ARWatch Cutout

Still baffled about how the Apple Watch will actually look on your wrist? There’s a new app that provides what is arguably the best look yet (outside of trying on a real Apple Watch). The app, called ARWatch, uses augmented reality to simulate the presence of an Apple Watch on your wrist.

You can install ARWatch using this link from your iPhone. Keep in mind that this app is not from the App Store, so you’ll be asked to trust the developer before you can actually use the app. I tried it on my test device, and experienced no issues, but since it’s not from the official App Store, we can’t outright recommend that you use it.

Once you download the app, print this PDF, and cutout the watch face with the little alien logo. I used a piece of double-sided tape to stick the paper watch face on my wrist, and that worked fairly well. Note, that if you’re having problems downloading the ARWatch app, you can use the QR code found on the printout to do so as well.

ARWatch Screen

Now it’s just a matter of launching the ARWatch app, and focusing it on your wrist. Once it recognizes the cutout, you’ll see a 3D model of the Apple Watch Sport appear on your wrist.

You can switch colors of the bands by tapping on the Watch. You can cycle through the pink, black, green, white, and blue bands featured in the Apple Watch Sport lineup.

While nothing will replace being able to try an Apple Watch on in person, this is probably your best option until April 10th rolls around. Have you tried ARWatch yet? If so, what did you think?


  • diggitydang

    That seems really desperate!!! Although I did do the cutout of the 6+ to see how big it really was before it was launched… is that the same thing???

    • James G

      It be pretty handy if it offered a toggle from 38mm to 42mm.

      I did the printout thing too before getting my 6.

      • zionita

        It does.

  • Christophe

    Why can we install this app but not gba4ios?

    • I might be wrong but I believe apps distributed outside of the AppStore generally require a jailbroken device or to be distributed using a profile. If you go the profile route you need a valid paid for Apple Developer account and users need install the profile along with the app. However Apple can revoke this profile thus preventing installation of the app.

      • Andrew

        Yup, pretty much

      • GustaMusta

        I’m Curious, i don’t have a jailbroken device, and i didn’t install any profile. But app installed on my iPhone 4s. How is it possible?

  • sNick

    So Jeff, you go with the pink band? 😀

  • Merman123

    Pretty neat. Is that the 42 or 38 mm.

    • Ethan Humphrey

      I measured it. The slip is 41mm and the render goes a little over so it’s prob the 42mm.

      • Ah, why didn’t I think of that 😛 Good info. Thanks.

      • Ethan Humphrey

        Another thing I noticed: If you hold your finger on the screen, it will take a picture and save it.

  • Jamessmooth

    This is really cool!

  • John Brunckhorst

    hmm I can’t get the link to open

  • Andrew Breyen

    Is anyone having issues with the PDF file? I just get a grey screen on my iPad air 2

    • Their servers may be getting hammered. I’ll try to rehost it.

      • Andrew Breyen


  • Ethan Humphrey

    This is perfect for people who don’t live near an Apple Store (I.e. Bermuda). Sadly, I leave the U.S. the day that you can try them on ;(

  • Chris Coleman

    Just opened the pdf on my iPad, works pretty well and gives me an idea of the colours I think I’ll be going for. Thanks for the heads up Jeff

  • Chris Coleman

    Does someone have a way to get the image onto a pebble watch? Enabling me to have the image at hand to show customers etc. I work in the mobile phone industry so it would benefit people to see the apple watch in a more realistic way. Thanks in advance

    • Andrew

      Don’t think the image would be big enough. I could try to turn it into a watch face for you tomorrow, if I have time, if you’d like.

    • Andrew

      Well I went ahead and did it anyway, just because. Doesn’t work the best though… The QR code is to download the watch face.

      • Chris Coleman

        That was quick 🙂 I see what you mean about the image not being big enough. It does serve the purpose for what I need though so thank you, it’s much appreciated

  • Noscirey

    I can’t download and install the app, I tried 3 times and always gives me error when installing, Help me!!! I have a iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1.2

    • Harsh Sac

      Same here
      It says, “Unable to Download” even when the download bar seems to be complete…

  • Andres

    Wish you could see both sizes and all bands

  • Chris Longden

    Looks good to me! 😀

  • Looks good to me! A bit of fun at the least 🙂

  • TheBoi23

    How to get app? Looked in app store and cydia cant find it???

    • TheBoi23

      I found it lol

  • MZ

    Why this thing can’t download in my iPhone ? Any other resources ? Non jailbroken.