Anyone find the SS too heavy?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by GReeeeN, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. GReeeeN, Apr 30, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2015

    GReeeeN macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    TLDR: Have the opportunity to swap my Sports for a SS, although I found the Sports heavier than I remember in store, and only just got use to its weight. Has anyone had any issues with their SS because of its weight?

    So I currently have a Sports - Space Grey and really loving it, although I found it to be a little heavier than I remember in store. I've always worn slim watches and like the lighter style, so over the past few days I've adjusted to the weight, and now I don't even notice it on my wrist.

    Currently I have a SS on order and has been shipped out before I got the chance to cancel it, so now I have the option to return/ sell my current sports model, and keep the SS coming in. I find the SS to be more classy and easier to dress up and down from the images, and as I will be working in an office and wearing corporate clothing for work, it will go nicely.

    The only thing I'm worried about is the weight, as its 30% heavier than the Sports. I've just gotten use to the weight of the sports on my wrist, and a little worried the SS will be too heavy for me in both everyday use, the gym, and may always be bothering me.

    So my question is, does anyone find the SS too heavy?, has anyone worked out with their SS and had any issues, or even constantly noticing on your wrist because of the weight?

  2. vinitmenon macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    i have a swatch which is complete ss including band.. now i feel my swatch was toooo heavy..
  3. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
    The SS is light, I mean unless your arms are made out of twigs or you suffer with a rare medical condition where your wrists can snap whenever the wind blows, I should think you'll be ok :)
  4. Black Belt macrumors 6502a

    Black Belt

    Jun 15, 2007
  5. ecdc macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2013
    I like quality devices to have a bit of heft to them. I find the SS to be perfect in that regard. My iPhone 5s always freaked me out a bit with how light it was.
  6. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I hardly even notice I have a watch on. Coming from a Rolex Submariner the Apple Watch is as light as a feather. I'm loving it!
  7. kalexn macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2012
    I tried on the SS and thought it was too heavy for me. I tried on a 42mm though and I ordered a 38mm sport. I'm a tiny girl though and so the lightest and smallest was best for me.
  8. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2011
  9. Jason83 macrumors regular


    Sep 30, 2014
    PA, USA
  10. karinatwork macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2009
    British Columbia, Canada
    I wore it in the store for a bit and I just couldn't even imagine having to wear it all day. But then, my husband wears a stainless steel Ecodrive, and he says that after a while you don't even notice it anymore. Well.. maybe. It looks cool and all, but I love the lightness of my 38 mm aluminum. Can't beat that for comfort.
  11. Snowkarver macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    Haha, this! Coming from a Rolex Explorer II, the SS especially with a sport band is ... liberating. :D

    And I'm not a big guy either - featherweight runner. I took my SS WSB on a quick 10K this morning and it felt perfect!
  12. StophMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    SS is very light. When my watch first came in, my boss tried it on against his rolex and his rolex weighed more than the SS 42MM with milanese.
  13. alywa macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2004
    38mm SS Black Sports Band... way lighter than any of my mechanical watches. Zero issues with workout yet. Wish I could swim in it (well, with confidence)
  14. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    I was surprised how light my SS is. I don't really notice it all. I kind of forget it's there.

    If a Sport is heavy feeling to you, then the SS should feel a lot heavier.
  15. malochico1 macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2012
  16. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    Doesn't feel heavy to me, but if the Sport feels heavy to you then the SS will definitely feel heavier.
  17. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Please help me understand how in the world anyone else's feelings can possible tell you how you will feel?

    Without anyone expressing their opinion, I can with complete certainly tell you that some people will feel it's too heavy and others will say it's fine. No, please tell me how that can possibly help you.

    My lord, this is a very personal thing and everyone will have a different experience. Go to a store and try them on. If you live too far away, then you're out of luck. But you can't depend upon what anyone else says about it's weight. No one else is you.
  18. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    You obviously prefer a light watch. It seems like the SS isn't for you, and I recommend the Sport.
  19. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Oh, please, not another ..gate. Let's all try to be original and stop using this absolutely meaningless and absurd expression. An intelligent mind should be able to do better.
  20. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
    For watch people, the Sport probably feels too light. For non-watch people the SS might feel too heavy. Personally, I went with the Sport partly due to the weight factor.
  21. MacMePls macrumors member

    Nov 25, 2010
  22. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    It all depends on what kind of watches you are accustomed to. For me, I haven't been wearing watches for a couple of years. Before that my last watch was the Swatch slim, which was one of the thinnest and lightest watches in the market. Hence, it definitely takes some getting used to just going back to wearing watches.

    When I tried on the 38 mm Sport in store, and compared to the 42 mm Stainless steel, there was a very noticeable difference. It's not that the 42 SS being "too heavy for my strength", it was just much more noticeable for someone who's not already wearing a good sized watch.

    I did settle for a SS 38mm, for the same reason that it is less sporty and goes better with business clothing. I am on Day 4, and still have not completely gotten used to the constrain feeling. One way to put it is like someone coming from going commando. It has nothing to do with anything "being too heavy".
  23. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    It feels heavy when holding in the hand, but with the Classic Buckle set right, it is barely noticeable.
  24. Deanster macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2005
    I normally wear an Omega Planet Ocean XL, which is a big chunk of watch. Just the watch itself runs 116 grams, and then it's 231 grams on the standard metal bracelet. I normally wear it on rubber with a deployant clasp, so it's probably more like 160 grams as-worn for me.

    The Apple Watch Sport weighs in at 71 grams for watch and sport band, and the SS Watch is 90-100 on sport band - they both feel like absolute featherweights to me.
  25. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    I must say, even when I tried on the 42mm model with link bracelet, it felt pretty light.

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