Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Thick watches

    I've seen a few posts and online articles expressing disappointment with the size of the newly released smartwatches. Some draw attention to their "thickness", or height of the watch above the wrist: What! It's a whole 9mm thick! I could never wear that!

    I used to collect watches as a hobby, I kept my favourites and still subscribe to WatchTime magazine where I drool over fine timepieces worth well in excess of US$100,000.

    So on a drizzly winter day, I thought I'd measure several of my watches with vernier calipers. I've presented the measurements in the table below along with the two new smartwatches, which I do not own, listing height and I thought I might as well do width while I was at it. Width is more-or-less across the 8 o'clock to 2 o'clock positions to avoid crowns and guards and lugs; all my watches are round, purely a matter of personal taste.

    Thick watches-watch-sizes.jpg

    This is submitted purely for comparison of fairly typical watches against the new offerings from Samsung and LG; I could not find verifiable dimensions for the Moto 360. The list is in no specific order except digital are up the top. Obviously the Suunto Ambit 2 is the big daddy of them all, it is a sports watch I wear when cycling or hiking or swimming, and also when travelling on holidays due to many useful functions for the traveller.

    I hasten to add that none of the watches ever cause me a problem because of size: I don't accidentally bash them against door frames when entering or exiting rooms; I don't inadvertently bruise other pedestrians while walking down the street. Aside from the Casio ProTrek and Suunto Ambit 2, all of them fit nicely under a long sleeved business shirt.

    9 mm... gee that's thin!
    Even4steven likes this.
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Thick watches

    That's hilarious! Thank the obsession with thin phones for this, I guess...

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-12-2015, 09:19 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-14-2014, 03:19 PM
  3. watching tv shows on android
    By dingdong001 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2014, 12:56 AM
  4. Any new apps or watch faces?
    By deadp1xel in forum Android Wear
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-25-2014, 01:17 AM
  5. Can not watch YouTube videos with stock browser
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-23-2014, 02:37 AM

Posting Permissions