AW3 Nike ($359) vs. AW4 Nike ($429) Which to choose?

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  1. dougiebaby macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    New member and about to be a new AW owner. Right now the major retailers have AW3 Nike 42mm at a considerable discount vs. 44mm AW4 Nike. I would be a casual AW user (time, fitness, and occasional checking of messages).

    Should I jump on the AW3 on sale or is it really worth the extra $170 for AW4 version?

    Thanks for your input!
     
  2. EdMan macrumors 6502

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    I was trying to decide the same thing a week or so ago and I got the AW4. But that's me. I like the latest and greatest and the bigger screen and new features were worth it to me. But then again I am a first time AW purchaser so I have no comparison. I'm sure those who own both may have a differing opinion but I guess one consideration would be how long you plan to keep the watch and do you plan to upgrade regularly. If you are going to keep it for a couple of years or longer I would pay more and get the newer processor, larger screen and upgraded features which will be a bit more future proof.
     
  3. jaybar macrumors 6502a

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    The AW4 has fall detection. Young people fall too. I think it’s worth it.
     
  4. CreepyAF macrumors regular

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    Is $429 - $359 really $170?
     
  5. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    I had the Nike AW3 and upgraded to the Nike AW4. I made the decision to upgrade because:

    -bigger screen.
    -more complications/watch faces
    -ECG functionality
    -upgraded heart rate sensor

    Speed would be included in that list and I believe Apple touts that on their website, however it’s not that much more faster than the AW3.
     
  6. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Being only a $70 difference, I would go with the Series 4 version.
     
  7. Cnasty macrumors 68030

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    S4 easily for a $70 difference.

    Faster, screen size, newest tech for resale if that interests you down the road.
     
  8. harriska2 macrumors 6502a

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    The 4 for $70 more - easily, and I’m fairly cheap with my 1 I got at $200.
     
  9. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    I'm confused. The prices in your title would be a $70 difference, but you say $170. Which is it? And where are you getting these prices? Regular pricing is S3 Nike: $279 (GPS) or $379 (cellular). S4 Nike: $399 (GPS) or $499 (cellular). So $120 normally.
     

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