Anyone wearing their watches in reverse? (facing toward body)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Amacfa, May 11, 2015.

  1. Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    I tried this a few times, I used to do this all the time with my old watch.

    I like it for these reasons:

    - Less obstacles hit the watch
    - When using "raise wrist to activate" it's much easier to do the motion in reverse (with palms facing face). This is especially true when your arms are down to your side and you briefly want to check notifications.
    - more discreet.
    - Better heart rate measurement? This skin is thinner here right?
    - Again, wrist raise feels more natural, I feel in the normal position it's quite difficult and unnatural to stretch that wrist turning motion in that direction.

    Although I often wore regular watches like this I haven't tested it too much, any other members here trying this out?
  2. superpopsss macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2014
    LOL do you wear your normal watch on the inside ?

    Why the f would you wear a watch in the interior of your wrist.
  3. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    I've actually seen a few military folks wear them this way as well as a decent number of medical professionals (particularly nurses, looks like it simplifies taking a BP).
  4. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Also it will scratch the hell out of the face as you rest your wrist on a desk, table etc. Doesn't make much sense... :(
  5. Amacfa, May 11, 2015
    Last edited: May 11, 2015

    Amacfa thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    I will rotate it back for different occasions. For that instance I'd wear it regular.

    Your palms naturally face your body, which means there is less motion required for checking notifications when worn in this fashion. There is a greater range of motion turning your palms toward the face vs turning away from face.

    It's all utility and speed, quicker interactions, small changes to make life more effecient.

    I'll wear the watch inwards when I'm in productive and or exercise mode. Maybe if I want to be more discreet at movie.

    Or perhaps I want to be more mindful of other people during interactions (I don't want to come across rude reading my watch). Sometimes people ask if I have to be somewhere or apologize when I'm reading the watch. It's much more discreet this way, and less 'hard coded'.

    This way works great running too. Naturally my wrist faces toward my face/body so the little movement required makes it easier to run. Wearing it outward I feel like I'm going to fall when interacting with my watch.

    For sitting on tables, or when attending social interactions, I will wear it face out. Obviously it isn't effecient to bang your apple watch on furniture, plus the watch looks great so I'll have it face out when in casual mode.

    Plus sometimes, I hate being flashy, sometimes..
  6. kodaker macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2015
    I have worn my watches this way for over 60 years so I will wear the Apple watch this way too. I am unable to get the watch to come on by itself wearing it this way but a quick touch on the face is not too much trouble.
  7. Mindinversion macrumors 6502


    Oct 9, 2008
    To avoid potentially catastrophic contact with objects in your environment. it's not as uncommon as you might think to turn around and smack into a wall, or a car, steel beam at the local hardware store, etc.

    The biggest issue, however, would be snagging on something, causing the band to break. I go through SO MANY otter box cases this way [I work in an industrial field, occasionally in tight quarters]

    I can also kind of see your point of view, though I'm not sure who sits at a desk palms down wrists touching the desk. Either way, @Watch has thus far tested fairly resilient to casual scratching.
  8. Mike Delta macrumors 6502

    Mike Delta

    Sep 12, 2014
    Don't forget Doctor who?
  9. 128KMac macrumors member


    Jan 6, 2004
    I have noticed the same issue - getting it to activate. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

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