Lefties

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by flavorphil, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. flavorphil macrumors newbie

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    I love the ability to wear the Apple Watch on my right wrist. I also switched the bands around to make it a completely left-handed watch.
     
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    With AW3 You can also turn it 180 degrees so the buttons are on the left and are more accessible to your left hand.
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    Like this (taken with the Camera app on the AW)
     
  4. Suunto macrumors newbie

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    Then you get lots of accidental wheel presses if you do it that way. Easier to get to...easier to press the wheel. Pick your poison.
     
  5. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    You can do that with all series of Watches. I did my series 0 for a while... now I wear it on my right wrist with the buttons on the right... it just feels more natural.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Band looks way too tight!
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    No so. I wear mine the same and have never had any accidental presses. Mine did not when I wore it on my left wrist, why should it on my right?
     
  7. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816

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    This actually worked from day one... Apple showed it off at the watch reveal back in autumn 2014 IIRC.

    Can't say I've ever accidentally clicked my crown with the back of my hand in being a wearer for the past 3 years (almost.) My hand just doesn't flex far enough to even push against the crown, much less be able to click it.
     
  8. Suunto macrumors newbie

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    Try doing push-ups with it that way. Unless you wear your watch on your forearm, you’ll trigger it.
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    If you workout at all, you’ll trigger the crown. I’m sure there’s lots of other ways to trigger it, but I switched it back once I triggered it during a workout.
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I’m doing a push up every other days & have never accidentally trigger any crown clicking. (own the watch from the original version to Series 3). I can’t even intentionally trigger it. :)

    This is a no issue for someone whose wrist is thin & lean.
     
  10. Suunto macrumors newbie

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    Don’t know what to tell you. Maybe you’ve been doing push-ups wrong since owning the original? Not sure. Plenty of YouTube videos to watch to see how to do a proper push-up if that’s the case.

    But congrats on not triggering the crown. I do trigger it so I wear it the other way.
     
  11. dwfaust macrumors 601

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    There’s no snark quite like ‘superiority’ snark
     
  12. Suunto macrumors newbie

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    Lol he basically said I had fat wrists. Oh well. He’ll get over it.
     
  13. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I agree with @Newtons Apple. You are wearing your band way too tight.
     
  14. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Oh.. I didn’t mean it to comes out like that. Just stating the fact about the physicality of my wrist, which defeats your insistence that this is universal problem.
     
  15. mpainesyd macrumors 6502

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    This thread seems to have taken a strange turn ( sorry :) . The important thing is that lefties have a choice and can wear the watch in the manner that suits them best. Not so with my “old” analogue watch.
     
  16. nieks macrumors regular

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    Not to mention the hole in the pants ;) :p

    What I don't get is why this topic exists, because this is how the Apple Watch is intended. You can wear it if you're left handed or right handed. It was designed to be worn the way you like it, left or right, with the buttons left or right, with the bands the way you like it. It's nothing new since 2014, right? (pun intended ;) )
     
  17. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    I wear my 42mm Series 0 on my left wrist with buttons to the right as I think it just looks wrong any other way - specially when I see pics of people with buttons on the left as the watch then looks upside down.... :confused:
     

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