Apple Watch Series 8: Which Size Is Best For You?

If you have looked into getting an Apple Watch Series 8, you have probably noticed that the Watch comes in two different sizes, 41mm or 45mm variations, that will fit a wide range of wrist sizes. The good news is that there is no difference in spec or functionality between these two sizes, meaning this is a choice of personal preferences.

This guide will walk through all of the Series 8’s sizes and bands and is designed to help you get the best Apple Watch sizes for your wrist. 

Apple Watch Series 8 Sizes Explained

Display Area904 sq mm1143 sq mm
Display Size352 x 430 pixels396 x 484 pixels
Minimum Weight32.0 grams38.8 grams
Maximum Weight42.3 grams51.5 grams

The Apple Watch Series 8 offers two case sizes, including 41mm and 45mm. These are the exact sizes introduced in Series 7, meaning that older bands are compatible with the latest wearable. 

How to Measure Your Wrist

Knowing your wrist size is essential before going for an Apple Watch or an additional band. The steps to measure your wrist is simple. All you need to do is to wrap a cloth tape around your wrist. If you do not have a cloth tape measure, take a piece of string and wrap it around your wrist to get your size band. 

41mm vs. 45mm: Which One Is For You?

As mentioned above, choosing between the two depends on your taste. If you have a smaller wrist, choose the smaller Apple Watch options. For those with larger wrists, opt for the bigger models. 

According to Apple, the 40/41mm Apple Watch models can fit wrists sized 130-200mm, while the 44/45mm models are designed to fit wrists between 140-220mm. 

Do Not Forget Bands

One of the most enjoyable things about choosing an Apple Watch is personalizing it with your favorite band colors. The good news is that older bands are compatible with the Series 8. However, only some Apple Watch bands are available in some sizes. The Modern Buckle, for example, is only available for the 40 and 41-mm watch models.

Some of the best Apple Watch bands include Solo Loop, Sport Band, Sport Loop, Leather Link, and Milanese Loop. 

The Sport Band and Sport Loop are the better options if you have a large wrist. For those with small wrists, the Sport Loop may fit where other bands can be slightly loose. 

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