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Here’s how to choose the right Apple Watch size for you

The Apple Watch Series 7 launched in fall 2021.

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The Apple Watch Series 7 is on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen: $313 on Amazon. But before buying one, you may be wondering: what size, what 41mm or the little more expensive 45mm? If you need help deciding which one is right for you, we’re here to help.


Top products in this article:

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (41mm), $313 (was $399)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm), $359 (reduced from $429)

Apple Watch Milanese band, $95 (was $99)


How many Apple Watch do you need?

For one thing, there’s no science to choosing between the 41mm and 45mm case. Even Apple says the selection process comes down to “personal taste.” So ask yourself some basic questions. For example, do you want a larger display screen (which is actually the largest display screen in the line to date)? So you probably want the Apple Watch Series 7 45mm (photo). As a bonus, you’ll also get more pixels and, in some cases, larger display text.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 45mm

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Do you want a lighter watch? A watch closer to the one you’re used to? Then you might want the Apple Watch Series 7 41mm (photo). This model weighs a few grams less than the 45mm model and is about the same size as the larger Apple Watch Series 3 model (42mm).

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (41mm), $313 (was $399)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm), $359 (reduced from $429)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm) GPS + Cellular, $460 (was $529)


How much do you want to spend on an Apple Watch?

There are also dollar and cent considerations in an Apple Watch purchase: The Apple Watch Series 7 41mm (photo) costs less than the Apple Watch Series 7 45mm.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS 41mm

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The 41mm model, which starts at $399 on Apple, is on sale for $329 on Amazon and walmart.

The 45mm model, meanwhile, costs $429 and up from Apple. But you can get it on sale today for $359 at Amazon and Walmart, the lowest price we’ve ever seen. But don’t delay, that extra discount probably won’t last forever.

The cellular version of the Apple Watch Series 7 is also on sale – it’s $459 at Amazon.

Which Apple Watch is right for you, literally?

According to Apple, the Apple Watch Series 7 41mm is sized for wrists between 130mm and 200mm. (That’s about 5 inches to 8 inches, if you’re rusty in the metric system.)

the Apple Watch Series 7 45mm is sized for wrists between 140mm and 220mm, or approximately 5.5 inches to 8.5 inches.

Apple Watch Milanese Strap

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The 45mm model also has an extra-wide band option; this band is for wrists between 160mm and 245mm, or about 6 inches to almost 10 inches.

Another thing to consider: some manufacturers of Apple Watch Fashion Bands only make models for the smaller 41mm version. Again, some make them for both versions, so be sure to check. Apple’s Milanese Loop Fashion Groupfor example, is available for the 41 mm and 45 mm models.

Apple Watch Series 7 GPS (41mm), $329 (reduced from $399)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm), $359 (reduced from $429)

Apple Watch Series 7 (45mm) GPS + Cellular, $459 (was $529)

Apple Watch Milanese band, $95 (was $99)


Don’t forget to get extra Apple Watch bands

Apple Watch Bands

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Apple Watches are very versatile. In terms of appearance, not only can you swap the Apple Watch faces to suit your mood, outfit, and activity, but you can also change the bands. These Apple Watch straps allow you to keep your Apple Watch looking fresh and appropriate with their different colors, styles and materials. Plus, swapping them out is a snap – literally.

(For more options, see our picks for the best Apple Watch bands.)


Kendra Scott “Alex” 5 link watch strap

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Kendra Scott


Kendra Scott launched her first watch collection with Apple Watch bands. This luxurious five-link watch band is available in six different colored metals and metal patterns, including stainless steel, rose gold, two-tone, tri-tone, and black. This Kendra Scott watch strap is compatible with Apple Watch Series One through Seven. It features a butterfly clasp.

Kendra Scott “Alex” 5-link watch strap, $148


Kendra Scott “Whitley” Chain Watch Strap

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Kendra Scott


This link watch strap is available in gold and stainless steel. It can be purchased in sizes S/M and M/L. This Kendra Scott watch strap is compatible with Apple Watch Series One through Seven.

Kendra Scott “Whitley” chain watch strap, $128


Kendra Scott “Dira” 3-Link Watch Strap

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Kendra Scott


The two-tone “Dira” watch is available in two metallic colors. This Kendra Scott watch strap is compatible with Apple Watch Series One through Seven. It features a butterfly clasp.

Kendra Scott “Dira” 3-link watch strap, $148

Coach Floral Mesh Apple Watch Strap

Coach Floral Mesh Apple Watch Strap

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Give your Apple Watch a more formal look with this mesh strap from Coach, featuring an eye-catching two-tone floral appliqué and safety clasp. Coach also has a wide variety of Apple Watch Bands for more options.

Coach Floral Mesh Apple Watch Band, $125


Apple Watch Sport Loop

Apple Sport Loop Apple Watch Strap

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You need a soft, lightweight and breathable Apple Watch band for working out. For this, the Apple Sport Loop Band may be the ticket, thanks to its dense and durable loop nylon weave. It snaps easily onto 38mm, 40mm and 41mm models.

Apple Watch Sport Loop Band, $47 (reduced from $49)


Apple Watch Leather Link Band

Leather Apple Watch Strap with Apple Leather Link

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Looking for an Apple Watch band for casual business meetings? the Apple Watch Leather Link Band might do the trick. It’s made with handcrafted Venezia leather in Italy and hidden magnets for quick and easy adjustments. It is compatible with 38mm, 40mm and 41mm models.

Apple Watch Leather Link Band, $99


Apple Watch Oyodss bands (set of 5)

Oyodss Apple Watch Bands

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Grab a five pack these ultra-affordable silicone Apple Watch bands to change your look at any time. They come in four sizes, to match whatever watch you own, plus seven colors.

Oyodss Apple Watch bands (5-pack), $13 after coupon (discounted from $20)


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