Apple Watch has undoubtedly been a long time in the making, but it’s finally here. Today we’re taking a look at the Sport models to see exactly what you get for between $349 to $399. Apple’s strategy for rolling out this product line hasn’t been favored by everyone, but if you were one of the lucky people to place a preorder two weeks ago, here’s what you can expect…
Apple Watch Sport comes in an anodized aluminum case and your choice of either Silver or Space Gray as color options. There are 38mm and 42mm size options and by default it ships with a “durable fluoroelastomer” band in a variety of colors that can be sized to fit S/M or M/L wrists. There are a total of 10 models available for Apple Watch Sport and today we’re looking at the 38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band and the 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band.
Inside of the box, you’ll find the Apple Watch Sport, a 2m magnetic charging cable, 5w USB power adapter, Sport band (with an “adapter” for configuring different sizes), and a quick start guide. Unfortunately, you won’t find any of those famous Apple stickers inside of this box. I know, sad times.
Check out our Apple Watch unboxing & comparison video below:
When comparing the 42mm and 38mm sizes on my wrist, it’s obvious which size works out better. My wrists are simply too large to wear a 38mm Apple Watch full-time. In case you’re curious, my wrist measures approximately 175mm. Because of this, I’m likely a better fit for the 42mm with a M/L band configuration. For any other band Apple sells, the medium version fits perfectly.
As for first impressions, the Sport model feels well-built. It’s definitely not as flashy as Apple Watch, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like the look of the Silver Sport. Of course, a favorite among preorder sales is definitely the Space Gray Sport model. The finish looks very sleek and in my opinion, better than the Silver version. Either way, if you went with the Sport model, you will not be disappointed in the materials used. Though it’s likely that I’ll swap out this Sport band for another third-party option in the future.
The software experience can be a bit confusing at first. There are so many different options and navigation methods. It may take a while for you to get used to things, but it’s fairly easy to learn. We detailed some of the software experience in our initial hands-on during a try-on appointment, but stay tuned for more coverage on Apple Watch and its features.
Be sure to check out the above video for our unboxing and comparison between the 42mm and 38mm Apple Watch Sport models. We’ll be bringing more detailed coverage throughout the coming weeks, but hopefully this brief unboxing and comparison will help you decide between the sizes and colors.