Apple series

Tmiller728

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Is there any benefit to the newer apple watches??? I can get a series 1 for cheap and didn’t know if it was worth getting. Or should I save up for a newer series??

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tobefirst

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The series 1 doesn't have GPS, I don't think, so that would be the biggest factor to consider, if you're going to be using it for running/walking/cycling. Newer models will be faster, the newest model has a larger screen and is thinner...There are definitely benefits to the newer models, but you'd need to tell us how you plan on using it.
 

Tmiller728

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I would just wear it and maybe check messages on it instead of pulling phone out of pocket. I don’t want another monthly payment so cellular is a no. I don’t do fitness either lol.
 

MEJHarrison

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I don’t do fitness either lol.
Funny, but I bet lots of watch people didn't "do fitness" before their watch. I know I didn't. It was the watch that convinced me to up my fitness, not my fitness demanding a way to track itself. I just got the watch because it looked like it had the potential to be a fun gadget. It has far exceeded those expectations for me, as well as pointing out I could get off my lazy butt more often. It may well be my favorite Apple device.
 

Devyn89

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When the Apple Watch was announced I though it was a really stupid idea... then I got one and god I love it. I’m probably upgrading from series 2 to series 4 in a couple weeks as a birthday present to myself.
 

Ludatyk

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When the Apple Watch was announced I though it was a really stupid idea... then I got one and god I love it. I’m probably upgrading from series 2 to series 4 in a couple weeks as a birthday present to myself.
Upgraded from the S2 SS model and its definitely nice to have a bigger screen. If Apple announced a stainless steel model without cellular, I would prefer that.

But unfortunately, Apple only offers the stainless steel models with cellular capabilities. I decided to buy the model and I’m going to try it for free for a month or two and see if it’s worth it.
 

EdMan

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Funny, but I bet lots of watch people didn't "do fitness" before their watch. I know I didn't. It was the watch that convinced me to up my fitness, not my fitness demanding a way to track itself. I just got the watch because it looked like it had the potential to be a fun gadget. It has far exceeded those expectations for me, as well as pointing out I could get off my lazy butt more often. It may well be my favorite Apple device.
This x 1000!!!!! This watch has made me work out so much more consistently. I never had any idea it would make me pay this much attention to fitness.
 
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Relentless Power

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I would just wear it and maybe check messages on it instead of pulling phone out of pocket. I don’t want another monthly payment so cellular is a no. I don’t do fitness either lol.
Then I would say that you’re not a target for the latest Apple Watch, not when a Series 3, or even a Series 4 Apple Watch can accomplish the tasks that you’re looking for. FYI, even if you opt for the cellular model with the Apple Watch, you don’t have to activate it, you can simply use the watch as you normally would, if you decide to use Cellular at a later date, you can activate it then with your carrier.