Which size to get? I'm torn...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by seme332, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. seme332 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    so I've almost figured it all out: I wanna get a Apple Watch Sport in Space Grey with a black rubber band. But now is the question: Which size? I am a guy of 1m 86cm height so I am quite tall. I have also measured my wrist to be around 195mm. This is why I think I should go with the 42mm. But then I look at the actual size of the watch in the Apple Store App and 42mm seems to be huge for my wrist. I don't wanna end up getting a smaller one and feeling like it is too tiny, but also not getting a bigger one thinking it looks huge on me. :s

    Also: I would like to preorder right on the 10th and get my Watch on the 24th. Could it be possible I preorder say a 42mm on the 10th and then go to the store a couple days later and just try one on? That way I could be sure.

    What are you thoughts or what are people with a similar wrist size getting? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I have a much smaller wrist than you (around 175mm) and I am planning on going with the 42mm. It is certainly on the large side, but for some reason I feel like the 38mm highlights my smallish wrist and makes it look even smaller.

    I am definitely planning on heading to an apple store on the 10th and getting my hands on one to make sure, but by that point I will probably have already preordered.
     
  3. seme332 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have already printed out one of these and that tells me to go with the 42mm but just the Apple Store App thing brought me off the tracks. Thanks though!

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    I might do it the same way. One question though: Is Apple charging your bank account the moment you preorder or the moment the product ships? If it goes the 2nd way I could certainly preorder both and just cancel one order after I get my hands on this thing, right? :)
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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    Download the apple Store app on your iPhone. Go to the watch section inside the app and click sizing options. you will see a actual size of the face you can hold up to your wrist.
     
  5. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I have really skiiny wrists but have decided to go with the 42mm.
     
  6. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    lol his post you quoted says that he already did this :p

    I find that on my 6 Plus it is hard to really tell based on the app store app because I can't see just the face on my wrist.
     
  7. Clint1583 macrumors regular

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    I thought it was pretty obvious that the smaller size was for geared for females and the larger, males. Am I missing something?
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Dang it. I should read more carefully. I was watching a Apple watch video while typing. My bad.
     
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it is actually that the smaller size is geared toward people who prefer the smaller size and the larger for those who prefer the larger size. Wrist size, screen preference, weight, comfort all factor into the decision. I am not aware of gender being a qualifier.
     
  10. dljeffery macrumors regular

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    Going by the official sizing guide, I would say you should definitely not get the 38mm model; with the longer Sport Band, the max wrist size it supports is 200mm. That seems way too close for comfort, if you ask me. Especially if your measurement might be off a few mm.

    http://store.apple.com/Catalog/regional/amr/pdf/static/pdf/content/Watch_Sizing_Guide.pdf
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They put an authorization hold on your account to make sure the money is there, but do not charge you until it ships. It basically feels like a charge in the sense you need to have the money there.

    "When you place an order, Apple will contact your credit or debit card’s issuing bank to confirm it is a valid account. Apple requests an authorization, which holds the funds for the full or partial purchase amount. Authorized funds will be unavailable to you as Apple prepares your items for shipment and may display as “pending” on your credit or debit card’s online statement."
     
  12. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I'm 6'2" with 175mm wrists, and I'm going 38mm, but I'd guess that 42mm would work, in your case.
     
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    I'm 5' 6" with a 161.92mm (6 3/8") wrist. Will a 42mm look too big on my small wrist?
     
  14. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    I'd go 38mm, but it's really just a matter of taste. I tend to like more classic watch designs.
     
  15. seme332 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for all the responses! I decided to go with 42mm :)

    Happy buying! :)
     
  16. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    I was at best buy earlier and tried on the Moto 360 at 46mm it is quite large but it felt and looked fine to me. I think the 42mm Apple watch will be just what I'm looking for size wise.
     

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  17. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    It's certainly all a matter of preference, but I don't agree at all about that Moto 360. It looks huge on you, and wears even larger than a 46mm mechanical. I circular smart watch would have to be not much bigger than 39mm for me to consider it.
     
  18. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Don't get me wrong the moto 360 is huge, but I could live with it if I had to. Mainly I was just glad to see that it didn't hang over my wrist like I thought it would and with an extra 4mm height was the 42mm should be fine.
     
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    My wrist is 196mm and I am going for the 38mm. 42mm looks too big on the Apple Store App. Way too big! Check again.
     
  21. docprego macrumors 65816

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    I printed the watches floating around on this forum. I was very surprised by how small both are! I'm going with the 42mm because it seems smaller to me than any other smart watch I have seen. The 38mm was just dwarfed by my wrist and I am of average wrist diameter for a male.
     
  22. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you upsize the the images. A lot of us had to print them at something like 108% to get the size right.
     
  23. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the tip. I measured them and they came in exactly at 38 and 42 mm tall.
     
  24. dljeffery macrumors regular

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    If so, then the 38mm watch is sized incorrectly in the PDF. The "38mm" model is actually 38.6mm, according to the specs on the store.
     

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