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macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 6, 2009
I'm not talking bluetooth or anything, not afraid of that. I mean maybe it is the band itself? I have the Sport band and I'm not in pain, nothing like that, just a little discomfort maybe on the left and right of my wrist. Little sore. I loosened it today, so we will see how that works. I think it is the band really. The two bones on the left and right of my wrist feel a little sore about midway through the day. Anyone else? Just have it too tight I hope? Just venting hoping someone else had the same experience and went away over time, I NEVER used to wear a watch before.

BTW, I have had the watch for only 4 days.


macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2014
If your hand is turning red, it's too tight.

Now that you've loosened it up, it should be fine. I don't even notice I'm wearing mine.


macrumors 65816
May 20, 2015
The sport band sport AW is the most comfortable watch I have worn in the past 30 years. However, the key is that I have been wearing a watch for decades, so I am used to it. It may just be normal adjustment. My four current watches and their comfort comments:
  • Wenger sport with a leather band (my beater watch) - Medium heavy and the band feels stiff. Does not move naturally on my wrist, and the band can absorb some sweat.
  • Seiko special edition stainless with stainless band (my daily wear dress watch) - Feels heavy; fits comfortably on my writs; SS link band fits well, but it is thick and presses against my wrist when typing or doing desk work.
  • Garmin 920XT with plastic band (athlete watch) - Heavy and thick (huge, really); wear for all aerobic activities; not comfortable after exercise; band traps sweat and sticks to my wrist.
  • Apple Watch sport with sport band (new daily wear & beater) - Feels weightless; no friction between the band and my wrist; hole placement ideal for my wrist size; do not notice it when typing or doing desk work.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 6, 2009
thanks for the replies. Yeah my hand wasnt turning red or anything, just a little discomfort. NOT PAIN, just discomfort so I must have had it too tight. I loosened it up and still some discomfort but I think thats just from being sore from probably having it too tight. any looser and now it will slide on my wrist.


macrumors G4
Sep 15, 2011
Vilano Beach, FL
I totally forget I'm wearing mine it's so comfy and light. I almost never wore a watch around the house, but now I pretty much wear mine all day. :)


macrumors 68040
May 1, 2011
SF Bay Area
My guess is it's simply being inexperienced with watch wearing.
I've worn a watch for years and don't notice any difference with the Apple watch versus my old.
Wear it however it's comfortable for you and you'll get used to it.

Newtons Apple

Mar 12, 2014
Jacksonville, Florida
My first watch had the SB link bracelet and it would be either too tight or too loose.

My second watch has the Leather loop and it is heaven in comparison. Feels much better and adjustments in size can be made in seconds. Ordered a another loop just to have a spare.


macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2014
Desert South West
I have to admit, I find my watch quite comfortable, it is the Sports band, but I am also accustom to wearing a watch tight on my wrist. My husband is one that likes it watch to be really loose so he thinks the watch would not work for him at all.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Mar 6, 2009
I think I actually figured out what the discomfort is. Which is odd but kind of makes sense. Again, its discomfort after a while, not pain. Kind of gross but i think it is.......

Well, I have a vein where the watch face sits on my wrist. I could move the watch up but then it would look kind of odd. ugh. The watch is not heavy at all, but I really think it just sitting on that vein it is causing some discomfort. sucks.


macrumors 6502a
Jun 10, 2015
Are you wearing the Sport Watch or the Apple Watch? I haven't worn a watch in years and initially found the weight of the SS to be something I noticed.

I also have the sport band and wear it somewhat loose. The ceramic back touches my wrist and I can see some air around the band. It's not so loose so as to spin on my wrist or move along my arm by itself, but the skin does get air. I try to adjust it so that I don't see any watch marks on my wrist when wearing it as you shouldn't. When it's hot here like in 90s/100s and I feel it sticking to my wrist I'll move it up or down my wrist to give my arm some fresh air.

Be sure to clean your band with some water using a damp cloth on a regular basis to keep the skin oils off and the surface clean.

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