Which side, or how do you wear your Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kylera, Dec 4, 2016.


Which side do you wear your Apple Watch?

  1. Predominantly left

    44 vote(s)
  2. Predominantly right

    6 vote(s)
  3. Equally on both sides

    2 vote(s)
  4. My Apple Watch is a pendant or pocket watch

    1 vote(s)
  5. Other

    0 vote(s)
  1. kylera macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Wear it on my left wrist with the crown facing my arm.
  3. Eddie3345 macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2016
    Portland ,OR
    So for MOST people who are right handed (me) its "supposed" to be on your left right so 1 you can use your right hand to turn the crown / reply to messages what ever you need to do. And 2 its the " fashionable " thing. BUT me being the person i am i feel too much is going on with my left hand/ wrist my wedding ring and my watch. Way back when i use to wear my fitbit on my right and just kind of got use to having a watch on my right wrist. So now with my AWS2 i switch it up. I like it on my right wrist AND my left wrist. Most of the time i switch weekly. Crown always towards my arm tho not my wrist ( i'm not an animal :p) Plus i don't get that awkward tan thing people get who always wear it on the same wrist.
  4. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Left wrist, crown on left.

    Putting the crown on the left wasn't my first choice, but I tried it on a whim and didn't want to go back.

    Like most right-handed watch wearers, I've worn my watches on my left. Now, with the AW's additional interactions, and my left fingers being totally clumsy (use Scribble with my left hand? HA!), it makes more sense to wear it on my left.
  5. scott523 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    Saint Charles, MO
    Right wrist since I'm left-handed.

    Ended up setting the crown to the left side though I had considered trying the right side but didn't feel right.
  6. chuyn macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2015
    So why the crown always towards your arm?

    Left wrist, crown on the right for me
  7. Eddie3345 macrumors regular


    Nov 20, 2016
    Portland ,OR

    Im pretty "flexy" so the top / back of my hands will touch it and either 1 set off the watch or 2 get that odd dimple when something presses on your skin for a long time.
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    I am left handed but I have it on my left wrist. Also have the crown facing my wrist because I just didn't care and that was how it came out of the box lol.
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Right wrist. Left feels so awkward to me. Thats how I have worn all my watches for whatever reason.
  10. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    In the past I used to switch arms from time to time, but I think I'll keep Watch on my left wrist.
    I'm afraid scribble would be terrible with my left finger trying to write stuff
  11. kevin_ngo88 macrumors newbie


    Dec 7, 2016
    Left wirst, crown on right. So i can easily control with my right hand
  12. Luba, Dec 7, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2016

    Luba macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2009
    For right-handed left wrist wears, why the crown toward your arm instead of the typical crown toward the wrist? Because then the mic and speaker would be toward the wrist, and thus easier to talk to your AW? Because you rather use your right thumb to operate crown and use thumb to push crown in? When using your right thumb to operate the crown, or your right index finger, do you ever feel your hand is covering the display a bit?

    I have mine on left wrist with crown toward wrist because it's comfortable enough and never really considered the alternatives. The crown doesn't dig in when I move my hand since I have the AW up my arm past the wrist bone (the round bump on the wrist).

    Well, just tried on left wrist with crown toward arm. Not bad, but it feels especially awkward to operate/push the side button because it ends up on top when the crown is toward the arm. Overall, operating the crown and side button on the left is a bit uncomfortable as I feel my right needs to turn over too much to push the buttons. Also, I think it looks better with the crown on top, but that's minor. Having the mic and speaker toward the wrist is a plus though! Listening and talking to AW would be better.
  13. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    Being left handed and wearing watch on left makes it hard to use the "Scribble" feature.
  14. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    Actually for me I have no issue using it.
  15. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    So you can write right handed as a left handed person?
  16. Closingracer macrumors 68030

    Jul 13, 2010
    No but as far as the scribble feature goes I don't have an issue. It's weird lol. Just used to having watches on my left hand. Tried it on my right and felt weird to me.
  17. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Side benefit, but sure.

    Primary reason, yes. It's more like to operating the phone -- pushing the crown with my thumb feels like pushing the phone's Home button, and they both get the same basic result.


    Specifically, when I have the crown on the left, I don't operate it with my right index finger. Why would I do that? I operate it only with my thumb.
  18. dBeats macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2011
    Lefty here, wear it on my right wrist, crown on the left side. I can't tell you how many people have told me face-to-face that I've put my Apple Watch on "upside down."
  19. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    Omg funny because after your post I tried to move to right arm for scribble. Felt weird is right.
  20. jamin00 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 14, 2012
    Essex, UK.

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