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How to (virtually) try on both Apple Watch sizes with the Apple Store App

Apple won't have Series 4 Apple Watch models in its stores until Sept. 21, but if you want to get a sense of how both Apple Watch cases might look on your wrist right now, you can use the Apple Store app to have a "virtual" try-on. It's not obvious how to get there, but once you know where it is, you can switch between options and see how 40mm and 44mm sizes in aluminum, steel, and gold fit.

How to "try on" an Apple Watch with the Apple Store app

  1. Launch the Apple Store app from your iPhone's home screen.
  2. Tap the Shop tab.
  3. Select the Watch collection from the list.

  1. Choose which Series you want to view.
  2. Select an Apple Watch you want to try on.
  3. Scroll down to the Compare case sizes in the middle and tap on it.

  1. Toggle between 40mm or 44mm.
  2. Put your iPhone on your wrist and see how it looks!

The Apple Store app does a surprisingly good job of simulating the way the Apple Watch sizes look on your wrist (though it's no ARKit demo). Just know that if you're hoping to use existing Apple Watch bands with your new watch, you'll need to get the 40mm version to work with 38mm bands, and the 44mm version to work with 42mm bands.

Happy sizing!

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

1 Comment
  • Title made me assume ARKit, sticking a picture on your phone to put to your wrist is really rudimentary