Compare the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch casings from your iPhone

BY Evan Selleck

Published 10 Mar 2015

image Apple Watch size comarison

The Apple Watch will go on sale in April, with pre-orders set to kick off on April 10, and there aren’t just different bands or case materials to choose from.

Probably the first decision that a potential buyer will have to consider is the size of the Watch they want, which will be available either in a 38mm case or a 42mm case. It may not seem like a big difference, but depending on a customer’s wrist size, it could mean the difference between being comfortable or not. Apple plans on having the Watch available to check out in its Apple Stores for customers to try on two weeks before it goes on sale April 24, but for anyone that wants to get a glimpse of the difference now, the Apple Store app for iPhone has options.

Buried within the app, and found within the Watch section, there’s a way to “compare case sizes,” which does exactly that. The available options are tappable at the bottom of the display, and selecting one will put the actual size of the Watch’s case on display. From there, you can set the phone down on your wrist to get an approximate look at what the Watch will look like next month. It’s not perfect, and obviously the best way to figure out which one you might want — if there’s any question — will be to check it out in an Apple Store, but at least the option is there.

Which size do you plan on buying?

[via 9to5Mac]