“I got an Apple Watch about a week ago,” Jim Lynch writes for CIO. “It was the 38mm Stainless Steel with Classic Buckle. I was very happy to get it, and I think it’s a great watch. It’s particularly well suited for those with small wrists or those who simply prefer a smaller watch.”
“However, after using it for a while I decided that I needed the 42mm version,” Lynch writes. “So I hit eBay, and was lucky enough to find a 42mm Stainless Steel with Classic Buckle. It arrived today and I wanted to share some of my observations about the differences between the two sizes.”
1. Tap targets are easier to hit on the 42mm Apple Watch
2. Text is easier to read
3. The 42mm Apple Watch battery lasts longer
4. Mickey looks better!
“When I first looked at the 42mm on my wrist, it did seem significantly larger than the 38mm. But that feeling lasted for about fifteen minutes,” Lynch writes. “After that when I looked at the 38mm it seemed too small for my wrist. It’s similar to what happens when you go from an iPhone 5S to an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. At first the larger phone seems huge, but then you quickly adjust and your old phone seems tiny by comparison.”
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MacDailyNews Take: In our quest for the lightest weight Apple Watch and Apple Watch Band combo, we considered the 38mm for about three seconds before we decided it’d be too small. In the case of Apple Watch, like iPhone, bigger is better.