“Let me get this out of the way first: I am not a watch guy,” Rob Griffiths writes for The Robservatory. “I own a watch I use for running.
“I am fascinated by this new business Apple’s going into; the sheer number of products and prices is pretty amazing: By my count, Apple will be shipping 38 separate models of watches,” Griffiths writes. “There’s a gallery page at Apple’s site where you can page through all of the watches, and get the details on each specific model. You can also view the watches in the store, where you can find pricing info.”
“Both of these solutions, though, require lots of paging and scrolling to get all the details,” Griffiths writes. “I was curious as to how all the watches compared, so I pulled data from those sources and made one massive spreadsheet.”
There are some interesting facts hidden in all that data:
• The lightest watch isn’t any of the Watch Sport versions. Instead, it’s the Classic Buckle Apple Watch (56 grams), which is a full six grams lighter than the next-lightest watch.
• The heaviest watch—at a whopping 125 grams—is the Apple Watch Stainless Steel link (42mm in either stainless or space black). That may not sound like much, but 125 grams is over four ounces, or to put it another way, it’s like wearing a quarter-pound hamburger on your wrist (weight before cooking, of course). It’s also 2.2x as heavy as the lightest watch.
• Color adds weight: in the Watch Sport category, the bands’ weight varies by color. Black is 37g, then pink (42g), green (43g), blue (44g) and white (47g). So somewhat oddly, to go light, go with black.
The ultimate Apple Watch comparison chart is here.
MacDailyNews Note: With the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition, the specific combinations currently seen on Apple’s website are only the pre-stocked combos available for launch.
However, you will be able to custom-build the exact Watch/Band combinations you desire.
When you actually do the calculations, [Apple Watch offers] millions and millions [of combinations]. We’ve always tried to make products that people don’t begrudgingly use but want to use, and I think that the bar for that is very high when it’s something that you wear and it’s something that you’re going to wear all day, every day. — Jony Ive
[Attribution: The Mac Observer. Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]
For runners: The lightest possible Apple Watch / Apple Band combo – March 11, 2015