Is the series 4 less chunky?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Seanm87, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Seanm87 macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2014
    I had the very first Apple Watch stainless steel when it came out. I liked it but found it quite bulky and heavy. I ended up selling it as I needed some cash at the time.

    I’m thinking of getting a series 4, I know it is a bit thinner but is it noticeably lighter/comfortable than the old one? How much thinner is it?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
  3. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a


    Apr 27, 2015
    Gilbert, AZ
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    There literally is no differentiation of determining how thin the Apple Watch by physically holding the Series 4 over the first GEN Apple Watch, they both feel physically exactly the same in the hand, even if there are millimeters of a difference. Nothing drastically changed with the ‘thickness’ on the Apple Watch at all over the course of any model.
  5. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I went from a Stainless Steel Series 0 to a Stainless Steel Series 4 and I didn't really notice a difference.

    Personally, if you found the Series 0 Stainless to be uncomfortable, I would go with Aluminum with the Series 4.
  6. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    If you didn’t like the first gen then you won’t like the Series 4. The Series 4 is actually thicker than the 1st gen watch.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Which isn’t even noticeable by holding in the hand. If you watched the Series 3 Keynote when it launched, Jeff Williams (COO) stated it was only two sheets of paper thicker, which I suspect the Series 4 shares very similar dimensions in terms of thickness at 10.7mm, where as the Series 3 is 11.4 MM. there’s no way someone could differentiate that type of thickness by holding it in their hand or on the wrist.
  8. annk Administrator


    Staff Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Somewhere over the rainbow
    Going from a series 3 to 4, I felt the rounded edges gives the illusion of the watch being thinner and sleeker, but I also went from silver aluminum to gold aluminum, so that could be influencing how it appears to me.

    I went from 42 to 44 as well, and it still seems sleeker to me. Weird.
  9. TotalMacMove macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2013
    My girlfriend has the series 3 and i have the 4. I can barely tell the difference..

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