- Sep 29, 2015
hi I really want the Apple Watch but I don't know about it would be to big.. Because my wrist is not so big.. Please help
Apple says the 42mm has more battery though?I don't agree the 42mm has superior battery life. I've used both and the 38mm is giving me the same battery life with the same usage. I think people make too many snap judgements about new devices. On both the 42mm and the 38mm I've seen it take a couple of days for the battery life to stabilize. The 42mm has a bigger battery but also a bigger screen. It seems like it averages out about the same.
Apple Watch battery performance claims are based on test results from the 38mm Apple Watch. A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life.
While this is good advice for the majority, you really have to be careful if your wrist is less than 150mm. In that case, most of the 42 bands would be too large for you.All the reviews I've seen, the actual on the wrist size difference is negligible and given the superior battery life of the 42mm, I'd go out on a limb and recommend that model.
Of course, a visit to the apple store is definitely needed, but I think over all you'll see so little difference in the size that the 42mm may make more sense.
Yes, the 38mm has a smaller battery. But it also has a smaller screen with fewer pixels to power also, so it's not valid just to compare battery capacity. My experience with both showed no significant difference between them in my real world usage. I've also seen similar comments from other owners of the 38mm on this forum. So the automatic dismissal I've seen by some of worse battery life of the 38mm is not really valid. Especially when the comment says the size difference is very small so that the 42mm is a no brainer. No it's not. I would agree that those with a larger wrist should probably get the 42mm but there seems a severe bias that the 42mm is automatically better than the 38mm.
Exactly my experience. The 42mm is far more compact than most photos on forums would have you believe.When I got my 42mm I was surprised by how small it was. I even measured it and checked the back to make sure they'd sent me the right one.
No amount of looking at photos or making cutouts will give you the real experience. Photos seem incredibly deceptive and tend to make the watch look much bigger than it actually is.
Yes, but what if the "longer battery life" is an hour?Apple don't just say it has a bigger battery. They say "A 42mm Apple Watch typically experiences longer battery life." It would be amazing if they hadn't tested the battery performances under highly controlled conditions. An individual's experience of everyday use (and therefore filled with variables) doesn't make me question their claim.
Absolutely. I don't doubt that the 42mm "can" get better battery life but posts here dismissing the 38mm because of it's battery are shortsighted. Apparently those on this thread that have never owned a 38mm are more interested in specs than in real world experiences.Yes, but what if the "longer battery life" is an hour?
I don't disbelieve Apple's claim, but I also think that the difference in battery life shouldn't really factor in when picking your watch size. Like, when you are deciding between the 13 inch and 11 inch MacBook Air, if your goal is ultimate portability, you wouldn't say the 13 inch is a no-brainier because of better battery life. With the watch, the ultimate goal is to find one that is comfortable to wear and fits your style. Focus on that, and forget the battery life. It's not like there are going to be that many days where a 38 runs out of battery before you go to bed. I've had the watch since May, and so far it happened only once, when I got up at 8 and didn't get home until 3am.
I think it's important to realize that it's not only the dimensions of the watch case that determines how it reads on the wrist, but also the case proportions and dial (screen) size. When on the wrist, the 38mm Apple Watch will read more similarly to your watch, because the OLED screen on the Apple Watch is much larger, proportionally.
It is true, but this (about 20 years old and still working, cheap) „SHARP” is really small (it is men's watch, it is not too small, but: small). Its size on man's wirst was OK in mode and trends 15÷20 years ago, but not in 2015. However (what's visible on photo) 42 mm is not so big. I do not try to force anybody which size to choose. It is just to show photo-method to compare and decide. In my country we have premium (etc.) resellers only and not real Apple Store(s). I can buy (and return) with courier only.I think it's important to realize that it's not only the dimensions of the watch case that determines how it reads on the wrist, but also the case proportions and dial (screen) size.