Perhaps you’re like me, with a wrist that doesn’t fit perfectly into an already-prepared Apple Watch Sport band hole. If you find that you’re in between hole sizes, with one slightly tight and the next size slightly large, then don’t worry–you just might be in luck. Apple Watch Sport comes by default with the M/L band, but they also provide the S/M band which has hole spacing exactly in between the holes on the M/L band. Notice what they look like stacked on top of each other: Here’s how they line up:
Or, putting them side by side and aligning the ends that go into the watch, notice how the holes are nearly exactly in between the holes on the other band:
(The lines really are exactly parallel; if it doesn’t appear that way, it’s due to this optical illusion)
So, if your band feels slightly tight or slightly loose and you’re between sizes, try switching bands and see if the other size is right for you! This was a clever way for Apple to provide yet even more spacing options for an even better fit.
Note that this will only work for the spaces that overlap; so if you have a small wrist and use the first 4 holes on S/M, you won’t find an in-between space on the larger M/L band. Likewise, if you have a large wrist and use the last 4 holes on M/L, you won’t find an in-between space on the smaller S/M band. I have only tested this on the 42mm bands; it’s possible the 38mm differs, but I suspect it is the same. If you can confirm, please let me know and I’ll update this post.
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