The upcoming Apple Watch will have two models with different sizes – the 38mm (small) and the 42mm (larger device). Now, it’s up to you to decide which of the two models you would choose. Your choice may largely be decided by the way to want to put it on your wrist.
Apple has said that the company will give two options to customers who want to own the Apple Watch — the 38mm device and the 42mm gadget. The two sizes will be for all variants based on colors. So, two models will be available for the aluminum Apple Watch Sport, the stainless steel Apple Watch and also for the gold Apple Watch Edition. The company came up with this idea keeping in mind the personal choice of their would-be customers who have different wrist sizes. It also appears that Apple kept in mind the gender issue besides some other factors.
The two models may confuse you in deciding which of the Apple Watch is best for you. However, if you consider these some tips before making your pick, you might just get that perfect Apple Watch size that suits your personality and your look!
Height versus width
Unlike many of the traditional watches, the size of which is measured horizontally, the Apple Watch device size is measured vertically. The smaller model has a height of exactly 38mm while the larger model is 42mm in size.
Even though Apple is yet to release the official width dimensions, sources have estimated that the smaller Apple Watch would measure about 32mm in width; while the larger will be 36mm. If you look at the sizes, the two models may not differ much. But, a 4mm size difference will matter a lot when you actually put it on your wrist.
The Apple Watch’s rounded rectangular shape could not be compared directly with rounded or traditional watches, but the two models clearly give you the option to consider which is best for you. Remember, big watches are usually close to 48mm.
So, if you want to pick the smaller device you can go for it, At the same time the company offers you both sizes that are neither too huge nor too small.
Screen display size
It’s not just the different in case sizes, the two model also have different screen display sizes. They are both equipped with Retina quality displays – this means that the pixels are also invisible to the naked eye at a normal viewing distance. The larger Apple Watch comes with much more pixels that will show finer details.
• The smaller 38mm smart watch comes with a display size of 340x272 pixels.
• The bigger 42mm smart watch comes with a display size of 390x312 pixels.
The user interface of the device will fit whatever screen size display you have. For many people, this won't make any much difference. However, if you really want more or higher pixels for your device, the screen display size is something you should consider.
Thickness and Thinness
However, when it comes to the height or depth or thickness of the two devices, there are not much differences and the two models are almost similar. They look the same as they fit relatively high on the wrist. Some of you may feel uncomfortable at first. However, if you keep in mind that unlike the traditional watches the Apple Watch case has to accommodate a Retina display, Apple S1 chip, besides the rear HealthKit sensors. So, if you are looking for the device that will fit perfectly under your shirt’s cuff, you don’t have much choice as they are about the same.
Size versus weight
If your are concerned about the size and the weight of the two devices, the company has given options for two heights which you can pick from — Apple is coming up with three different materials, all having their own weight and build quality. The 38mm stainless steel smart watch weigh less than its 42mm stainless steel counterpart while the aluminum sports watch will be lighter by 30% when compared to both the steel and gold models.
For him or for her?
Since the watch comes in two sizes, it is likely that there will be attempts to identify either of the two devices as a female or male smart watch. And, I won’t be surprise if users will have a hard time deciding which is which for them. However, I put my bet on the colors as they are the main factors that make a product either feminine or masculine. Size won’t matter much, as people of both sexes come in all shapes and sizes. As such some women will go for bigger model, while some men will pick the smaller version. So, the only thing that will become relevant is the colors. Having seen the smart watch features, all I can say is that it is a unisex gadget and you are free to pick anyone model whether you are a man or woman.
So far, the company has listed just few options about the bands for the devices across the board. The sizes of the wrist band come in three sizes. So, you can decide which is best that will match your style. The Apple Watch Sport edition comes with bands for both cases of the Apple Watch while the Apple Watch Edition, however, comes in size-specific bands.
The 38mm stainless steel bands come with a:-
• soft pink modern buckle
• midnight blue modern buckle
• yellow gold color and a modern bright red buckle
• 38mm and 42mm rose gold look with a white sport band
• Rose gold look with a gray modern buckle
42mm stainless steel bands comes with a: -
• stone-leather loop
• bright-blue leather loop
• light-brown leather loop
• yellow-gold look with dark black sport band
• yellowish-gold look with a midnight blue buckle
The band options are likely to change and your more details on this front, we are looking ahead at this Apple’s Monday event.
The company already announced that the Apple Watch’s starting price will be $349. However, beyond that there is little information from the company. But, it is widely expected that there will be differences in the price also and you will be provided with two similar but different features in the 42mm
Apple Watch and the 38mm Apple Watch versions.
We’ll try to update you on the pricing of the models. Until then, a general assumption is that the smaller version of the Apple Watch - the 38mm version – will cost you lesser than the larger piece.
The 38mm Apple Watch for whom?
Generally, this model is for people with smaller wrist. I’m saying this because the compact design will look comfortable on you. Let me rephrase that:- If you want the phone to look small on you or not stand out too much among the crowd, then go for the 38mm Apple Watch. It will be more like the traditional watches.
The 42mm Apple Watch for whom?
If your wrist is small and that you want the Apple Watch to stand out or if you are with a large wrist and that you want the gadget to look as big as you, or if you one of the people who want bigger watches, get the 42mm Apple Watch version.