Apple Watch: Bulky

Benjamin Clymer, Hodinkee:

If I had to criticize the actual form of the Apple Watch, it would be a complaint you’ve heard from me before (most recently with the Habring2 in our latest Three on Three); the Apple Watch doesn’t fit under my shirt cuff without serious effort, if at all. I believe that great design should not disrupt daily life, and a watch that doesn’t fit under a shirt sleeve is missing something. Apple is amazing and building thin, elegant machines, and I was surprised by how bulky this is, especially when the 45 minutes prior to the introduction of the Apple Watch were spent discussing how svelte the new iPhone 6 is. I understand the physical limitations and the required dock on the rear of the watch, but the Apple Watch is bulkier than I would’ve liked.

The right way to wear the Apple Watch:

  • Short sleeve shirts (recommended)
  • Long sleeve shirts with elastic cuffs
  • Long sleeve button-down shirts with large cuff openings
  • Long sleeve button-down shirts with sleeve folded up
  • No shirt

There, bulky solved.