Is it a mini-computer around your wrist?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Geert76, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Geert76, Oct 5, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018

    Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    Funny and almost comical to watch a lot of the 44mm new Series 4 of people showing it here on this forum and elsewhere online.

    A lot of them are way too big, almost like people are carrying a mini-computer around their wrist :D

    I thought a watch should be elegant and subtile.
    Not like when you see someone coming towards you and bammm! The first and only thing you see is that gigantic 44mm Apple Watch around a (very) small wrist.

    But hey...maybe I am still old fashioned :p
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Technically, the Apple Watch is most certainly a ‘mini computer’, but I don’t pay attention or care enough to worry about how big or how small the Apple Watch is on somebody’s wrist either.
  3. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    I think Apple Watch is one of the smallest ‘smart’ watch out there?
  4. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    I am in no way worried about anyone's Apple Watch ;)

    like I mentioned, it's just funny to see those big 44mm watches around some of those really small/tiny wrists.

    But at least Apple is offering some really good choices with the Series 3 and Series 4, so that's really good!
  5. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I have small wrists so I prefer the 38/40, never felt like it was big. I don't think the 42/44 looked too big on more normal size wrists though. Obviously it's a preference regarding size so it's good we have both sizes.
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I am afraid things have changed. I do not consider my SBSS 44 mm a computer, it is more of an extension of my MAX.

    Before the Apple watch I was wearing a solid gold Rolex. Not sure if it was elegant but it was NOT subtle, it drew too much attention from the wrong people and glad I no longer wear it. It now sleeps in my drawer.

    After Polishing.jpeg
  7. cube, Oct 5, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2018

    cube macrumors P6

    May 10, 2004
    I think you mean pico (nano would be a smartphone, for example).
  8. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    oh, I am sure things have changed....Nowadays big is good and biggest is best, at least for a lot of people when it comes to iPhones and/or Apple Watches.

    Just look at where the iPhone came from with 3,5inch years ago and now 6,5inch XS Max.
    If you would say in 2014 that there would be 6,5 inch iPhones in 2018, a lot of people whould call you crazy, ''Apple will never go that big!" ;)

    I guess we are heading that way with the Apple Watch as well.

    It's just an observation I had the last few days watching some of the 44mm watches on small/tiny wrists.
  9. Fthree macrumors 6502a

    Mar 14, 2014
    i always thought i had small wrists but the 44 fits just right without any "overhang" its replaced my garmin (that was about 50mm and fit nicely)
  10. StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    It performs computations, so, yes, it is a computer.

    But do not ask Apple, they do not know what's a computer.
  11. Geert76 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    with a mini computer I actually meant sizewise, not that it is almost working as a computer ;)
  12. Renjo2007 macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2012
    I think it is a mini computer with limited capabilities and it is elegant if combined with a nice color leather band.
  13. Deguello macrumors 6502a


    Jun 29, 2008
    I think where you might have gone off the rails is assuming that other people share your view that watches are supposed to be elegant and subtle -- which are arguably incompatible with each other, anyway -- rather than, say, functional and utilitarian.

    My 44 isn't any more or less elegant on my large wrist than on someone's smaller wrist. More subtle, possibly.
  14. Occamsrazr macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2012
    Anybody that can deadlift 405lb should have no problem wearing the 44mm on their wrist
  15. anthonymoody macrumors 68020


    Aug 8, 2002

    Don't be mislead by the close up photos. Most are taken with iPhones, so because blahblahblah photography the perspective is very much distorted. Pay more attention to the ones where you can see a forearm in the frame. Those do a much better job of conveying the scale.

    And btw, the 44 is only very slightly larger than the 42. You do realize that that's well under 1/10 of an inch? If you didn't think the 42 S0/1/2/3 looked like a computer on the wrist, then the S4 shouldn't either.
  16. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Jun 20, 2010
    Who said watches need to be subtle?? Diving watches for example are not subtle. You might like small watches but not everyone is you!

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