Wrist Circumference / Apple Watch Size

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by virginblue4, Mar 15, 2015.

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Wrist Circumference / Apple Watch Size?

Poll closed Apr 24, 2015.
  1. 129mm or smaller / 38mm

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 130 - 134 / 38mm

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  3. 135 - 139 / 38mm

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. 140 - 144 / 38mm

    9 vote(s)
    2.8%
  5. 145 - 149 / 38mm

    6 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. 150 - 154 / 38mm

    12 vote(s)
    3.7%
  7. 155 - 159 / 38mm

    13 vote(s)
    4.0%
  8. 160 - 164 / 38mm

    8 vote(s)
    2.5%
  9. 165 - 169 / 38mm

    18 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. 170 - 174 / 38mm

    10 vote(s)
    3.1%
  11. 175 - 179 / 38mm

    12 vote(s)
    3.7%
  12. 180 - 184 / 38mm

    8 vote(s)
    2.5%
  13. 185 - 189 / 38mm

    5 vote(s)
    1.6%
  14. 190 - 194 / 38mm

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  15. 195 - 199 / 38mm

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  16. 200 - 204 / 38mm

    0 vote(s)
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  17. 205 - 210 / 38mm

    0 vote(s)
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  18. 211 - 214 / 38mm

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  19. 215+ / 38mm

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  20. 129 or smaller / 42mm

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  21. 130 - 134 / 42mm

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  22. 135 - 139 / 42mm

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  23. 140 - 144 / 42mm

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  24. 145 - 149 / 42mm

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  25. 150 - 154 / 42mm

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  26. 155 - 159 / 42mm

    7 vote(s)
    2.2%
  27. 160 - 164 / 42mm

    12 vote(s)
    3.7%
  28. 165 - 169 / 42mm

    25 vote(s)
    7.8%
  29. 170 - 174 / 42mm

    25 vote(s)
    7.8%
  30. 175 - 179 / 42mm

    40 vote(s)
    12.5%
  31. 180 - 184 / 42mm

    25 vote(s)
    7.8%
  32. 185 - 189 / 42mm

    15 vote(s)
    4.7%
  33. 190 - 194 / 42mm

    11 vote(s)
    3.4%
  34. 195 - 199 / 42mm

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  35. 200 - 204 / 42mm

    11 vote(s)
    3.4%
  36. 205 - 209 / 42mm

    6 vote(s)
    1.9%
  37. 210 - 214 / 42mm

    9 vote(s)
    2.8%
  38. 215+ / 42mm

    10 vote(s)
    3.1%
  39. Undecided on size.

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  1. virginblue4, Mar 15, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015

    virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    #1
    So, there is a poll out there 38mm vs 42mm, I thought it'd be interesting to take wrist circumference into account. The poll is laid out to be wrist circumference / chosen Apple Watch size.

    I've based this from the sizing on the Apple website. While some combinations probably won't work e.g. 130-134mm with 42mm Apple Watch, I've included the options in case you are looking into third party straps.

    Feel free to make any comments.
     
  2. itsMacTonight macrumors 6502

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    #2
    Great poll! I hope they make it a sticky as this is the topic of many people's conversations. Nice lay out.
     
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    My wrist is 170mm, and I will be getting the 42mm :apple: Watch.
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    #5
    180mm - going for the 38mm at the moment. Maybe the 42mm, maybe neither.
     
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816

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    I'm at about 150mm wrists, going for the 38mm. Based on the mockups and the apple store app, the 42mm just looks massive on me.
     
  7. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I wear my dress watch above the wrist bone (no idea what it's really called) but I wear my sport watch loose and rides below the wrist bone. So thinking the 42 would be ideal.
     
  8. lupend88 macrumors 6502

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    This is a great poll, awesome idea! We need more votes so I'm bumping this!

    180mm wrists for me and I'm getting a 38mm.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Haven't measured my wrist, but suspect it is 129mm or smaller. I still want the bigger watch size if possible, for ease of use and visibility. I'm just hoping I can wear the larger one comfortably on my wrist, but won't know for sure until I try one on.
     
  10. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    My wrist is 184 mm and I'm going for the 38mm. It looks like the 180 range seems to be the tipping point. Looks like in the 180-184 and 185-189 mm size there are 4 people choosing 38mm and 5 choosing 42 mm. For me it came down to the fact that the 42mm looked like a men's watch to me. I happen to have man sized wrist apparently, as did my mother and grandmother. The 38mm felt more like a woman's watch.
     
  11. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    #11
    Interesting results so far. Thank you all for the responses, keep voting!
     
  12. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    #12
    I just measured my wrist and now I'm a little worried if the link bracelet will fit me. I'm right around 8"/203mm.

    Do I factor in the Watch case at all?
     
  13. SSonnentag macrumors member

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    My wrist measures 229mm. :eek:

    I hope someone makes a band for those of us who grew up. :p
     
  14. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nope, you don't have to factor in watch size. It'll fit you fine :)
     
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    #16
    Hope you're right. I'm really surprised that I'm at the upper end of the wrist size range.
     
  17. refslady macrumors regular

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    #17
    If your watch rides loose and low, are the sensors going to be effective?
     
  18. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    I'm 6"2 and my wrist is 185mm :p
     
  19. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    You are probably right--I don't think the sensors would like this approach . . .
     
  20. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502

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    #20
    Which part of your wrist are you measuring? The most narrow - nearest the hand, or the bonier part just below (or above, depending on perspective) that?
     
  21. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    #21
    170mm here and thinking of going with the 38mm.
     
  22. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I've just seen this post. If your wrists are 129mm or smaller, none of the band will fit you from the 38mm model, let alone the 42mm model :(
     
  23. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Liking the love the metric system is getting. :cool:
     
  24. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, seen as Apple list it in metric, and the majority of the world (including my country) use the metric system, it only made sense.
     
  25. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I was just guessing based on the smallest size you listed in your poll.
     

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