Apple Watch: which band size is right for you (wrist size guide)

Apple Watch: which band size is right for you (wrist size guide)
The Apple Watch comes in two sizes: a 38mm and a 42mm one, and it's only logical to assume that the bigger one is the one that will appeal to most men, while the small one will be a better fit for women, Apple indeed points out that such a divide (while in no way definitive) does exist for the two sexes. 

The point is reinforced with the different size of bands for the two differently sized bodies.

Just like most clothes, the Apple Watch bands will come in three different sizes: S, M, and L.

It is the smaller size bands that will fit the smaller wrists of most women, while larger ones will be a better fit for men. If you're wondering which size band is right for you, Apple makes it really easy to tell: just measure your wrist and follow the official guidelines laid out below.

Looking at the band sizes, an interesting observation can be made: the modern buckle, for instance, is listed in feminine wrist sizes, meaning that Apple does not envision men wearing it. It's not impossible - men with smaller wrists might see it fit, but the general sentiment is that it's for women.

Most other bands are unisex: the leather loop, the classic buckle, the link bracelet, the sports band, and the Milanese loop. To get a better understanding of the sizes, take a look below.

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7 Comments

1. WackJobs

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I could tell the media and Apple's really trying hard to get people to be interested in this watch but for sure it feels less exciting than the new iPhone announcements. I'm not saying this is a bad watch but I won't be surprised if this watch doesn't meet their expectations.

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I thought this was PHONE arena...... getting very tired of non cell related stuff. (And I've been on this site for almost 8 years...)

3. danceosmsiles

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

Forget about the band , i dont consider this watch gonna be useful ...

4. neilmc1983

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

actually, almost 6 years and 3 months.

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

No, I signed up then, but was browsing well before that. :)

6. mixedfish

Posts: 1561; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

These band sizes are absolutely huge. The average mens wrist watch is about 20-26mm. I guess they must be targeting obese Americans or something.

7. bretski

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No mans wrist is 20-26mm mixedfish. The watch face is 42MM itself!!

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