1. pwrof3's Avatar
    I went to the local Microsoft Store grand opening (way too much fun. You have to go to one if you've never been) and tried on the Medium and Large Bands.
    The Medium is a tad too tight, and the Large is a tad too big.
    I ended up going with the large, but now I'm getting annoyed by the thing sliding up and down my wrist.
    Is anyone else here in between sizes? And if so, what did you do?
    11-24-2014 07:31 PM
  2. someone2639's Avatar
    I'm not in the same boat, but I'd recommend you grow into the band.
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    11-24-2014 07:36 PM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I'm not in between sizes but the small is slightly loose me even at the tightest setting.
    11-24-2014 07:46 PM
  4. jojoe42's Avatar
    I went to the local Microsoft Store grand opening (way too much fun. You have to go to one if you've never been) and tried on the Medium and Large Bands.
    The Medium is a tad too tight, and the Large is a tad too big.
    I ended up going with the large, but now I'm getting annoyed by the thing sliding up and down my wrist.
    Is anyone else here in between sizes? And if so, what did you do?
    I was thinking about thisif I managed to grab hold of one and it was too big...I was thinking wrap the battery packs in black duck tape round the sides or in some material....so that none of the sensors are blocked and it nets you a tighter fit. Call it a bad idea if you want :P but it's just a thought
    11-24-2014 07:49 PM
  5. pwrof3's Avatar
    ha I might do that. I'd have to backorder a replacement if I went down to medium.
    11-24-2014 08:12 PM
  6. Joe920's Avatar
    I went to the local Microsoft Store grand opening (way too much fun. You have to go to one if you've never been) and tried on the Medium and Large Bands.
    The Medium is a tad too tight, and the Large is a tad too big.
    I ended up going with the large, but now I'm getting annoyed by the thing sliding up and down my wrist.
    Is anyone else here in between sizes? And if so, what did you do?
    Silly question, but are you sure the medium you tried was really a medium?
    11-24-2014 08:20 PM
  7. pwrof3's Avatar
    Yes, it was :)
    According to the website, a medium is 41mm and a large is 49mm. That's a pretty bug jump.
    11-24-2014 08:36 PM
  8. DroidUser42's Avatar
    You might try putting a shim where the two sides overlap to take up a little of the gap.

    Or, since the idea behind the Band is to encourage fitness, you might try this
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    11-24-2014 08:48 PM
  9. pwrof3's Avatar
    You might try putting a shim where the two sides overlap to take up a little of the gap.

    Or, since the idea behind the Band is to encourage fitness, you might try this
    Ha ha best reply ever! :)
    11-24-2014 08:56 PM
  10. pkadare's Avatar
    I went to the local Microsoft Store grand opening (way too much fun. You have to go to one if you've never been) and tried on the Medium and Large Bands.
    The Medium is a tad too tight, and the Large is a tad too big.
    I ended up going with the large, but now I'm getting annoyed by the thing sliding up and down my wrist.
    Is anyone else here in between sizes? And if so, what did you do?
    Sorry if I'm stating the obvious here, but you do know that they are adjustable to a certain extent. The slot on the band where the catch snaps in allows for what looks to be slightly over an inch in adjustment (I don't have a ruler handy to measure the slot.
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    11-25-2014 12:10 AM
  11. joora's Avatar
    I was beween M and L, but I opted for the M, because I prefer to wear watches a bit more tightly. Don't regret the decision, as the heart monitoring works better if the Band is fixed in place. I try to alternate the hands every couple of hrs to let the skin breathing. Problem is that the size is perfect on the left hand, but a tight fit on the right, so the difference in wrist size between hands should also be taken into account when choosing the size.
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    11-25-2014 08:32 AM
  12. Skippy07's Avatar
    I was beween M and L, but I opted for the M, because I prefer to wear watches a bit more tightly. Don't regret the decision, as the heart monitoring works better if the Band is fixed in place. I try to alternate the hands every couple of hrs to let the skin breathing. Problem is that the size is perfect on the left hand, but a tight fit on the right, so the difference in wrist size between hands should also be taken into account when choosing the size.
    I went the same way, was between M and L and went with the M since I really don't like loose fitting watches and I believe, as you mentioned, the HR monitor would work better with the Band stationary.

    I don't switch between arms and after about three days, it became very comfortable. I don't regret going with the medium at all as I think I would have been unhappy with the large.

    -Skippy
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    11-25-2014 11:20 AM
  13. Paul Stasik's Avatar
    I'm comfortable with a Medium on its smallest, but a Small on its largest is too tight.

    I just need to make sure my wrists don't get any smaller, haha.
    11-26-2014 06:04 AM
  14. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I purchased mine based on the fit sheet online. The recommendation was if it's borderline, go with the next size up. When I got the large band I was always on the tightest setting and it occasionally got too loose and would move around. I got it exchanged (pure luck I got the replacement in time before stock ran out). I am smack on the middle setting on the medium band now. Guess it depends on overall shape of your wrist and I can see that neither large, nor medium may work for some.
    cheers
    11-26-2014 03:11 PM
  15. Richard Servello's Avatar
    How can you be between sizes? That means the medium, completely closed is too tight, and the large completely closed is loose? There's really no overlap? That seems odd. Maybe you tried a large and small.
    11-26-2014 03:13 PM
  16. astondg's Avatar
    I read a review on the Band recently where the guy measured the size of a large and a small at fully 'open' and fully 'closed' and the measurement of the large fully 'closed' was the same as the small fully 'open' so there seemed to be some overlap. Obviously you have tried them on and noticed a difference and I haven't even seen one in person so I have no idea but I thought I'd pass on the info anyway. I'll see if I can find the review link.

    EDIT: Reading other posts here there's plenty of people with this same issue so I don't know what that guy in the review was talking about. It seems the sizing is quite different between the small, medium & large.
    11-26-2014 04:43 PM
  17. DroidUser42's Avatar
    the guy measured the size
    I'd be curious as to what kind of measurement he took. Due to the fact that the band is rigid on 3 sides, that's not a simple question. I don't think circumference is the answer. For me the controlling aspect is the "height", but if your wrist is flatter, it could be width.

    That said, I have traded my medium for a large. What was mid-point on the medium is now all the way closed on the large.
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    11-26-2014 06:04 PM
  18. Derausgewanderte's Avatar
    I'd be curious as to what kind of measurement he took. Due to the fact that the band is rigid on 3 sides, that's not a simple question. I don't think circumference is the answer. For me the controlling aspect is the "height", but if your wrist is flatter, it could be width.

    That said, I have traded my medium for a large. What was mid-point on the medium is now all the way closed on the large.
    that is why MS Store lets you print out a sheet at 1:1 to measure the height of your wrist. Agreed that it's not a simple measure of circumference. The curvature at the straight part is different (I had both large and medium). People will have different gaps within the rigid parts and it all depends on the shape of your wrist as I mentioned above.
    11-27-2014 09:58 AM
  19. astondg's Avatar
    So maybe you guys can help me with sizing. My sister in law is in the US for a couple of days right now and was going to get me a medium size Band but they are sold out and the only one left is large. I've measured my wrist as best I can, taking multiple measurements, and came up with this.
    General Stats: 6'1" (186cm), 167lbs (76kg) & quite lean
    Wrist Height: 41mm to 45mm (that covers 2" from right at base of hand back towards elbow)
    Wrist Circumference: 174mm to 185mm (same 2" from base of hand back towards elbow)

    I plan to wear the Band with the screen on the inside of my wrist.

    Thanks.
    12-01-2014 01:44 AM
  20. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Wrist Height: 41mm to 45mm (that covers 2" from right at base of hand back towards elbow)
    The 41 puts you in medium territory. Large may work OK on the 45mm part.
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    12-01-2014 12:05 PM
  21. astondg's Avatar
    The 41 puts you in medium territory. Large may work OK on the 45mm part.
    Thanks. The 45mm is at the point where I wear my current watch so that might be ok. I guess if it doesn't fit I can probably sell it on ebay.
    12-01-2014 05:13 PM
  22. Darin Hamel's Avatar
    Mine is the same. Medium is too small and large is a little too big when it is the tightest. I am also losing weight so it is only going to get looser.
    12-01-2014 06:08 PM
  23. DroidUser42's Avatar
    I should have done this sooner. Measuring from the mid-point of the HR sensor to the back of the display, a Large ranges from 42 - 51mm. Keep in mind that doesn't leave any "squish" factor. Playing around at different points on my arm, I think 45 is probably about the minimum size for a Large band.
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    12-02-2014 01:42 AM

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