Can you help recommend a size based on photos?

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  1. kylera macrumors 65816

    kylera

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    My wrist is roughly 170mm, or just under 6.7 inches. Here's a pic with the 38mm on top and the 42mm on bottom.

    I'm suddenly having second thoughts about the size. Maybe I'm overthinking things.

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  2. Mr.Blacky macrumors regular

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    Personally I would go with the 38mm, it looks more subtle.
     
  3. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.
     
  4. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    Your call, they both look ok on your wrist. With that said there are advantages of the 42mm model (bigger screen and bigger battery)
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    Having had both the 38 was just a little too small to navigate and to read.
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    IMO the 42 looks fine.
    One thing you may find with the 42 is you'll be right in between the S/M band being too small and the M/L being too big.
    Go with the 42
     
  6. BarracksSi Suspended

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    38mm.

    My wrist is right around 7" and I use the S/M size of the Sport band on my 42mm, usually at the third hole from the end (second hole when sleeping or in hot weather, fourth hole when working out).

    Given another chance, I'd probably go 38mm. My wife thought the 42 was good on me, though.
     
  7. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Depends on your eyesight. If you have good eyesight, 38 is fine, but if you have aging eyes, you might want to go with 42 for easier reading of text.
     
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  9. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    Purely for looks the 38 looks better.

    I use both. I have a 38mm for running and a 42mm for the office. I like the 38mm because it's lighter when I'm out on a run. I also think the 38 looks better on my 165mm wrist. I only bought the 42mm because I thought the touch targets would be easier to hit. They aren't. If feels about the same to me. But the battery is longer.
     
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    38mm looks a little better, but go with the 42mm - far more usable IMO
     
  12. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Although I have thin wrists my large-ish hands look absolutely stupid next to a tiny watch. Go with 42.
     
  13. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    38mm looks too small. Those few extra mm with the 42 makes a huge difference when it comes to reading screen content
     
  14. KennethS macrumors regular

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    To my eye, the 38mm looks a tad small but the 42mm is a tad big (don't shoot me, just my opinion). So I don't think either is an obvious choice over the other. In that case, I would personally go with the 42mm.
     
  15. AGamble macrumors regular

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    42!

    Anyone know the fit scale for the S/M and M/L sport bands?
     
  16. BarracksSi Suspended

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    S/M starts at 140mm and goes up to, I think, 180mm (maybe 185?), and M/L starts at about 160 and goes up to 210.

    L/XL goes up to 245, officially.
     

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