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What is the difference between a 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch?

Last Updated: 1st March, 2020

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Display Size and Resolution
Besides physical size, one otherdifferencebetween the 38,, and the 42mm Watch is thesize andresolution of the device's display. According to Yahoo'sDavidPogue, the 38mm Watch will include a 1.5-inch displaywhilethe larger 42mm version ships witha1.7-inch.

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Likewise, people ask, is there a big difference between 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch?

The smaller of the two Series 5 watch sizes hasaheight of 40mm; the larger, 44mm. When it comes to width,thesmaller Apple Watch is 34mm wide; the larger,38mm.The watch's different case sizes also translatetodifferent display sizes.

Similarly, is 38mm watch too small for a man? If your wrist is 6 to 7 inches you will be asmallto medium wrist size. The small to mediumdiameter casesare 38mm, 40mm, and 42mm. If your wrist is7.5 to 8 inches incircumference, that will be more proportionalwith large cases whichare 44-46mm.

In respect to this, what size watch should I get for my wrist?

You'll need to measure your wrist. Ifyourwrist is 6 to 7 inches in circumference, youshouldtypically go with 38mm, 40mm and 42mm watchcases. If yourwrist circumference is 7.5 to 8 inches, youshould belooking at 44mm to 46mm watchcases.

Will a 38mm fit a 42mm watch?

There's a smaller 38mm model and alarger42mm one. The bands you purchase must be the same sizeofthe watch. For example, while the 38mm linkbraceletcan be used on the Sport, Watch and Editionmodels,it will not fit the 42mm size,regardless ofmodel. Even if a band fits your watch,it may notmatch the finish.

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How do I know what size my Apple Watch is?

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How can I make my wrist bigger?

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