Apple Watch is extremely heavy

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  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

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    I just received a Apple watch sport 38mm and sadly will have to return it simply because it's too heavy for even casual use of the watch. Anyone had this problem? Before anyone comes off I didn't try out the watch at a Apple store because where I live there aren't any.
     
  2. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    No. I'm a female and it was really lightweight for me. I like it. I didn't try it on either.
     
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    What? The AWS case weighs 25 grams. Depending on the band color the overall weight is around 60 grams, I think. How can that be "extremely" heavy? LOL

    Have you ever worn a wrist watch in your life?
     
  4. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Of course I have as other activity trackers. I still genuinely feel like it's extremely heavy on my wrist. I'll give it a couple of more days I guess. Could it be I have it too tight maybe?
     
  5. Roller macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't feel heavy to me at all - in fact, it seems lighter than the Casio it's replacing. I'd give it more time before returning it, as long as you're within the return window.
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    What other types of watches do you wear? My Sport is even lighter than a silicone band Puma watch that I wear occasionally. It is far lighter than any of my Invicta watches.
     
  7. mush10 macrumors regular

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    That's just part of its fitness app. Just make sure you switch the watch on each wrist. Don't want one side getting too strong.
     
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    Nope. The 38mm Apple Sport Watch is lighter than my Swiss automatic watch, my dive watch, and my GPS watch.
     
  10. TJone macrumors 6502a

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    I found the opposite. I have a 42mm SS and it feels so light I sometimes forget I am wearing a watch.
     
  11. comics addict thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Comments like these makes me question wether anyone has held their hand with the watch for more than two seconds while it is being used...
     
  12. Jigga macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I have.
    My analog watches are much heavier too.
     
  13. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe if you had the SS with WSB but the sport watch is light as hell. And this is coming from someone who didn't wear a watch before April 24.
     
  14. whocaresit macrumors 6502a

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    Try using the classic buckle with the 38mm sport... Night and day difference.
     
  15. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Really? What watch did you use before?
     
  16. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    The weight of the watch has nothing to do with it. Try holding your arm out without the watch on and you'll feel the same. It's your arm that that's being held up, not the watch. A few grams of the watch doesn't register.
     
  17. Chundles macrumors G4

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    As someone who barely notices that there's a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch on my wrist I have trouble getting my head around someone who thinks the 38mm Apple Watch Sport is too heavy. The 42mm version of the sport felt as though there was nothing in my hand when I've held that.
     
  18. starbot macrumors regular

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    Not going to lie... 60 grams is like 2oz man- that's insanely light.

    A SS submariner is 130g... a gold one is 280g.

     
  19. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I am having a hard time knowing if you are being serious... if I hold out both of my arms, there is almost no difference between when they get tired, watch vs no watch. Are you maybe over thinking this? The watch weighs almost nothing...
     
  20. telefono macrumors 6502

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    Extremely Heavy ? A couple of band-aids would probably weigh the same.

    My 42mm SS With SS Link Bracelet is just the right weight.
     
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  22. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I own 12 watches and my 42mm SS Apple Watch with sport band is the lightest.
     
  23. soya macrumors 6502

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    Link bracelet is about the lightest SS bracelet I've ever had.. You are using a sport band so it is even lighter. Obviously you have never used "real" stainless steel watches before (by that I mean higher end watches)..
     
  24. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I also have the 38 Sports watch, and I do think it's a bit heavy, mainly because I have tiny wrists (I use the last hole on the small Sports band), and basically, even the 38 is really too big for my wrist. It feels heavy because the watch just doesn't fit right. I suggest that the OP wear the watch fairly snug, because if it is loose and moves around, that does feel heavy.
     
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