How about a larger Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Felix Bomar, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Felix Bomar macrumors newbie

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    It seems to me there is room for a third size of Apple Watch: either 46 or 48 MM. What do you think?
     
  2. raqball macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to see slightly larger watch options...
     
  3. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Not interested in a larger watch. I like the fit and size of my AW 42mm.
     
  5. Starship67 Suspended

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    Uh no.
     
  6. rugmankc Contributor

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    Strap an iPhone to your wrist---;)

    I doubt Apple would have 3 iterations

    Much bigger equals too gaudy and in your face----imho
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    No. 42 is big enough.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I don’t see Apple venturing onto a 48 mm, not to mention the cost behind that to the consumer. Perhaps a 44 mm, but a 48MM would be way to large for many.
     
  9. TScottTX macrumors member

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    42mm screen works well for my 70+ year old eyes. I'd actually like to see the watch lose a bit of girth while increasing battery life. I know, wishful thinking...
     
  10. ChristianVirtual macrumors 601

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    not really needed; but allow the iPad to be the main companion would be great and just a software config ...
    And then adding more health-related sensors (my biggest wish would be blood pressure)
     
  11. Number-Six macrumors 6502

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    What I'd want: A round Apple Watch (but no bigger than 42mm)
     
  12. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    It needs to be thinner before going bigger.
     
  13. Stlcheer macrumors 6502

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    I love the size of the 42mm. I think a 44mm might be a decent sell but I don't think it needs to go much bigger.
     
  14. raqball macrumors 68000

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    42MM is a little small in my honest opinion when used for sports. As a fashion accessory it's a fine size. I'd like it a little larger though for workouts and sport activities. I train for and do triathlons and a larger screen would, well you know, make seeing the data on the move that much easier. Try taking a gander at your Apple Watch while swimming...

    Here is my Garmin Fenix 5 in 47MM... Not all that large and in all honestly, I wonder if I should have went with their 52MM version instead after using it for several months now...

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  15. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, 48mm would be pushing it way too much.
     
  16. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Don't mix up case size with font size and clarity. There's a lot of dead space on that Fenix's screen.
     
  17. raqball macrumors 68000

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    I'm not mixing anything up.. That's my cycling main screen. For running I have 4 data fields and for swimming I have 3. The more data fields, the smaller the font gets and the more screen space is used. But like I said, I think I should have went with the 52mm version of it.

    I had the AW Series 2 last year and it's not even close as to which is more readable during vigorous exercise. The fenix 5 flat out demolishes the AW for readability of data when running or swimming. I don't look at either watch when cycling but I assume it's the same.

    I am considering getting a 42mm AW 3 but I do worry that it's awful small and hard to read for certain activities, which is partially why I ditched the 2. I don't think Apple will do a larger version but I'd buy one of they did.
     
  18. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I have no desire for a larger AW myself. The display is already larger than the one on my old Garmin 410, and I don't want the bulk on my wrist. My exercise watch before the AW and Garmin was a little plastic Timex Camper.
     
  19. raqball macrumors 68000

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    Agree.. I wonder how much bulk a 46mm AW would add though. The weigh of the Aluminum AW 3 is what's drawing me back to purchasing another. I do notice the weight of the Garmin when swimming, especially choppy open water swims..
     
  20. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    been saying this since day 1....should be at least 46mm...
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think there would be a very small demographic for a 46 mm Apple Watch. I think the 42 mm is a great size, if it was slightly larger as a 44 mm, I think that be the most I would want with a smart watch. But I don’t see a large majority being interested in a 46 mm variant. Also, Apples price point for a 46 mm would be something likely not attractive as well, already given the price point for some of the stainless and ceramic models.
     
  22. raqball macrumors 68000

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    44mm would interest me. I'd have to see in person how much 2mm difference would make but on such a small watch I think it would be noticeable..
     
  23. satchmo macrumors 68020

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    Personally i like smaller watches.

    I think keeping the 38mm and 42 sizes but with a larger display by reducing the bezel (just like iPhone x) would be ideal.
     
  24. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    I think I like my 42. You never know... though...maybe a little bigger would e okay? But I am a female with fairly small wrists... so too big might look silly.
     

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