Apple Watch is extremely heavy

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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.
 

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

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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?
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?
 

Roller

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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.
 
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TWO2SEVEN

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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.
 

HopefulHumanist

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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.
 
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OneMike

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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.
Really? What watch did you use before?
 
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kmj2318

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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...
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.
 
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Chundles

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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.
 

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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.

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...
 

zmunkz

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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...
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...
 

telefono

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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.
 

soya

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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)..
 

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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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