Thoughts on possible 47mm Apple Watch

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  1. Apple_MIA macrumors newbie

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    Looking at the trend of watch brands like Bretling and Panerai and several others which are known for having 47mm watch faces. Any thoughts on this as it would be functional and in style?
     
  2. Zirel Suspended

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    Not likely, 47mm is for those who can't make it 42mm.
     
  3. Arran macrumors 68040

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    You want bigger?

    Get an old ipod-armband thing, and strap an iPhone 4s to your wrist :D
     
  4. ra4oasis macrumors 6502

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    It might just be me, but the huge watches (either large watch face, extremely thick, or both), look oh so tacky to me. I just assume if you have a massive watch, you're a tool.
     
  5. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I would say that the vast majority do not want bigger. They want thinner or like the current size. I could see a Plus version that is 47mm and 3-5 days battery but not until sales are much higher.
     
  6. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Not worth it. Developers would still need to write for the 38mm model and make sure tap targets, font sizes, icons, etc are still usable on the smaller display.
     
  7. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    Not worth it at all. There isn't a large enough market for 47mm in my opinion. The large majority of consumers would be looking at 38/42mm. A 40mm would be nice but doubt there will be changes to the watch size.
     
  8. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    Wrong. Do you think developers are currently writing two different applications for the 38mm & 42mm watches? watchOS already handles that for them.
     
  9. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, true. I was thinking about how some iPhone apps are getting tap targets and icons intended for larger screens, but they're getting smaller on my 5S.
     
  10. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I agree. After a year using a 38mm, I upgrade myself to an 42mm.

    It's just 4mm more, but the text on this this thing is freaking HUGE!

    I'm really enjoying it. Love the improved legibility. But anything bigger would feel like an iPad strapped to my wrist. So no thanks. :)
     
  11. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I'm way too little for such a watch but I remember plenty of forum posts from last year where some bigger people, mostly men I guess, complaining even 42 mm was just too small and not well proportioned for them.

    If Apple can do it they probably will and will call it the Apple Watch Pro and reserve all the good features for it and we tiny people will buy it and strap it to our ankles. ;)
     
  12. Xenden macrumors regular

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    I have a large wrist. A) I'm rather hefty and B) even though it is something fat people say, I really do have big bones. So I'd love a 47mm watch, I'd even go for a 45mm or whatever size up would bit would be.
     
  13. TurboPGT! Suspended

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    The 42mm Apple Watch is small by the standards of mens watches. The only thing that could get me to upgrade to a second gen Apple Watch is a larger model. 47mm sounds good.
     
  14. Dr_Charles_Forbin macrumors member

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    I agree - I just tried one on today and I must have gorilla wrists - ok I'm fluffy - the bands don't fit and the damn thing looks like a chiclet. Even with a larger band I don't think it would work. Guess I have to see what Gen 2 brings
     
  15. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the smaller watches look better aesthetically, however, I can't deny the practical benefit of having a larger screen. I have to admit it would be nice to haver a larger screen for maps. When I'm running in a new neighborhood I love having the map on my watch.
     
  16. TyG8 macrumors regular

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    I would be ok with something like a 44-45mm screen. Something just a tad bigger than the 42mm.
     
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  18. Dr_Charles_Forbin macrumors member

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    That's a bit obnoxiously large - but I'm sure people somewhere want them. I guess if I wanted it bad enough I'd get one of those ugly full body protection cases and a longer band. I don't want it that badly though.
     
  19. Xenden macrumors regular

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    When I got the link band, I talked to an Apple Store employee and he had never even thought about what to do if you need more links. I told him I was going to check out eBay, and he was like "oh that's a good idea, we have no way of selling the links atm." Luckily they now sell more links.

    I was really miffed when the watch first came out. The band sizes were not very large at all. It was like Apple didn't think anyone with a wrist size of 8" or more would be interested in their product.

    The leather loop and Milanese loop fit bigger wrists than what is quoted on the size chart, so it worked out fine for me.

    But my brother had to deal with a sports band that "just" fit for the first few months before the XL bands were released. I just wish that there was more than black and white available. But I guess beggars can't be choosers.
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    That reminds me of the Zeo Morpher from Power Rangers.
     

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