Dominant or non-dominant wrist?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mk313, Mar 11, 2018.


Do you wear your watch on the wrist if your dominant or non-dominant hand?

  1. Dominant

    12 vote(s)
  2. Non-dominant

    39 vote(s)
  1. mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    left handed but have always worn my
    Watches on my left wrist (back when I wore them). Now I wear my Apple Watch on my left hand as well. It makes scribble much harder to use but I tried wearing it on my right wrist a couple of time and it just felt odd.

    I’m curious to see if others do the same.
  2. Relentless Power, Mar 11, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I’m Right-hand dominant, and I always wear my Watches on my right wrist.
  3. Shirasaki macrumors G3


    May 16, 2015
    I am right-hand user but I swap from one wrist to another pretty frequently, mainly because it is too much to wear on one wrist for extensive period.
  4. tarsins macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2009
    It would drive me crazy trying to operate my watch with my non-dominant hand.
  5. kapolani macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2011
    Lefty here.

    Always wore my watch on my left wrist as well.

    Just something we have to deal with. So glad my daughter turned out right handed. For a while there she was doing everything with her left.

    Didn't want her to have to deal with all the lefty problems!
  6. Krayzkat Suspended

    Apr 22, 2011
    Right handed but wear watch on left wrist with digital crown facing left to avoid buttons being pressed when doing exercises (press ups etc) or high giving people.
  7. CNebs macrumors member

    Feb 23, 2018
    Northern VA
    Right handed from training, so by that I’m dominant right. Wear watch on my left-hand side.
  8. thisismyusername macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2015
    I'm a lefty. I don't currently wear a watch but I used to wear them on my right wrist. It'd be no different if I wore an Apple Watch today.

    I actually started wearing watches on my left wrist when I was a kid because that's what everyone else did (because they were righties). I switched to wearing it my right wrist some time when I was still in school because it was more comfortable to write that way. It stuck as I got older but it wouldn't be a big deal for me to wear on Apple Watch on my left wrist if it turned out to be easier to use that way (I can somewhat write with my right hand so that wouldn't be an issue).
  9. raqball macrumors 68000

    Sep 11, 2016
    I am a weird lefty..

    Write left handed, shoot pistols left handed and wear watches on left wrist. However, I shoot rifles right handed and kick with my right foot.. LOL
  10. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Wear the watch on my left wrist unless I am exercising or running, which I then switch, and wear the watch on the right wrist for better accuracy.
  11. Vell843 macrumors regular


    Jun 20, 2011
    Lol, I am the same but opposite hand.
  12. csurfr macrumors 68020

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Exact same thing here.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 12, 2018 ---
    Yep, I do that too.
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Since I’m ambidextrous, I typically wear on either wrist.
  14. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2015

    Heavily right hand/leg dominate and wear the watch on the left arm.

    I find it very cool to be just as good with both arms but then again, I am easy to impress. I pitched for about 20 years to a fairly high level including college and beyond and have seen this only once a twice ever.

    The only thing I do with the left side is I jump off my left leg and can’t even make legible print with my left hand. Useless info I know.
  15. Endorphine88 macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2018
    Philadelphia, PA
    I go back and forth, but prefer it on my right hand (dominant).
  16. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009
    On the hand that I don’t use that much when I’m working less chance of it getting damaged. I guess it doesn’t matter if you don’t do anything all day other than typing

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