It is a common sight to see some people wearing their watches on the inside of their wrists. But considering the technology and health data that can be captured from an Apple watch, is it advisable to wear one on the inside of your wrist?
In this article, we will explore the topic of wearing the apple watch on the inside of your wrist and try to answer some of the most common questions people have about this subject.
Can you wear Apple watch on the inside of your wrist?
No, you cannot wear Apple Watch on the inside of your wrist. The design of the watch is such that it can only be worn on the top side of the wrist. If you try to wear it on the inside of your wrist, the sensors on the watch might not be able to take accurate health readings and the watch may also become uncomfortable to wear. This is also typical of how apple watches work with tattoos.
Additionally, the band may not stay in place as well if you attempt to wear it on the inside of your wrist. We do not recommend wearing Apple Watch on the inside of your wrist for these reasons.
However, some people have found that they can get away with wearing their Apple Watch on the inside of their wrist for short periods of time without any issues.
What does wearing a watch inside your wrist mean?
Wearing a watch on the inside of your wrist can mean a few different things.
Some people wear their watch on the inside of their wrist because they find it more comfortable than wearing it on the top side.
Certain professionals like nurses find it convenient to wear watches on the inside of their wrist when measuring pulse. Engineers and blue-collar workers also do this to protect the face of their watches.
Still, others simply prefer the look of wearing their watch on the inside of their wrist. No matter the reason, you should keep a few things in mind if you choose to wear your Apple Watch on the inside of your wrist.
Alternative ways to wear the apple watch?
Although the apple watch can be worn on the inside of the wrist, there are a few alternative ways to wear it.
One way is to wear the watch upside down. Another way is to wear the watch outside your wrist on either arm. You can also try wearing the watch face on your arm with a special strap that allows you to view the time and other data while exercising.
Apple watch orientation can be adjusted so that the watch can be used on the left or right wrist, with the digital crown being adjusted to be on the left or on the right of the wrist for convenience.
The best way to figure out which option is right for you is to experiment with all of them. Whichever way you wear it, ensure that you are comfortable and that the watch is secure.
How to adjust the orientation of the Apple watch face and digital crown when worn on either wrist.
To adjust the orientation and position of the digital crown when the Apple Watch is worn on either wrist:
- Go to the Watch app on your iPhone.
- Tap the My Watch tab.
- Tap General and select Orientation.
- Then change the orientation of your watch face from left wrist to right wrist or vice versa under the wrist menu.
- Scroll down to the digital crown menu and select which side you want the digital crown to be on (either left or right).
- Depending on your selections, the watch face can flip upside down to be worn on a different wrist.
You can also change this from Settings on your Apple Watch.
- Push the digital crown to reveal all the apps on the Apple Watch.
- Scroll down and select General.
- Tap Orientation.
- Select either left or right wrist.
- scroll down to the digital crown menu and select either "digital crown on the left side" or "digital crown on the right side" depending on your preferences.
What are the benefits of wearing an Apple watch on the inside of your wrist?
There are a few benefits of wearing an Apple watch on the inside of your wrist:
- One benefit is that it is less likely to get scratched or damaged.
- Another benefit is that you are less likely to accidentally hit the buttons while wearing them on the inside of your wrist.
- Lastly, it can be more comfortable to wear on the inside of your wrist for those with certain jobs that require monitoring the time while working. e.g Nurses taking pulse measurements.
Where do you put Apple Watch on the wrist (Above or below the wrist bone?)
The best place to wear your Apple Watch is above your wrist bone. This provides comfort and prevents pain or discomfort caused by the watch moving against the wrist bone if worn below it.
Also, Apple recommends that the watch should be worn with a not too tight or not too loose fitting. It should be worn with the right fitting that allows your skin to have space to breathe while still allowing the watch's sensor to perform their jobs.
Please note that Apple watch sensors only work properly when the watch is worn on the outside and top of your wrist.
Can you wear Apple Watch upside down?
Yes, you may wear the Apple watch upside down, but you will have to change the orientation of the watch's face from the Settings menu. If your Apple Watch is being worn upside down, it means you are wearing it on the wrong wrist. You can either switch it to the other wrist or change the orientation as described in paragraph 4.
Can you wear Apple Watch on your arm?
Yes, Apple watch can be worn on the arm or biceps for convenience. Even though this sounds ridiculous, some people who don't want anything on their wrist when exercising or working will find this idea useful.
A Company like Twelve South has manufactured an ActionSleeve armband for the Apple watch. This allows the Apple watch to be worn on the biceps while still providing health data like heart rate and calorie burn. The company also assured users that they will still be able to use Siri with the armband.
Does Apple watch count steps if your arms aren't moving?
Yes, Apple Watch will count steps even if your arms are not moving. This is because Apple watches use other parameters such as heart rate and calories to determine your active levels aside from the accelerometer that considers arms movement.
I tested this out over 50 steps. I repeated the experiment about 3 times. The results weren't 100% accurate but they were close with a slight marginal error. The important thing was that it was counting
Hence, Apple Watches will count steps even if your arms are on a stroller or you keep your arms beside you.
Frequently asked questions on wearing an Apple watch on the wrist
Q. Can I change the band on my Apple watch?
A. Yes. You can easily change out the band on your Apple Watch by pressing the release buttons on either side of the watch case. Simply slide out the old band and slide in the new one. You can also take your Apple Watch to an Apple Store and they will gladly help you
Q. What Apple watch band is the best?
A. There are many different types of Apple Watch bands to choose from, so it really depends on your personal style and preferences. Some popular choices include the Sport Band, Leather Loop, Classic Buckle, Modern Buckle, Link Bracelet, and Milanese Loop.
Q. Can Apple watch cause nerve damage on my wrist?
A. There have been no reports of Apple Watches causing nerve damage on wrists. Although it is advisable not to wear the Apple Watch too tightly on the wrist to prevent any injuries or discomfort.
Q. Is it bad to wear an Apple watch all the time?
A. No, it is not bad to wear your Apple Watch all the time. In fact, many people do and find that it's a great way to stay connected. It also helps you get notified always (especially if you keep the Apple Watch Bluetooth on to connect to your iPhone). However, you may want to take it off every now and then to give your wrist a break.
In conclusion, even though you can wear your Apple watch on the inside of your wrist, Apple does not recommend it as the sensors may not function properly. This is because the watch was designed to be worn on the outside wrist.
Make sure that the band is not too tight or loose for comfort and allow your skin to breathe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you for reading.