CosmoPilot

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Since new watches should be arriving today, was wondering if we could get some feedback on Apple’s solo loop sizing accuracy

I printed the sizing chart (checked the scale with a credit card), and ordered a size 8. My watch doesn’t arrive until Monday.

Anyone mind posting how the solo loop fits compared to the sizing chart? I.e., sizing chart said I was a 7 and it fits tight, loose, perfect?
 
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batristain

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Yeah after seeing that video when I do order a solo loop I will order a 1 (I have to wear children's size bracelets - freakishly small wrists).... before seeing that video I thought I would be a 3
 

michaelb5000

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I ordered an 8 since that is what I measured; I won't get this until next week so no help today. I am hoping we can just return/exchange the band if it doesn't fit and keep the watch. I have other bands to use from my current watch.
 

Vegaspilot

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I measured and got upper 8/almost on the line between 8-9. I ordered an 8 solo loop and woven solo loop. Solo loop with be here today. I’ll let you know. Hoping it’s good. Woven doesn’t ship for a couple weeks.
 

Stormclouds

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I was exactly between a 7 and 8 so I ordered a braided solo loop in a 7 since it stretches. I've been worried that it'll be too tight.
 
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cihag

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I was exactly between a 7 and 8 so I ordered a braided solo loop in a 7 since it stretches. I've been worried that it'll be too tight.
I remember seeing a note on the Apple website stating that both solo loops will "get wider" over time... Can't find it anymore, though... I think you will be fine...

edit: typo
 
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Stormclouds

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I remember seeing a not on the Apple website stating that both solo loops will "get wider" over time... Can't find it anymore, though... I think you will be fine...
I think so too. I'd rather it be slightly tight than slightly too large, especially since you need it to be snug for the HR monitor and blood oxygen sensor.
 
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cihag

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so early results are definitely indicating to size down.
Haven't seen any "actual" reports so far...

Except for iJustine, but I mean, what she did with the sizing tool was actually a mess, she hadn't even cut it out properly...

I've used both options: Sizing tool and also manual wrist measurement. Both options resulted in size 7 (16.5 cm wrist size). Bu I won't receive my watch and band before Wednesday, 23rd...

Edit:
I see @Sparkie_e has posted an actual report. Makes me nervous right now...
 

noobinator

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Haven't seen any "actual" reports so far...

Except for iJustine, but I mean, what she did with the sizing tool was actually a mess, she hadn't even cut it out properly...

In my case: I've used both options: Sizing tool and also manual wrist measurement. Both options resulted in size 7 (16.5 cm wrist size). Bu I won't receive my watch and band before Wednesday, 23rd...

See below.

Got mine today. Measured for a 7, but little too loose for my liking. Will have to get a size down.
 

gorkt

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Great. I ordered a 4 based on the measurement and it looks like that might be loose. Oh well, I can return and order another if I need to. Sucks to wait until November though.
 
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iggypod

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Does anyone know if you can return just the band if the fit us off or does the whole unit also need to be swapped/returned?
 

pflau

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This thread will never be helpful because there is no objective criteria for what a "good fit" is. Some people will like a snug fit, some people will like a loose fit. Not to mention when one determines wrist size, some will size up, some will size down. What iJustine did was a total mess, as there is one inch difference between a size 2 and a size 5. So don't even listen to her.
 

jsnuff1

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I just went to Apple store and picked up my order, and they let me test the bands there. I was sized 8, and the 8 fit well and kept the watch in place. I tried the 7 and while that was more of a snug fit, it felt too constrained for me so I think the sizing guide is pretty good.

I would say if the guide lands between a size, go with the size lower, otherwise it should be fine.

Btw material is super soft and cool.... and very easy to take on/off...this is my first apple watch so cant compare to the other silicon band.
 

mattopotamus

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This thread will never be helpful because there is no objective criteria for what a "good fit" is. Some people will like a snug fit, some people will like a loose fit. Not to mention when one determines wrist size, some will size up, some will size down. What iJustine did was a total mess, as there is one inch difference between a size 2 and a size 5. So don't even listen to her.

completely agree, but I feel like most people tend to wear their apple watches tighter than a traditional watch due to the sensors.

I just went to Apple store and picked up my order, and they let me test the bands there. I was sized 8, and the 8 fit well and kept the watch in place. I tried the 7 and while that was more of a snug fit, it felt too constrained for me so I think the sizing guide is pretty good.

I would say if the guide lands between a size, go with the size lower, otherwise it should be fine.

Btw material is super soft and cool.... and very easy to take on/off...this is my first apple watch so cant compare to the other silicon band.

Excellent!
 
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garethjs

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So can we just return the band or does the whole watch need to be returned like last year?

My wrist measures 17cm and i ordered a size 7. With the silicon sports loop, I use the M/L band on the second hole
 

pflau

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Let me suggest a more objective approach. I would think everyone here has the original Apple sports band as it comes with most Apple watches. So if you're waring the sports band, tell two things: which hole you are using on which size band on which size watch, and is it a snug fit (next hole down would be very uncomfortable or impossible), or a loose fit (next hole down would be snug), and what size solo loop you end up wearing.
I think this is the most objective approach as in essence we use a universal standard which is the original sports band.
 

ArPe

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I tried a size 9 which has a perfect fit but the oxygen app doesn’t work unless the Solo Loop is slightly loose. Size 10 made the app work more consistently. But then I was told my size won’t be available for a month. Guess all that martial arts and powerlifting has a downside 😝
 
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