Apple Watch Series 2 vs 3

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MrGuder, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. MrGuder macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    Why does the Apple watch series 2 cost more than the series 3?

    Apple Refurb Store shows series 2 (GPS only)
    38mm cost $419.00
    42mm cost $469.00

    Brand new series 3 (GPS only)
    38mm cost $329.00
    42mm cost $359.00
  2. squirrrl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    The Series 2 ones are stainless steel versions and the Series 3 prices you show are for the aluminum

    Refurbished Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band

    Originally released September 2016
    S2 dual-core processor
    Built-in GPS
    Water resistant to 50 meters
    2x brighter second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch (1000 nits)
    Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Heart rate sensor
    Ambient light sensor

    Save $80.00
    16% off

  3. MrGuder thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 30, 2012
    I know nothing about the Apple watch but possibly considering one but what is the difference between the SS vs the aluminum, is one lighter in feel or is this all about durability, scratches, dents, etc.. That's a big difference in money.
  4. squirrrl macrumors 6502a


    Sep 11, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    you can easily compare the aluminum (lower cost) to the Stainless steel (higher cost) on the Apple website or in any number of threads in this forum. There's also an even more expensive Edition watch made from ceramic that is >$1000
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    What I would suggest, is visit a retailer or an Apple store, and get hands-on with the Apple Watch to see what you like. The aluminum model is fairly light and has a display similar to the iPhone. The stainless model has the sapphire display, which is highly scratch resistant, but weighs approximately 40% more than the aluminum model.

    The Most popular model is the aluminum, because the price point and availability.

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