How tight is too tight?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by daijholt, May 11, 2015.

  1. daijholt macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2013
    Wales, UK
    So Apple's official guidance recommends this:

    "Wear your Apple Watch with the right fit — not too tight, not too loose, and with room for your skin to breathe"

    Just wanted to get people's take on what this actually means?

    What would you consider to be too tight, or too loose? And what would you consider to be a "Snug" fit for Apple Watch?
  2. Recognition macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2013
    If your hand looks like this, then it's too tight. :p

    Ok seriously now, I've heard you should be able to slip your pinky finger inbetween the strap and your wrist for the best fit.

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  3. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    It's too tight if you let out a sigh when you undo the clasp at in the evening.

    It's too loose if it spins on your wrist at all.
  4. dward85 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2012
  5. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    General watch tightness recommendations are being able to slip a finger in between the band and your arm or the watch being able to slide no more than 2 inches up and down your wrist.
  6. wdfly macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    if your hand changes color and/or falls off, it's too tight.
  7. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2011
  8. richard371 macrumors 68020

    Feb 1, 2008
    I like it tight. I have mine in the 4th hole on the 42mm SS medium sports band and it feels great.
  9. threluja macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2014
    I'm so looking forward to apple pants, I have no idea how I've gotten through life without their advice. Do I need a belt or should the pants fit like hipsters?
  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    It's too tight when you feel it's too tight

    Has 90% of this board never worn a watch before?
  11. GrimmsGirl, May 11, 2015
    Last edited: May 11, 2015

    GrimmsGirl macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2013
    I've worn a watch for probably 35 of my 49 years. The problem I see with the Apple Watch is it needs to be worn tighter than most watches in order for the sensors maintain a connection with your wrist. I am definitely wearing my Apple watch tighter than I have typically worn any previous watch I've owned. Unfortunately, by the end of the day I "feel" the watch on my wrist.

    I think part of the problem is I have very small wrists, and I don't have a lot of extra "meat" on my bones so the bottom of the watch is pressing into my wrist and causing a bit of discomfort by the end of the day. I can easily slip my thumb in between the band and the side of my wrist, but I can barely slip my pinky between the bottom of the watch case and my wrist. If I loosen the band just by one hole, I can slip my pointer finger between the case and my wrist and the sensors don't maintain contact with my wrist. Maybe the sport band just needs to soften up a bit and conform to my wrist a bit more. I don't know if it will do that or not, so I ordered the link band in the hope that it will conform to my wrist a bit more which will make it more comfortable to wear for the whole day. The other problem I see with the sport band is it's "sticky" and doesn't slip around very easily. Based on my previous experience with stainless link bands, the Apple link band should fix that problem as well so the back of the watch isn't pressing into the same part of my wrist for the entire day.
  12. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2015
    Perfect tightness is when you can just barely maneuver your pinky finger between the strap and your wrist.

    It's too loose if you can spin it around or if the watch face slides to the bottom of your wrist.

    It's too tight if your hand starts to turn purple. :p
  13. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    when wearing any watch I always do the two finger check... I should be able to get two fingers in between the band and my wrist without it being too loose. You want your wrist/skin to breathe and not collect sweat, dead skin, oils, etc on the under side of the watch and band. the watch show move a bit on your wrist. Its okay if the watch moves on your wrist, it's not going to fall off.
  14. ohwevad macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Most other watches don't have a heart rate sensor. It's a valid question. Not that it would be different, but maybe that it doesn't have to be different.
  15. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    from the amount of watch wearing questions i've read, I would have to say no. I rarely see people wearing watches these days.
  16. Fiestaman macrumors regular

    Feb 7, 2009
    I think this is true for all men. :D
  17. Gohawks!!! macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2015
    Los Angeles
    Is too tight, when there is a circle on your wrist when you take off the watch?? I guess I should put it 1 hole back, right.
  18. alxz1194 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    I have this too when I take it off, but if I move to the next hole, it's too lose. I think it's from the sensor being curved outwards a bit
  19. ksuyen macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2012
    I think it's too tight if you feel 'it' squeezes you, and it's too lose if you can't feel 'it' at all. Most men I know loves it's tight, it's more enjoyable. By "it" of course I mean the Apple Watch. :D
  20. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2007
    LOL, I totally lost it when I saw this screencap.

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