What about the left-handed?

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  1. Martin81 macrumors regular

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    Yesterday I watched the keynote and wondered what people do who are left-handed or like wearing watches on their right wrist.

    As I see it the Apple Watch can only be worn on the left wrist to have easy access to the buttons.

    Anybody tested it already?
     
  2. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    The phone can be worn on the other wrist and an option within the phone will set it so the screen flips round and the buttons still work....left handed mode as such.
     
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  4. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    Had anyone actually seen this in any video yet, it in pictures?. I am right handed, but I have Carpal Tunnel in my left wrist, so I have been wearing a watch on my right hand for about 8 years. I am really interested in seeing how it looks and how easy it is to use on the opposite wrist.
     
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    Get out of here, Lefty! We don't much like your kind around here! Haha jk, yeah I read it can be worn on either arm
     
  6. Radeon85 macrumors regular

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    I'm left handed and I have always worn watches on my left wrist, seem very odd when I try it on my right wrist.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    The only odd thing is that the crown will be on the bottom for a left hander and the favorites button on top
     
  8. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Same here
     
  9. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    It would only be odd if you are used to it being the other way.
     
  10. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Just curious...isn't it painful to manipulate the small controls with the left hand? Without knowing any better, I'd think it would work better on the left and operate with the right.
     
  11. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Same here. It would be as odd as holding my fork with my right hand. Always on my left wrist!
    Well, at least we would still be super creative no matter how odd we looked. ;)
     
  12. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

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    For Me, because of my Carpal Tunnel on my left wrist, I can't put anything on the wrist, especially a watch. It is painful. For what I have seen with the Apple Watch, was that you only need your pointer finger to move the crown. I have no problems using my left hand pointer finger. I will have to go to on April 10th to try the watch out for real, to see if it will be a problem.

    With all these tech guys that went to the Apple event on March 9th, I am surprised that no one asked an Apple Representative to show them what it looks like on the right hand and how it works.
     
  13. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    I'm right-handed, wear watches on my right wrist. I never figured out why people wanted to wear watches on the other wrist, unless they did lots of hammering or something and thus feared they might damage the watch.

    So I'm gonna be switching mine to reverse-mode and using the crown on the left side.
     
  14. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I'm the same way, I'm really wondering how well I can interact with it though. I guess we'll see soon enough.
     
  15. jcsuzeta macrumors newbie

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    Me too.
     
  16. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I think it probably had to do with winding watches in the old days. I wear an analog watch, with a pull out dial with 3 positions (in, date, time). The date setting requires such a little pull, I don't think I could set the date with the watch on my wrist using my weak hand.
     
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    Word.
    What even are these guys talking about??
    I'm left-handed... & have never used a mouse with my left hand, nor wore my watch wrong-handed. It seems absurd! Especially considering that the crown would be lower, instead of higher... & the contacts button above, rather than below. Yuck! Lol, it'd be easier to adapt to right-handed.
     
  18. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Fortunately my parents didn't punish me for being left handed so ill wear the watch the way I want.
     
  19. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I'm left handed but use a mouse right handed. I also play cricket/golf right handed and cut with scissors right handed. Most other stuff I use my left hand.

    I will wear my Apple watch on my right wrist. Should work ok I think.
     
  20. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    I'm right handed, but have always worn my watch on my left wrist.

    Am I weird? :eek:
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's the normal way of wearing watches. You wear it on your non-dominant wrist so it doesn't get in the way of writing, etc.
     
  22. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    I'm a Southpaw and I wear watches on my right wrist, and Eddie Cue seems to do the same, in press photos.
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Same here. That said I might try and wear my Apple Watch on my right hand and see if I can get use to it. The main reason for that is to reduce the chances of bumping my watch on anything.
     

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