’m going for the 44, my first Apple Watch is a 42 and it always fit fine.
  23. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I went 44mm and still waiting for it to arrive. I think the bigger the screen the better. I do have smallish wrists. Heck, how bad could it look compared to gigantic dive watches? I guess I'll see.

    I am left wrist user. I may have to change to the right wrist if the watch crown spears my wrist bone. A youthful motorcycle accident years ago makes this lefty a little sensitive around the wrist area.
  24. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    Get the 44.
  25. jazz1, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019

    jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    On the left is my 42mm Gen.1. On the right is a Diesel I bought in SFO in 2002.

    This picture comparison makes me feel better about my shipping 44mm Gen. 4 regarding size. I have smallish wrists, but I want the extra screen. Heck, if I can wear this Diesel I think I can handle the 44mm.


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