How Tight Should Apple Watch Be? (Learn The Perfect Fit)
An Apple Watch should fit snugly on the wrist, with the band slightly pressed against the skin. The band should be fastened securely but not too tightly, allowing for comfortable all-day wear and to avoid irritation.
Apple Watches are a powerful wearable device that allows you to monitor essential health metrics, but this can only be done accurately if they’re worn properly
So, how tight should your Apple Watch be? The answer depends on a few factors.
How Tight Should Apple Watch Be?
Apple has completed substantial testing to find the proper way to wear your watch. According to them, there is a perfect fit nestled right between too snug and not snug enough.
I know. Not very helpful right? Here’s some pictures directly from Apple to show exactly how tight your Apple Watch should be
It is also important to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand. By doing this, you’ll get the most accurate readings.
If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, the excessive movement would throw the sensors off.
On that note, choosing the right apple watch band is a game changer. Let’s talk more about that.
What Size Apple Watch Band Should I Use?
Choosing the right watch band size is crucial in determining how tight an Apple Watch should be, and what size watch band you should use depends on the person.
Wearing the right sized band will make all the difference for comfortability as well as sensor accuracy. For this reason, Apple, and other third-party companies offer a various assortment of band sizes.
Whether you have smaller wrists or your wrists are girthy, there is a watch band out there that will fit you. Apple offers a wide range between 130mm and 220mm.
Tip: Measure your wrist size before purchasing a new watch band to prevent any fit issues.
What Size Apple Watch Should I Buy
Not only is choosing the right size band necessary, but you should consider the size of your wrist when purchasing a new Apple Watch.
Apple watches come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the last thing you want to do is spend a load of money on a watch that feels clunky, or doesn’t look good on your wrist.
You can avoid this by reading about each Apple Watch model, and what sizes they comes in. If you’re unsure, learn how to know what Apple Watch you have.
Apple Watch Models/Series Sizes
- Series 3: 38mm, 42mm
- Series 4: 40mm, 44mm
- Series 5: 40mm, 44mm
- Series 6 40mm, 44mm
- SE: 40mm, 44mm
- Series 7: 41mm, 45mm
- Series 8: 41mm, 45mm
- Series 9: 41mm, 45mm
- Ultra 1: 49mm
- Ultra 2: 49mm
How to Avoid Apple Watch Band Rash
If you’ve ever got a rash from wearing an Apple Watch, you know how annoying it can be, but rest assured, you’re not the only one.
The good news is, there are a few steps you can take to avoid getting an Apple Watch band rash again.
1. Loosen Your Watch Band
It can be as simple as too tight of a watch. If your band is secured too tightly, it can cause severe irritation. Loosen it up and allow it to breathe!
2. Clean Your Wrist and Watch
Soap, dirt, sweat, and grime can build up underneath your watch band. When it’s there for long periods of time it can irritate your skin.
The best solution for this is to take off your Apple Watch when you shower, and use that time to charge it.
It’s important to keep not just your skin clean, but the watch as well to preserve its longevity.
3. Use a Hypoallergenic band
All Apple Watch bands are supposed to be hypoallergenic. However, it is still possible to have some reactions to certain bands.
If you have sensitivity issues then look into buying Apple’s metal or leather bands, or consider buying a hypoallergenic band from a third-party.
Apple has made it known that the ideal fit which is somewhere in between too snug and not snug enough.
The wrist on which the watch is worn and the size of the watch band also play a significant role in achieving the proper fit.
Apple offers a wide range of watch band sizes and Apple Watch models in various shapes and sizes to ensure that users can find a watch that fits both their wrist size and personal style.
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by Ken Lynch
Ken is a Healthcare Data Analyst, owner, sole contributor to The Wearable Guy, and overall tech nerd.