Apple Watch Band Sizing Guide

Apple Watch Band Sizing Guide

Every Apple Watch users, fans, and enthusiasts know that one of the best features of the Apple wearable device is its ability to be customized. It is easy to change its look to match your style, personality, your outfit, and event you will be attending. You only need to swap watch bands. 

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But the thing is, while you can adjust your Apple Watch band, it is crucial that you get the right size of case for your wearable device.  The new Apple Watch Series 7 has 41mm and 45mm case sizes. The Series 4, Series 5, Series 6 and Apple Watch SE models come in 40mm and 44mm. You can also find older models, such as the Apple Watch Series 3 and lower, with the 38mm and 42mm casing.

The measurements indicate the size of the bezel of the Apple Watch model. However, the watch bands always play a role in the specific fit of the wearable device on your wrist. If you plan on getting the 40mm Apple Watch model, you can expect that it has a width of 34mm, a depth of 10.7mm, and a case weight of around 30g. The 44 model, on the other hand, has a width of 38mm, 10.7mm depth, and a 36g case weight. The 38mm Apple Watch model has a width of 33.3mm, and the 44mm model has a width of 35.9mm. 

Apple Watch Band Sizes in Inches

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The smaller Apple Watch is either 38mm or 40mm, and the larger wearable device is either 42mm or 44mm. Can you use a 44mm band on a 40mm Apple Watch? You can use a watch band that is designed for the first-generation Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 1, 2, and 3 with Apple Watch Series 4 and later and Apple Watch SE. 

According to Apple, watch bands for 38mm, 40mm, and 41mm cases are compatible with cases of all three of those sizes. Watch straps for 42mm, 44mm and 44mm cases, on the other hand, are compatible with cases of all three of those sizes. Keep in mind that the average female wrist is between 140mm or 5.5 inches and 170mm or 6.7 inches. The average male wrist is between 165mm or 6.5 inches and 195mm or 7.8 inches. 

The following is the Apple Watch sizes in inches: 

  • Apple Watch Series 1 (38mm/42mm): 1.49 inches/1.57 inches
  • Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm/42mm): 1.49 inches/1.57 inches
  • Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm/42mm): 1.49 inches/1.57 inches
  • Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm/44mm): 1.65 inches/1.73 inches
  • Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm/44mm): 1.65 inches/1.73 inches
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm/44mm): 1.65 inches/1.73 inches

Are you wondering, what size wrist does the 44mm Apple Watch fit? The 44mm Apple Watch is the largest the tech giant has to offer. The standard case size is available to Apple Watch Series 4, 5, and 6, and Apple Watch SE models. The 44mm Apple Watch fits 140mm to 220mm wrists. This wearable device looks good on people who have large hands. 

Is a 40mm Apple Watch Too Small for a Man? 

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In order to determine the answer for that, you need to know your wrist size. The best way to calculate your wrist size is to use the Apple Watch band size chart. Apple has its own instructional sheet, providing you with step-by-step directions on how to measure your watch band size. You need to print the band model, cut it out, and wrap it around your wrist. After that, you have to take note of the number it comes out to. 

You can also measure your wrist size using a cloth measuring tape, tape, or piece of string. Wrap it loosely around your wrist and take measures. If you are using plain tape or string, you should mark the ends with a pen. Then, flatten the tape on a hard surface and measure it with a ruler. After that, make sure to add half a centimeter above the measurement to be safe.  

Keep in mind that some watch bands are easier to measure than others. For example, the Sport Band and Sport Loop. These bands are adjustable and have the options of S/M for shorter bands and M/L for longer bands. You cannot adjust the Solo Loop band. As such, you need to purchase the correct size of the strap. 

After determining your wrist size, it's time to know about Apple Watch band sizes. Apple Watch bands will only fit the selected case size and are not compatible with other case sizes. As such, a size five for a 40mm case does not work with a 44mm case, and vice versa. 

The following are the different kinds of Apple Watch bands and its sizes

  • Apple Watch Sport Loop: One size band for each watch size.
  • Apple Watch Silver Link Bracelet: One size band for each watch size.
  • Apple Watch Classic Buckle: Three sizes for each watch size (S/M/L)
  • Apple Watch Modern Buckle: Three sizes for each watch size (S/M/L)

Apple Watch 38mm band fits wrists that are anywhere between 130mm and 200mm. The 40mm is the standard version for Apple Watch Series 4, 5, 6, and SE. It fits wrist sizes between 130mm to 200mm. The 42mm watch band is perfect for wrists between 140mm and 220mm. The 44mm watch band, on the other hand, is the largest Apple has to offer. It fits 140mm to 220mm wrists. 

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