So you're sold on buying one but probably wondering which Apple Watch size is Best for you wrist? It's a hard question considering you may want to pre-order the watch but won't be able to see one until it starts shipping. By the time you make it to the store, wait in line, the model you want might be sold out. Your best bet is to pre-order one on April 10th, which means it will be at your doorstep the day they land in Apple Stores. Here is the Apple Watch sizing guide
to help you determine which is better the 38mm vs 42mm model
Watch Sizing Guide
Apple Watch Has 2 different Sizes, 38mm and 42mm. They are similar in size, yet the subtle difference can make quite the difference. One thing to keep in mind is that the 42mm model is $50 more expensive than the 38mm size.
Each size case is available in 6 different colors
- Silver Aluminium
- Space Gray Aluminium
- Stainless Steel
- Space Black Stainless Steel
- 18k Yellow Gold
- 18k Rose Gold
Which Size is Best for your wrist?
It really depends. What matters is the size of your wrist and the band or strap you wish to buy with your Apple Watch. The basic model Apple Watch, the Sport edition, comes with two (2) bands. One band is Small/Medium and the other band is Medium/Large. The entry level Stainless Steel will also include these 2 sport bands.
Here is the sizing chart from Apple:
Which Band or Bracelet Should you get?
Now this is where things can get really expensive. There are a variety of different bands available for the Apple Watch, but they are pricey. Take a look at the options available in the Bands and Accessories section of the Apple store
As you notice the leather loop is $149 and the modern buckle is $249, and the Link bracelet is even $449! We think this pretty expensive for just the band and that Apple is trying to upsell you to get more money out of your purchase. While these might be nice bracelets, it's hard to tell right now — especially if you're going to pre-order and receive it on launch day.
Go with the $349 Sport or $549 Stainless Steel
What we recommend is starting simple and going with the $349 sport model or the $549 stainless steel model. This is because chances are it's your first smartwatch and who knows if you will even like it in the first place? Plus the basic models come with 2 sports bands for all sizes! We believe these are the models that most people will buy and they will most likely sell out on launch day:
You can always buy a new band or strap later...
Keep in mind you can always upgrade and buy a new band later. Even though you do save $50 when you buy an upgraded band with the Apple Watch, the downside is if you don't like the band it's not 100% sure Apple will allow you to return just the band and not the whole watch.