Apple Watch on my wrist is driving me crazy

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mightyjabba, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    I haven't worn a watch in well over 10 years, and I am extremely aware of it on my arm. I feel like gollum when Sam and Frodo tried to tie a rope to him. It burns! It freezes! :p

    Seriously though, it's pretty uncomfortable. I've tried various band tightness levels but it may just be something I have to live with until I get used to it. Would a band like the Milanese be any better than the sport in this regard?
  2. Nde macrumors 6502a


    Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Well, if you are not happy with your watch, there a millions out there like myself would like to get one.

    I have a watch on my wrist. I name my watch "June." The hair sticking out points to 12 o'clock and sometimes, when the air blows, it points at 3. It is washable.
  3. ZombiePete macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    You'll get used to it, and then eventually you'll feel weird when you're not wearing a watch. I wear my Fossil all the time, and only occasionally take it off when I'm going to be doing a lot of typing. I am constantly aware that it's not on my wrist.

    Similarly, I remember when I started wearing a mouth guard at night to keep me from grinding my teeth. The first couple nights I thought that there was no way I'd ever get used to that bulky piece of plastic stuck to my teeth. Nowadays, I am acutely aware when I lay down to go to sleep and it's not in, and I am not able to sleep comfortably without it.
  4. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    Did you remember to get the special Hutt-sized band?
  5. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    that'd be highly unlikely. the sport band is rubber while the Milanese band is metal mesh which wouldn't feel as comfy on your skin compared to the rubber version.
  6. GReeeeN macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    if you haven't had anything on your wrist for 10 years, why did you expect chucking a piece of tech, most probably larger than most watches out there to suddenly be all comfortable and fine? :(
  7. MarkGonyea macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2015
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Wore mine all day yesterday and I felt that it was one of the most comfortable watches I have ever worn. I haven't worn a watch in years and this felt good. I got the black sports band and the material feels amazing.
  8. GReeeeN macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    SS or Aluminium?
  9. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
  10. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    I'm the opposite. For the past 5 years I was wearing a super heavy stainless steel link band citizen skyhawk. My sport feels like virtually nothing on my wrist compared to the Eco drive.
  11. BeckyG macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2010
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Yes! The band feels so good! It's like silky, or velvety, or something. I love it.
  12. ryantbfh macrumors member

    Nov 23, 2014
    I've never ever worn a watch before and always thought they were pointless lol. But I love my Apple Watch Sport! It feels comfy, soft and the tightness is just right for me.
  13. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2012
    Southern NJ
    I can relate somewhat. It's going to take some getting used to.

    My wedding band still feels odd on my finger sometimes, and I have been married 7 years.
  14. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    You just need time to get used to wearing a watch. No matter what band you get it will be ackward , week or two and not wearing it will be ackward
  15. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    If you haven't worn a watch in a long time, there are two things to get used to. The first is just the weight of the watch on your wrist. Surprisingly, the weight of the sports band depends on the color, so switching to milanese might be a wash if you have black, or might be lighter if you have white. (I have no idea why, a dense pigment?)

    The other is the feel of the watch and strap on your arm. Especially since the watch needs to be a little snug for you to feel your taps, this will take a bit of getting used to. Odds are changing bands won't change a whole lot, but if you find that the holes on the sports band are either a little too big or a little too small and never just right, the milanese might work better for you since it can be adjusted just right. Also, your wrist probably changes size throughout the day: with my old watch and a link bracelet, sometimes it was fairly loose and sometimes it was just snug. So don't worry if it feels like you should adjust it now and then.

    Odds are, you'll get used to it. I don't think there's anything uniquely uncomfortable with the Apple Watch, and I've found it's about the same weight as my old watch, so there's been little adjustment for me.
  16. quackers82 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2014
    I've not worn a watch since the late 90s felt odd yesterday but have hardly noticed its on my wrist today unless it's been tapping me for my attention. Sports strap is nice and comfortable and the watch is very VERY light.
  17. eattherich macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2011
    The problem I had when I started wearing a watch again a few months ago after 10+ years without one is that I keep banging it on things. I need to fix that before my Apple Watch is delivered. :)
  18. Gooberton macrumors 65816

    Jun 20, 2010
    Are you joking? The Milanese feels like fabric
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    The classic band feels nice. It's fairly thick, but soft, and like any traditional leather strap there is a little bit of "give" because the buckle moves slightly as your wrist expands and contracts.
  20. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Milanese here. Extremely comfy. I forget it is there.
  21. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030


    Jun 12, 2011
    I can feel you here. I have never worn a watch. I'm one of those 'youngsters' that would just pull out their phone to check the time and notifications. I always thought a standard watch was pointless because all it did was tell time. The Apple Watch is proving to be quite useful to me. Now I just need to get used to wearing a watch.

    Like others have said, the Sport band is probably best to wear during the 'break in' period. The material is really nice.
  22. kovey macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2011
    This is the problem. All you non-watch wearers are going to have a tough time.
  23. tknice macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Here's another problem, especially with heavier watches. The crown can dig into your wrist when your arm is down. I have a few that do this and it's why I rarely wear them. The apple watch crown is low profile and perfect. Since the watch is pretty light as well, turned out to be a non issue.

    I was a little worried since i never tried it on ahead of time.
  24. RichiMac macrumors regular

    Dec 14, 2012
    Bunch of wusses! In my day we used barbed wire for our watchbands....and we LOVED IT!!!

  25. mavis macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Tokyo, Japan
    Actually, I prefer the Milanese for the simple reason that it's easily and infinitely adjustable.

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