Although Apple announced that they will be releasing Apple Watches in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes, the dimensions stopped there. Fortunately, Paul Sprangers has estimated those dimensions for the 42 mm model by measuring Apple’s photos from their website.
The body of the watch will be approximately 36.2 mm wide by 42 mm tall, and 10.6 mm thick. The heart rate sensor will add about 2 mm to the back, for a maximum thickness of 12.6 mm. Sprangers also estimates that the screen will be about 1.54 inches diagonally, with a pixel density of approximately 290 PPI.
Others have commented on the page, estimating that the 38 mm size will be about 33 mm wide, with a screen that measures approximately 1.3 inches diagonally. Some worry that the smaller version could be thicker to make room for components. Upon my own inspection, it seems that both sizes are very close to being the same thickness, if not exact.
I scaled two images from Apple’s gallery so that the friends buttons align perfectly, and double checked the scale by measuring the heights of the watches as well. As you can see below, the 38 mm and 42 mm Apple Watches appear to be nearly identical in thickness.
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