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    14 19.18%
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    59 80.82%
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    Default Re: 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch?

    42mm for easier viewing and navigation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deedeebear View Post
    Does the 42mm really have more battery life? I actually picked up a 38 yesterday and just exchanged it today for the 42.
    Yes it does


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    I have a small wrist and have always worn huge watches, so size does not intimidate me. Having said that, I started w/ 38 on Milanese loop - didn't consider the larger one. A colleague showed up wearing the 42 - tried that one alongside mine and reconsidered. Although I liked look of the 38, after a week of squinting at it, I went back for fitting w/ 42s.

    I discovered that the band makes a huge difference. 42 on Milanese loop looked goofy- and the loop for the larger watch was too long. My wrist is 152mm (exactly six inches): the Milanese loop says it fits from 150mm, but magnet doubled back to hit the watch case vs the band. Link bracelet= more adjustable, but also a bit clown-like. Black classic buckle was magic - enough to make the swap.

    the look and fit changed dramatically from one band to another - in part because of how the different bands attach to the watch. Integrated (link; sport) had a larger look vs the others (leather, Milanese) that integrate metal loop rather than the band itself. The watch that was too big on Milanese, too goofy on link, was perfect on classic buckle.

    If you're on the fence, try all the bands you like enough to buy and wear- it does change the look enough to help with the decision. I've also stopped squinting :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LVMHgirl View Post
    Lovin' the 42mm!

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    Looks good on you. Can I ask your wrist diameter? I'm just now considering an Apple Watch and don't know which size to pick . My wrist is 5 inches in diameter.
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    42. Why? For starters, it's the Universal Answer to Everything!

    Then there's:

    Better battery life
    Better legibility
    Size appropriate for my wrist

    Even with the brighter screen, I hope for even better battery life from the S2. I'm Ok with the Apple Watch's battery life, but more is better. Waiting for my S2...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbarker View Post
    My wrist is 5 inches in diameter.
    Don't you mean circumference? 5" in diameter means that police (or friends) have a very hard time putting you in cuffs.

    For a 5" circumference, I think a 42mm would look very big on your wrist. That's a personal thing, though. I think it might also not be that comfortable or fit well and become annoying throughout the day. The Sport, Milanese, and Leather Loop bands may adjust to fit adequately, but others won't. You should try both on to be sure, but I think the 38mm would be a better fit.
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    42. I have the first gen 38 and still regret buying it/
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    42 mm because it has a bigger screen. I have a small wrist, but it is still good for me
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    42mm....I like big watches !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket_Girl View Post
    size does not intimidate me.

    I've never cared for huge watches but it's a nice look on women.

    I have 42s because- I like the look of the size, the legibility, and the battery life. With the S2 and wOS3, battery life on the 38s may not be the issue it is on the Watches, but the other two factors are still real considerations for me.

    And 42 is the Universal Answer.
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    Default 38mm or 42mm Apple Watch?

    I have 38mm. My wrists are tiny. 42 would looks like a brick on me. One of the reasons I got the AW is bc it offered two sizes. All the other smart watches I've used have been gigantic on me.
    Last edited by eyecrispy; 10-06-2016 at 11:21 PM.
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    I have small wrists and bought the 38 mm. Larger watches look ginormous on me.
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    Went with the 42. Honestly, never even considered the 38. But with the way the 42 looks...i know I made the right choice. Couldn't imagine it being any smaller honestly.
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    42mm all the way, although I have large hands. If they made a 45mm version I would have purchased it.
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    I have the 42mm and I am glad that went with it. I tried on the 32 and it seemed too small for my liking.
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    Thank goodness for Apple stores. I have a small wrist and was convinced I wanted a 38. It took less than 5 minutes of wearing each to realize that 42 was the right size. I would have been unhappy with the 38.

    What would be interesting to me is size preference by gender. Of those who have responded to the poll, it's roughly an 80 (42) / 20 (38) split. BUT, what are the percentages for women and for men? My guess would be that 80% of those who have responded are men.
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    42mm...I had no preference going into store. Needless to say once I tried them both on side by side, it was a no brainer
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    I just ordered 38mm series 2. I tried it on in Best Buy and it felt perfect. I just hope the screen size ends up being okay in the long run. Not that I plan on solely depending on it, but still. Buyers remorse I think is all it is!
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    What size do you have?
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    I ended up returning the 38mm for the 42mm Nike+. I didn't think I'd like the bigger size, but I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaleesag88 View Post
    I ended up returning the 38mm for the 42mm Nike+. I didn't think I'd like the bigger size, but I love it.
    Plus the 42mm has a bigger battery, so there's that.
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    42mm i like the bigger screen makes it easier to read notifications. I love the larger size, a 38mm would be too small.
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    42mm.... love the bigger screen!
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    42mm fits my wrist well.
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