AW S1 vs. AW S2

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by grantew1, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. grantew1 macrumors newbie

    grantew1

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    #1
    If you don't care about the water resistant and built in GPS, there's really no point in getting the AW2?

    I preordered it but thinking the AW S1 would be a better option for me.

    I'm not going to be doing any swimming with it, just basic workouts, still it survive sweat and what not?
     
  2. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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  3. grantew1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    grantew1

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    It sucks because I'm going to miss out on the Best Buy $50.00 credit I got for them missing the deadline.
     
  4. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    I think that credit is yours to keep either way. I ordered a watch from Apple and Best Buy on pre order day and got the credit from Best Buy when they failed to deliver. I bought a $50 iTunes card with mine and then cancelled my back ordered watch because the one I had ordered from Apple shipped.
     
  5. BrettDS macrumors 65816

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    I just upgraded to the series 2 and really the bigger battery doesn't mean anything to me. In fact, frankly, I'd be happier with a smaller battery and a thinner watch.

    My S0 watch had no problem getting through the day with 20-30% left and my new S2 watch has 50-60% left at the end of the day. But I still have to charge it every night because there is no way that it will make it through the night and another day with the power it has left. If I have to charge every night anyway then I'd be happier ending the day with 20% and having a thinner and lighter watch.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Your correct. If the GPS, water resistance and improved screen brightness is not for you, then Series 1 would be a great fit. It's unfortunate Apple only made the Stainless model in Series 2 and not Series 1. Which is another full $600.00. I prefer the Stainless over the aluminum.
     
  7. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    May make a difference for some, but I see your point.
     
  8. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    Might be placebo effect, but ApplePay seems to be much more reliable on my S2 Sport than it ever was on my S0 SS.
     

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