Apple Watch is extremely heavy

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by comics addict, Jun 30, 2015.

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  1. comics addict macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2013
    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

    Feb 9, 2014
    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


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    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

    Feb 16, 2013
    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

    Jun 25, 2003
    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


    Jun 27, 2010
    Plano, TX
    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

    Jul 15, 2008
    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.
  8. Jigga macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2009
  9. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Nope. The 38mm Apple Sport Watch is lighter than my Swiss automatic watch, my dive watch, and my GPS watch.
  10. TJone macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2010
    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

    Feb 16, 2013

    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

    Jun 11, 2009
    Yes, I have.
    My analog watches are much heavier too.
  13. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2015
    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

    Jul 18, 2010
    Try using the classic buckle with the 38mm sport... Night and day difference.
  15. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Really? What watch did you use before?
  16. kmj2318 macrumors 68000


    Aug 22, 2007
    Naples, FL
    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


    Jul 4, 2005
    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

    Jan 20, 2005
    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


    Nov 4, 2007
    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


    Dec 17, 2007
    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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    May 3, 2012
  22. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    I own 12 watches and my 42mm SS Apple Watch with sport band is the lightest.
  23. soya macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    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

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    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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