Apple Watch isn't for Lefties!

roland.g

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No left handed version, no sale. On a normal watch you simply don't use the crown that often, but on an Apple Watch, you will be using it a lot. For us lefties who wear our watch on the right wrist, a left mounted crown would be essential so we aren't reaching over the screen.


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Paddle1

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No left handed version, no sale. On a normal watch you simply don't use the crown that often, but on an Apple Watch, you will be using it a lot. For us lefties who wear our watch on the right wrist, a left mounted crown would be essential so we aren't reaching over the screen.
You could wear it on your left wrist.
 

dacreativeguy

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One of the hands on reviews said that the software will allow a lefty orientation during setup. It does look like the watch is symmetrical aside from the crown and button, so hope this is the case.
 

roland.g

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No, but most lefties don't have the dexterity to control it with their right hand. Think about it as a righty if you had to do a lot of pinpoint control things with your left. I have never worn a watch on my left wrist. Unless they make a lefty version or it can be worn upside down and have the screen flipped or something they will lose a lot of sales.
 

dacreativeguy

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No, but most lefties don't have the dexterity to control it with their right hand. Think about it as a righty if you had to do a lot of pinpoint control things with your left. I have never worn a watch on my left wrist. Unless they make a lefty version or it can be worn upside down and have the screen flipped or something they will lose a lot of sales.
Has absolutely nothing to do with dexterity. If I wore a watch on my left hand, it would snag on everything, and I'd beat the hell out of it. Most people wear watches on their non-dominant hand just so they don't get in the way.
 

ARSkemp

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No, but most lefties don't have the dexterity to control it with their right hand. Think about it as a righty if you had to do a lot of pinpoint control things with your left. I have never worn a watch on my left wrist. Unless they make a lefty version or it can be worn upside down and have the screen flipped or something they will lose a lot of sales.
I'm left handed and I've always worn my watch on my left wrist. It actually feels unnatural otherwise.

Putting that aside, hopefully they have a configurable option in the software for this.
 

iFanaddic

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No left handed version, no sale. On a normal watch you simply don't use the crown that often, but on an Apple Watch, you will be using it a lot. For us lefties who wear our watch on the right wrist, a left mounted crown would be essential so we aren't reaching over the screen.
maybe it will be reversible? the buttons would be the other way around.. but it seems like a decent way to solve the issue.
 

phrozend

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Roland. I take it you live in a home without any doors. You buy special scissors at a special store. You love McCartney and you hate Lennon. :)
 

Patriot24

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Folks, they're going to solve this one with software and the removable bands. Put it in lefty mode, reverse the bands, and now the crown is on the side that you need it to be.

Not sure why everyone is freaking out about this.
 

Dan70

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I'm right handed but I'd have to wear it on my right wrist and the fact the crown is on the right hand side does spoil it for me a bit. Will have to try and get use to having a watch on my left wrist.
 

firewood

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Just flip the Watch display upside-down, and it auto-magically becomes a left-hander's watch that can be worn on the other wrist.

It's probably just a mode in the Watch Settings.

The straps probably easily reverse as well.
 

Nismo73

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I would wear it on my right hand. It seems like you can use it as is if you can just spin the dial with one finger, and your wouldn't cover up the screen by doing so.
 

Dirtycazz

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I'm left handed and I've always worn my watch on my left wrist. It actually feels unnatural otherwise.

Putting that aside, hopefully they have a configurable option in the software for this.
If you wear the watch on your right hand, how are you going to use the writing feature? Some comments are just ignorant. The lefty or southpaw feature better allow the watch to work upside down. True lefties need to use the watch on their right wrist. Lefties who have adapted to society and wear a watch on their right wrist need to be acclimated to the left.

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Just flip the Watch display upside-down, and it auto-magically becomes a left-hander's watch that can be worn on the other wrist.

It's probably just a mode in the Watch Settings.

The straps probably easily reverse as well.
I hope that's the case.
 

douglasf13

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If you wear the watch on your right hand, how are you going to use the writing feature? Some comments are just ignorant. The lefty or southpaw feature better allow the watch to work upside down. True lefties need to use the watch on their right wrist. Lefties who have adapted to society and wear a watch on their right wrist need to be acclimated to the left.

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I hope that's the case.
Apple Insider confirmed it. No worries.
 

prowlmedia

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Yeah it will be I am sure. Flip it over swap the bands. Done. the scrollydodad will just be on the bottom instead.

And
 

Drewsf1

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Please Stop

Please stop creating these moronic threads—the watch and bands are reversible for lefties.
 

joejoejoe

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No left handed version, no sale. On a normal watch you simply don't use the crown that often, but on an Apple Watch, you will be using it a lot. For us lefties who wear our watch on the right wrist, a left mounted crown would be essential so we aren't reaching over the screen.
It does work for lefties.

You can choose orientation.

The straps can be swapped, putting the crown on your left when it's on your right wrist.

You should consider reading more info about unreleased products before freaking out.
 

mtmac

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I think adding a crown was a great idea for a smart watch. It makes it look less techy and familiar. However, I thought they screwed up by not placing it in the center. Had it been centered with a button on each side, a software patch could be developed and it would be exactly the same for wearers on either hand. When designing a crown to make it look more traditional, why not opt for the traditional placement that would both look better and wouldn't change based on hand orientation?
 

mcdj

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Please stop creating these moronic threads—the watch and bands are reversible for lefties.
All bow to the all knowing Drewsf1 who was born knowing every obscure unmentioned detail all you pedestrian keynote watchers should already know.