Anyone move from a Series 2 to a Series 3?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by PCtoMAC1, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502

    PCtoMAC1

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    Hey everyone: I have a 42mm SS and I’m thinking about upgrading to a Series 3.

    Thoughts? I’m somewhat new to the watch world (only 1 year in) and I would like to get the most bang for my buck.

    Thanks!
     
  2. PieTunes Contributor

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    I moved to a Series 3 from a 2 and have to say I’m extremely happy. My main motivation was the cellular capabilities, as I would prefer to leave my iPhone 7 Plus at home when I go work out at the gym or head out on a run. The watch is noticeably speedier and more responsive than the 2, seemingly faster than when I went from the original Sport to a 2 last year. And combined with great battery life and continued seamless integration with my AirPods, and I’m very glad I upgraded.
     
  3. PCtoMAC1 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! May I ask if you sold your S2? If so, how?
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Me. When Apple accept pre-order in my country. :)

    The reason is obvious. LTE for running.
     
  5. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I upgraded from S2 to S3. Like others, I mostly did it for the LTE. I'm a runner and hate having to carry my phone around to listen to music etc and now I don't have to. I sold my S2 on Ebay to help pay for it
     
  6. PieTunes Contributor

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    I have not sold it yet. My typical behavior when I get a hardware upgrade is to hold onto the previous at least until the 14 day return window is closed, just in case something unfortunate or unforeseen happens. Then I clean up the item and package it up in its original materials.

    Here in San Diego there is a local specialty store called Quality Macs with stellar service and amazing employees. They buy used Mac and Apple hardware for resale and pay out relatively decent for it. I usually take my stuff to them because I don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling something private party. Outside of going there, I ask friends and family if anyone would be interested in my stuff and would sell it to them.
     
  7. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in San Diego. What model/color AW and what do you want for it?
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    A Majority use Swappa to sell their used Apple Watches online. Of course there Is eBay and you could also use the marketplace forum on Macrumors.
     
  9. smile1fish macrumors member

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    I had the original watch 38mm. Sold it a year later on ebay for 220.00 plus Priority Mail shipping cost. Bought the series 2 last October in 42mm ( I am a woman but wanted the larger face) Just sold it on ebay for 250.00 plus Priority Mail shipping cost. I had all original boxes. Very easy to sell on ebay.

    I now have the 42mm series 3 LTE. I must say that I didn’t love the new copper gold color when I got it. Both my other watches were gold and had the more traditional yellow gold color. That being said, I traded out the pink band that came with it, with a cream color band I bought on ebay, and I’m ok with the copper gold color now, but still not in love with it. So I would suggest looking at the watches in person first. ( I didn’t do that and assumed the gold was the same as it’s always been.)

    I love the watch though!!! Siri is totally AWESOME!!! You can ask it to pull things up on the watch. There is a Siri watch face that is super cool also, just basically tap the Siri button on the watch face. It is also a lot more responsive than the series 2.

    I am having a problem activating the LTE with ATT, but hopefully that will be resolved soon.

    I would say go for it :) !
     
  10. satchmo macrumors 68020

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    You didn't have to with an S2...unless you're talking about streaming.
     
  11. gsucyclist, Sep 27, 2017
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    gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    Yes I know, I run and cycle so I like to have my phone with me in case somebody needs to reach me with emergency, etc and I do stream music. Really the only reasons I took my phone with me. Also the S3 is noticeably faster for me and Siri is actually usable. Looking forward to next month where I can stream music from Apple Music
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    That sounds like what I did. I just sold my s2 on Ebay for $230
     
  12. rnangie macrumors member

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    I gave my husband a hint about wanting the ss AW 3. Ive only had aluminum. If it's not under the tree on 12/25 I'm going to buy one for myself. Looking forward to using it on runs and when I'm on call (if I forget my phone- which is rare)
     

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