Sport Band Size Increase?

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  1. vtstarck macrumors regular

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    Just got my Series 2 42mm after upgrading from Series 0 42mm. I was shocked at how much the band size has increased. Has anyone else noticed this? I used to use the middle hole in the sport band on Series 0, now I'm using the smallest.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Are you using the same size strap (S/M or M/L)?
     
  3. vtstarck thread starter macrumors regular

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    I feel like an idiot. Forgot the watch comes with two bands. :(
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    The sport bands include to size band attachments. The default band is the larger of the two.
     
  5. BlackbookGuy macrumors regular

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    Don't feel bad, I walked into a door today and swore - and the boss saw. So... you're good.
     
  6. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    So can you please confirm 100% that the middle hole on the small band is more or less the same as the smallest hole in the large band?

    I ask because on the Hermes edition, the sport band that comes with the 42mm only comes with the large length (the 38mm comes with the small; I think it's the only model that only includes a single length based on watch size).
     
  7. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    On the normal 42, what you said is correct, size-wise. And I have trouble believing the Hermes sport band only comes with one 'tail' (no horse pun intended!). The 42 hides the extra tail in the instruction/warrantee packaging. I suspect it's there, no? I've never seen a sport band with only two pieces. Anyone?
     
  8. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    To everyone's surprise it's not. There were a bunch of mentions of this in the various Hermes threads.

    I've held off buying an S2 owed to this.

    My wife's S2 38mm Hermes only came with one length so I can confirm that.
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    BTW the supposition is that's Apple doesn't want people selling the part of the band they can't use since the color is otherwise unavailable.
     
  9. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Wow, is all I can say... how are they to know who needs what size band? I have a small wrist and need the 'small' band so I'm not at the end on every one. Been this way for every watch I've ever owned. WTF...

    I hate to ask a stupid question, but has anyone actually asked Apple, either in person or on chat?
     
  10. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly still way to short for normal wrists 8(
     
  11. OllyW Moderator

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    The standard Sport bands that come with the watch fit wrists between 140-210mm which cover most 'normal' wrists. There's an XL option for bigger wrists which goes up to 245mm but it's only available in black or white.
     
  12. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    yes in very few colors and for an mad 60eur extra for 3cm of plastic.

    And having 225mm wrist is not considered very big wrists in most parts of the world. Any Casio I ever owned is delivered with around 260mm Bands.
     
  13. OllyW Moderator

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    It is still big though.
    http://www.watchcases.com/wrist-watches--wrist-size.html

    Apple have probably done their homework and have decided to provide options that cover the vast majority of people.
     
  14. Dranix macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I'm even to small for the size table on that site: I'm 170cm (5'7"...). Is that an American thing? I never had problems with to short watch bands, all link type bands I had to shorten...

    Is this really a big wrist?
     

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  15. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Yes it is a big wrist. So much so that you cannot see the ulna.
     

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