s4 40 vs 44?

Closingracer

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I’m on a tight budget but is there a big difference between a s2 42 and the 40? I rather save the 30 if there isn’t. As far as bands go I’m starting over since I lost my s2 a while ago.
 

bigboy29

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About 4mm difference? ;)

You have to look at them. I personally picked 40 over 44. Don't have a large wrist and 44 felt just too large for me. Preference, really.
 

Closingracer

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About 4mm difference? ;)

You have to look at them. I personally picked 40 over 44. Don't have a large wrist and 44 felt just too large for me. Preference, really.
Well it’s more of would it be fine coming from a 42
 

akash.nu

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40 looked too small on my wrist. Went for 44 but yeah it’s a personal preference thing really.
 

Mr.C

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I went from a 42mm to a 44mm and I have fairly thin and small wrists and I didn’t notice the difference. If anything the larger display real estate on the 44mm does make it look bigger. At the end of the day it’s a personal preference and only you can make the decision of which is right for you. My advice would be to try them both on and compare for yourself if you can.
 

Relentless Power

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I’m on a tight budget but is there a big difference between a s2 42 and the 40? I rather save the 30 if there isn’t. As far as bands go I’m starting over since I lost my s2 a while ago.
I would look at it like do you want the largest display or not? I don’t think $30 is that much of a difference in terms of what you’re spending versus saving for something that you would rather have. If you appreciate having a larger display, then you may regret having the 40 mm.
 
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bruinsrme

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I would look at it like do you want the largest display or not? I don’t think $30 is that much of a difference in terms of what you’re spending versus saving for something that you would rather have. If you appreciate having a larger display, then you may regret having the 40 mm.
With the above being mentioned, if the budget is tight perhaps a series 3 would be better.
 

Closingracer

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I would look at it like do you want the largest display or not? I don’t think $30 is that much of a difference in terms of what you’re spending versus saving for something that you would rather have. If you appreciate having a larger display, then you may regret having the 40 mm.

The Apple watch 44mm is $467 after sales tax and a 10% discount with bestbuy it is $420 and the 40 is $437 and $390 after sales tax. Basically I am saving about 2% on either. My budget would allow for either but the 44 is stretching it to the limit basically. I get free food when I work so it really isn't a big issue. I am just wondering is the 40 that much smaller from the 42 because obviously I would rather not spend $30 if I don't have to. I don't have any bands for the 42 so I am not tethered to buying a 42 because of band compatibly

As far as the bigger display I am not worried about bigger but will the 40 be big enough. I found th 38 to be to small and the 42 to be big enough. the 44 looks nerdy to me and the sole purpose of buying an apple watch is because im going to start going to the gym and want the fitness/health stuff with it. I have a $400 dollar fossil Google wear watch which did what my old apple watch did and I bought it when I had the Note 8 which is why I didn't buy another apple watch when I bought the X because at the time it was just for notifications pretty much and the fossil watch did all that with my iPhone.

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A Series 4 should be useable for 1 or 2 generations longer than a Series 3, so it could be a better value in that regards - not needing to be replaced as soon.
Which is why I would rather spend the $100 some odd more for the series 4 then series 3. That $100 will get me a watch that will last longer. As far as features goes I am probably fine with the series 3 but would rather it last as long as possible. If I didn't lose my series 2 SS with the milinese loop I wouldn't even be asking about this lol
 
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eclipse01

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I was worried about going from a .42 to .44 but I am very happy I did go to a .44 (for the record, i have kind of smaller wrists for a male)
 

SHKLMRE

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Well it’s more of would it be fine coming from a 42
If you liked the size of the 42 then go 44. It’s a no-brainer. I went from 42 to 44 and didn’t notice much of a size difference as they’re really similar. 40mm is still just as small as the 38mm when compared to the larger watches.
 

srshaw

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I have pretty small wrists (160mm ish) and had a s0 ss 42mm, so ordering the 44 was a no brainer since I have loads of bands. I was worried it would be too big but it's fine. Hardly any bigger. Just looks massive when the display is lit, which is much bigger than my old watch.
 

OBirder

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Ok that’s good to know. Might just get the 40 then. Would hate to spend my whole thing on the 44
Personally I would go with the 44 as well.

However just check the Apple web page with the comparison of series 3 and 4.

They have graphics of the display sizes and the pixels per model which shows that series 4 40mm has slightly more pixels than the series 3 42mm.
 
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