Is it weird that it's so thick the band hovers above your wrist?

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  1. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I haven't tried it on yet, but all the images I've seen online shows the not really snug around the wrist because the Watch is too damn thick.
     
  2. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    You, dont say anything until you actually try it on in person :rolleyes:
     
  3. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Go try it on. Then come back and enjoy your crow.
     
  4. El Aurens macrumors member

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    It's likely that the band was a Sport M/L size. The longer length wraps around a smaller wrist which causes the band to appear to "hover" above the wrist, as there are now two layers of the band on that part of the wrist. Using a S/M band will prevent this visual effect.
     
  5. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    Then you are perfectly qualified to comment on the fit. Please continue...
     
  6. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    You haven't tried it on, yet it's "too damn thick". I have tried it on. And it's not "too damn thick". It's just fine. And a "hovering band"? What are you talking about? I didn't see any hovering bands when I tried it on. But if it comes next Friday, I'll talk a look for a hovering band and get back to you on it.
     
  7. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    The hovering bands won't be delivered until June, sorry.
     
  8. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What crow? The topic is in the form of a question aimed at those who've tried it on. Stop being so defensive. I've thrown tens of thousands of dollars at Apple products. I still don't consider myself an iSheep.
     
  9. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Moto 360: 11.5mm thick
    Samsung Gear S: 12.5mm thick
    LG G Watch R: 9.7mm thick
    Huawei Watch: 11.3mm thick
    Pebble: 11.5mm thick
    Pebble Time: 9.5mm thick
    Apple Watch: 10.5mm thick

    Apple Watch is right around the same sizes as all the other popular smartwatches, and thinner than 4 out of the 6 others I mentioned. Not sure why everyone keeps commenting on "how thick" it is. You really need to see it in person to get a grasp of just how small it really is.
     
  10. Yr Blues thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So far, it's the best of the bunch. And like everything else, really thick. I'm focusing on the hovering band that's more cinch than snug.
     
  11. bumpylumpy macrumors member

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    If you're talking about the rubber band, it's not because the watch thickness - it's because of the way the band is angled outward from the watch case. It goes straight out, and the rubber is stiff enough that it tends to bow out first before contacting your wrist.

    I think this could have been solved by having the band come out a more of a downward angle.

    The Milanese loop does not have this problem; it can angle directly downward and contact the skin closer to the point it leaves the watch case.
     
  12. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    I tried the Apple Watch for the first time yesterday. It does appear that the Sport band version seem to hover over your wrist, both the 42 mm and the 38 mm versions. The sport bands do feel very nice on the hand and have a nice magnetic mechanism to keep the watch snugly fit.
     
  13. Dub1ous macrumors regular

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    The watch is too damn thick!!!

    Seriously though, I'll reserve judgment on such things for when my watch shows up.
     
  14. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    it's probably that 'dome' thing uderneath... that ought to push the whole thing up.
     
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  16. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Have you had those cheap rubber watches and the dial itself protrudes from the wrist, because the strap needs to give in and ease up a few wears before it settles? Not to say this will happen, but it's what people have been suggesting. :D I love early adopters.
     
  17. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Both watch sizes are small and neither sticks up more then any watch I've ever worn. These watches look large in pics but are tiny
     
  18. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Thickness of Apple Watch is right on par with many mechanical watches that are quite popular amongst watch-wearing individuals.

    If you see a band poorly fit, that's all there is too it. Someone chose the wrong case size, band size, or didn't put it on right. This is really common, getting the wrong fit. I mean, just about every single picture I've seen showing the milanese band, for example, has the band on backwards/upside down.

    There is absolutely nothing bad or strange about how the Apple Watch fits compared to real watches. It's fine. Get one that actually fits and a band that works well with your arm. It's not the watch itself that is a problem when you see an odd fit.
     

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