Watch becoming uncomfortable as the day goes on...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ahwman, May 2, 2015.

  1. ahwman macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    I haven't worn a watch in many years. That said, I have absolutely fallen in love with my SG Sport and the sport band. When I put the watch on in the morning it feels very comfortable, however as the day goes on I find myself constantly adjusting it as it starts to irritate the top of my wrist where the face sits. Is this typical of getting used to wearing a watch in which case it will eventually subside, or is this specific to the Apple Watch? The band is snug but certainly not tight as I can fit my pinky finger in between the band and my wrist.

    Appreciate any feedback...
  2. rsxmachine macrumors 6502a

    Dec 19, 2007
    the sport band is not very good. Apple did it on purpose to make you buy their better bands
  3. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2013
    Odd, as I find it comfortable.
  4. ahwman thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    It's not the band that's irritating my wrist, it's where the face of the watch sits on top...
  5. Nebrie macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2002
    Having started wearing a watch again in the past year, I'd say this is it. It took me months to adjust to it being on all the time.
  6. JohnApples macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2014
    I wasn't a watch wearer either, and it does take a bit of time to get used to it. When I had my Pebble, that thing was so uncomfortable, I didn't want to wear it for more than a couple of hours a day. It took me weeks to get used to it.

    My Apple Watch was more comfortable, and although it did feel weird at first, I became used to it much quicker than my Pebble. Just give it another week tops, and I think it should start to feel better for you.
  7. maconut macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2014
    I found the 42 MM to be uncomfortable that way when I tried it on in the store. The 38 MM was much more comfortable on the top of my wrist, and looked better too. Which size do you have?
  8. ahwman thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    That's kind of what I was thinking. Did your wrist adapt to wearing a watch or are you just less conscious of it while you're wearing yet?
  9. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    I've never been able to wear a watch - until now. Very comfortable sport model. Wear it 15 hours a day. Awake to asleep. Don't even notice it.
  10. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    awhman, I know what you mean.

    I have been a daily wrist watch wearer even before the Apple Watch. I find my other daily non-Apple watch more comfortable.

    I think it is the bulge of the heart rate monitor that makes it feel slightly irritating as the hours pass. In fact, I notice that it leaves an impression on my skin after a while. What I do is I reposition the watch higher or lower on my wrist every now and then.
  11. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    Where do you wear your watch? I've seen many people these days wearing watches, basically wrong. I mean, who really cares right? Style, no accounting for taste, etc. but there really is an ideal place to wear a watch due to the shape of the body in general. It seems to me that you might like to try wearing the watch in a different spot. Personally, I prefer the "correct" (or maybe the word conventional, or classical is more appropriate) position of up the arm a bit just past the wrist "knuckle" rather than jammed up against my hand, or even worse, right on top of the bending part of the wrist.

  12. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yes, man up!
  13. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    I don't even know i'm wearing it, the Sport model that is

    You might try different bands. If that doesn't work, it might not be right for you.

    What else can we say? :)
  14. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2010
    New Mexico
  15. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Special fireproof versions Steve made us down here.
  16. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    Umm, if you are getting a reaction to the back of the case you could have an allergy to the material. Not a fault of the watch.
  17. Kavier macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    It sounds like the band might be too tight. My watch was bothering me like that one day. I have the Milanese loop, so I loosened it a bit and it was fine after that.
  18. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    It bothered me at first too, not having worn a watch in years, but it will get better.
  19. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    I feel the same way. it is very comfortable at first but as the day goes on it gets less so. I eventually take it off for a bit and it's like I can breath again lol it feels like the radiation of the watch hurts my wrist. do u know the feeling of falling asleep in the wrong position on your arm? that's sorta how it feels to me
  20. lord e55ex macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2013
    Completely agree, though I have the SS model. Not sure if it is the heart rate monitor or what. I have been wearing it since the 24th and still no change...:(
  21. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    I've worn various watches (have a modest collection) and heart rate monitors for years. Even though I don't have my Apple watch yet (coming tomorrow) I don't expect any comfort related issues. I suspect that your level of discomfort may be the result of not wearing watches for years. If it doesn't get better, in time, it may be something else like an allergic reaction as, I believe, another poster suggested.
  22. rhyme macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2013
    I find the skin under the watch face starts to get irritated if I sweat. Wiping off any sweat as soon as I can prevents the irritation, and rinsing and drying the skin and the back of the watch is enough to stop the irritation if it has already started. If I can't do that immediately, moving the watch a little helps.
  23. Fredo C macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    My sport ban becomes a bit uncomfortable as well, but it's not constantly uncomfortable. There are long stretches where I forget I even have it on.

    I have a 42mm and have wrists on the small side. I think my problem is that I'm between sizes, on the smaller band I'm somewhere between the middle hole and the next larger hole, I go with the smaller one as it's a better fit, it's just maybe a touch too snug for my liking.

    I'm hoping the band stretches a little from continued wearing.
  24. Trocien macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    I am in the same boat as you. The watch is very comfortable to start with. However, it does get uncomfortable as the day goes on. I think it is because of the slightly raised circle on the heart rate sensor.
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    People are different and some will like and other will hate.

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