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How do you wear your Apple Watch?

  • I'm left-handed and wear it on my left wrist with the crown on the left

    Votes: 3 4.9%
  • I'm left-handed and wear it on my left wrist with the crown on the right

    Votes: 3 4.9%
  • I'm left-handed and wear it on my right wrist with the crown on the left

    Votes: 7 11.5%
  • I'm left-handed and wear it on my right wrist with the crown on the right

    Votes: 3 4.9%
  • I'm right-handed and wear it on my left wrist with the crown on the left

    Votes: 7 11.5%
  • I'm right-handed and wear it on my left wrist with the crown on the right

    Votes: 33 54.1%
  • I'm right-handed and wear it on my right wrist with the crown on the left

    Votes: 1 1.6%
  • I'm right-handed and wear it on my right wrist with the crown on the right

    Votes: 4 6.6%

  • Total voters
    61

BobMcBob

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 31, 2004
55
37
I thought this would be an interesting poll. I searched and didn't find an existing poll like it. Maybe I missed it. There's one poll asking only if you wear it on your left or right wrist.

I just ordered my first Apple Watch. I read about the benefits of placing it on your non-dominate hand, and using it with the crown facing away from your fingers. I plan to wear it that way. I'm curious how others wear it.
 
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Apple_Robert

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Sep 21, 2012
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I wear it on my dominate hand with the crown facing towards my body. I do that because the watch is less likely to get triggered when I flex my wrist. I have done that for several years and it works well.

I tried wearing it on my right wrist and couldn't tell any difference with the health data readings. I don't think it really matters.
 
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Mr.Blacky

macrumors 68000
Jul 31, 2016
1,554
2,048
Austria
I don't care about benefits or such, but wearing my watch on my right wrist feels absolutely odd and wrong (I'm right-handed).
 

Sheepish-Lord

macrumors 6502a
Oct 13, 2021
919
1,440
Guess I’m the odd one out. I’m right handed in daily task (writing, mouse use) but play sports left handed. However, I wear my watch on my right wrist with crown towards my body. Feels more natural but people think I’m weird because they see me use my right hand for those daily tasks and those that care too much never fail to ask.
 
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T'hain Esh Kelch

macrumors 603
Aug 5, 2001
5,809
6,117
Denmark
Right-handed, wear it on the left. Solely because I saw one of my friends back in public school do so when we were kids, and then just assumed that's how you wore watches, and it just stuck. It feels weird to wear it on the right now.

I wear the crown on the left too, simply because it otherwise comes in the way when you flex your hand up.
 

BobMcBob

macrumors member
Original poster
Aug 31, 2004
55
37
Guess I’m the odd one out. I’m right handed in daily task (writing, mouse use) but play sports left handed. However, I wear my watch on my right wrist with crown towards my body. Feels more natural but people think I’m weird because they see me use my right hand for those daily tasks and those that care too much never fail to ask.

That's interesting. Do you use your thumb on the crown? Does your hand almost cover the screen while you use the crown?
 

You’re not me

macrumors regular
Sep 23, 2021
121
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When I wear any watch it’s on my left arm approximately 1/2” to 3/4” above the point where the end of the ulna protrudes upward because that is the proper way to wear a watch.

I apologize for how arrogant this sounds.
 
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JBinPDX

macrumors regular
Oct 19, 2021
117
371
I wore non-smart watches for... let's just say a long, long time up until I retired. I always wore them on my left, non-dominant, wrist. The crown was always towards my hand, because that's the way they are made. So that's how I wear my Apple watch also. Anything else just seems weird. It's just above the ulna, I don't find that bending my hand touches the crown.

And the other reason is that's literally the only place on either wrist where my tattoos don't interfere with the sensors and the watch will stay unlocked.
 

mk313

macrumors 68000
Feb 6, 2012
1,606
808
Agree with Robert
I wear it on my dominate hand with the crown facing towards my body. I do that because the watch is less likely to get triggered when I flex my wrist. I have done that for several years and it works well.

I tried wearing it on my right wrist and couldn't tell any difference with the health data readings. I don't think it really matters.
I agree with Robert. I used to wear it with the crown facing out (how I used to wear analog watches back in the day), but switched with the Apple Watch pretty quickly as the crown sometimes get pressed when I"m cycling & my wrist is bent.
 

MacCheetah3

macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2003
1,466
588
Central MN
I wear it on my dominate hand with the crown facing towards my body. I do that because the watch is less likely to get triggered when I flex my wrist. I have done that for several years and it works well.
Right-handed, wear it on the left. […]

I wear the crown on the left too, simply because it otherwise comes in the way when you flex your hand up.
I agree with Robert. I used to wear it with the crown facing out (how I used to wear analog watches back in the day), but switched with the Apple Watch pretty quickly as the crown sometimes get pressed when I"m cycling & my wrist is bent.
This:
Do you use your thumb on the crown? Does your hand almost cover the screen while you use the crown?


When I wear any watch it’s on my left arm approximately 1/2” to 3/4” above the point where the end of the ulna protrudes upward because that is the proper way to wear a watch.

I apologize for how arrogant this sounds.
I’ve tried that, and the watch slowly slides toward my hand.
 

1madman1

macrumors 6502
Oct 23, 2013
345
222
Richmond, BC, Canada
For me, the crown MUST be facing away from my hand - otherwise I keep accidentally pressing it. Almost 100% guaranteed to happen within a minute of putting gloves on. Even with this I've still disabled Siri, emergency calling and all the other useless trash as it still sometimes goes off by accident.

When I wear a normal mechanical watch, no issues with the crown facing out to my hand. Even with a chronograph. The crown is WAY too easy to press on the AW.
 

Lucylouboo

macrumors member
Jun 15, 2020
55
122
I’ve always worn my watch on my dominant right wrist…same for my Apple Watch crown facing body up…have been told a million times I wear my watch on the wrong arm 🙄…. It’s just natural for me this way. Don’t know why my brain sees this as the correct way but it just works. My husband is left handed and wears his Apple Watch on his left arm…the opposite of me and it’s his natural
 

Scepticalscribe

macrumors Ivy Bridge
Jul 29, 2008
56,342
39,889
The Far Horizon
I don't have (or wear) an Apple watch, but my analogue watch is worn on my non-dominant hand, (the left), with the crown facing outwards towards my hand.
 
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