Apple's iWatch is Reversible for Left-Handed Users

Apple's iWatch is Reversible for Left-Handed Users

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The new Apple Watch can be inverted and worn on the right arm for left-handed users, reports BusinessInsider, who confirmed the feature with an Apple spokesperson.

After the announcement of the new Apple Watch, set to be released early in 2015, the internet was awash with rumors that the watch had a major design flaw in that it couldn't be used by the 10% of the World's population who are left-handed. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, the Apple Watch can easily be inverted to allow lefties to use it on their right wrist.

When first setting up the Apple Watch you will be prompted to set the device up as a left-handed or right-handed user.

Some misinformed lefties have begun petitions to request a left-handed model from Apple but thankfully that isn't necessary. More details on the watch here.

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Apple's iWatch is Reversible for Left-Handed Users
The Night Flower - March 10, 2015 at 3:43am
I'm a lefty but wear my watch on the left wrist. :( I have a decision to make between learning to tap with my right (clunky) hand or awkwardly wearing a watch on my right wrist. First world problems though, really. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
ash83 - October 28, 2014 at 7:23am
If you put the watch on without turning it upside down to put on the right wrist the right knob will still be on the wrong side and still on the same side as if it were on the left wrist. Also, if you flip it around to put on the right wrist then the knob will be on the left but at the bottom and not the top like as if a person were to wear it on the left hand, therefore the knob wont be in a good place for lefty's.... How is this a lefty watch if you cant move the knob to the top left? I dont want to have to flip it and have the dumb knob on the bottom left because it looks good the way it is intended with the knob on the top.
ash11111 - October 28, 2014 at 7:19am
If you put the watch on without turning it upside down to put on the right wrist the right know will still be on the wrong side and still on the same side as if it were on the left wrist. Also, if you flip it around to put on the right wrist then the knob will be on the left but at the bottom and not the top like as if a person were to wear it on the left, therefore the knob wont be in a good place for lefty's.... how is this a lefty if you cant move the knob? I dont want to have to flip it and have the dumb knob on the bottom because it looks god the way it is intended with the knob on the top.
Chasen Matthew - October 18, 2014 at 8:02pm
lol I don't get why people are having such a hard time understanding the mechanics of the apple watch. Unlike a normal watch that forces you to either wear it on your left hand or on your right but with the crown on the right side, the Apple Watch can be simply flipped over and oriented to work on your right hand, with the crown now on the left side of the watch. The only thing that changes is the position of the crown relative to the watch, which is normally closer to the top of the watch when oriented for righties, and is now closer to the bottom for lefties. I'm left handed myself so at first I was worried that it would look weird, with the crown at the bottom, but actually the crown would be closer to you, making it easier for adjustments, so I'm more than fine with it. I'm really excited for the Apple Watch and can't wait to get one. There's always going to be people hating on something, but in this case I think it's mostly jealousy and self-hatred as the reason for the recent shit talking. The Apple Watch requires and IPhone 5 or 6 if I'm not mistaken, so it seems like a bunch of Android/Windows Phone users out there are frustrated they won't be able to use an Apple Watch. Therefore, they're trying to point out all the little flaws and hardware differences that the Apple Watch lacks but other Android friendly smart watches don't. Here's to you, you Android/Windows users that like to always point out the ways in which Apples latest iPhone hardware doesn't match up to Android devices, secretly covering up for your insecurities that you might've made the wrong choice when choosing a phone: YOU DID MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE SO SUCK IT!!!!!!!
Great! - September 12, 2014 at 6:24am
Apple Watch will act as gesture remote control for Apple TV etc using accelerometers and other sensors at the back of the watch. Siri voice control will let you program your recordings on the new ATV.
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