Buy AW2 or wait for Apple Watch 3??

Buy now or wait for Apple Watch 3?


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CavemanMike

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It would be to replace a pebble watch which technically still works.

If the new watch is coming out in September, I will wait but what if it doesn't. Should I wait till October, then December, then March of 2018 then September of 2018?

So, buy now or wait: what would you do?

Please respond to my poll above:

Thanks,
Mike
 
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Relentless Power

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It would be to replace a pebble watch which technically still works.

If the new watch is coming out in September, I will wait but what if it doesn't. Should I wait till October, then December, then March of 2018 then September of 2018?

So, buy now or wait: what would you do?

Please respond to my poll above:

Thanks,
Mike
There has been very little information if a Series 3 is launching in September or not, let alone when Apple will release a new one being how unpredictable they are.

Series 1/2 is still a great Watch and I wouldn't hesitate purchasing one. Even if a Series 3 launches in September, it doesn't mean it will be drastically different over the Series 2.

I personally wouldn't worry about future releases and if you want the Series 1 or 2, take advantage of it. You won't be disappointed.
 

WalterTizzano

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I would definitely wait. Though there is no guarantee Apple will release a new model in September, Series 0, 1 and 2 can't do much. They're very limited in terms of power and capabilities and are frankly next to useless. I would definitely wait to see how Series 3 looks like, so just keep using your Pebble until then as the current apple watches can't do much more than it can do.
 
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Relentless Power

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I would definitely wait. Though there is no guarantee Apple will release a new model in September, Series 0, 1 and 2 can't do much. They're very limited in terms of power and capabilities and are frankly next to useless. I would definitely wait to see how Series 3 looks like, so just keep using your Pebble until then as the current apple watches can't do much more than it can do.
Your claim is completely false and frankly outright ridiculous. There is zero validity in what you posted and you couldn't be more wrong.
 

WalterTizzano

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Your claim is completely false and frankly outright ridiculous. There is zero validity in what you posted and you couldn't be more wrong.
Then we have different opinions on the matter, it's not the end of the world. I basically use my Apple watch just for checking the time and see how many calories I burn, any other feature is unusable because the device is too slow, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
 

Relentless Power

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Then we have different opinions on the matter, it's not the end of the world. I basically use my Apple watch just for checking the time and see how many calories I burn, any other feature is unusable because the device is too slow, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
You wouldn't recommend it to anyone, yet you own one. And It's NOT a matter of opinion. Because you clearly stated "The series 0, 1, 2, can't do much." That's false. Because it can and it has loads of capabilities. Just Because you don't utilize all the capabilities doesn't mean that "It can't do much." That's a sweeping generalization.

Furthermore, you stated it's next to "Useless. "Apple did not design the Apple Watch to be useless. It's far from being useless, if that's Your opinion, then why do you even own one?

And No, Pebble can't even touch the Apple Watch with terms of build quality, capabilities and overall support, which Pebble is no longer even supported with their software.
 

WalterTizzano

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You wouldn't recommend it to anyone, yet you own one. And It's NOT a matter of opinion. Because you clearly stated "The series 0, 1, 2, can't do much." That's false. Because it can and it has loads of capabilities. Just Because you don't utilize all the capabilities doesn't mean that "It can't do much." That's a sweeping generalization.

Furthermore, you stated it's next to "Useless. "Apple did not design the Apple Watch to be useless. It's far from being useless, if that's Your opinion, then why do you even own one?

And No, Pebble can't even touch the Apple Watch with terms of build quality, capabilities and overall support, which Pebble is no longer even supported with their software.
I own two (series 0 and series 2). I bought the first one because of the advertised functionalities, but I was disappointed because the lack of processing power made essentially impossible to use anything different than time reading and calories counting. It's not like I don't use the other stuff because I don't want to, it's because I can't without waiting endless seconds for doing the simplest thing.

I thought series 2 would be better, but sadly the improvement was only marginal. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, and your argument is very poor to say the least (that I can't say that because I own one myself -?!?- and that it can't be as I say because Apple say differently. Please… ).
 
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Relentless Power

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I thought series 2 would be better, but sadly the improvement was only marginal. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, and your argument is very poor to say the least (that I can't say that because I own one myself -?!?- and that it can't be as I say because Apple say differently. Please… ).
I'm not making an argument about the Apple Watch. I'm simply correcting the false equivalencies that you posted about the Apple Watch capabilities which differ from your disapproval of the Apple Watch. Two completely different things. But thanks for the discussion though.
 
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twinlight

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If you don't have an Apple Watch, jump in. Me personally have a first generation watch and I'm waiting for the next one. Current one is running fine for now.
 
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I sold my S0 and now tempted to go S2 but worried the S3 will appear in 6 weeks. That would be annoying actually.
 

CavemanMike

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Thanks everyone! My internal bias was to wait so the poll results attached to this thread validate what I wanted to do anyway :)
 

Neodym

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If you need/want it now, buy now! Poll results in a power-user forum are a poor "validation" imo.

Even if Apple would introduce an AW3 in a couple of weeks, that says nothing about availability or potential teething problems. Buy now, get used to the AW and enjoy it until a potential successor is actually on the shelfs. Then decide whether to wait for the one-but-next gen or whether to sell AW2 and get AW3.

Yes, you'll probably face some value loss doing the latter, but you already had a good time (pun not intended ;) while waiting. Especially coming from a Pebble :) (to me it was like night & day - and I switched "only" to a Series 0 back then ...).
 

wba1990

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I was going to wait but then the S1 was available for £199, so I grabbed it. Even if a S3 does come out I won't take that much of a hit on the S1. I'd wait till Sept if nothing grab the S1 unless you need the S2 features such as waterproofing for swimming with it
 

satchmo

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If you can buy a Series 2 cheap, get one. Otherwise, wait :)
Or wait and get a Series 2 for even cheaper! :)

I'm not sure if there is any correlation between seeing more Series 2 discounts and a new Apple watch 3 coming in the fall.

Given the re-sale value isn't so great, it does makes it difficult for someone needing one now.
If you can hold out, there's probably no harm in waiting 5-6 weeks. If it's 5-6 months, then buy now.
 

Relentless Power

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I have a SS S2 42mm arriving tomorrow, I also think the S3 will be next year.
This is my logic is well. I think the Series 2 Apple Watch offers so much potential with The added capabilities over the first generation/Series 1 Watch, and I predict to see Series 3 around the launch of WWDC with WatchOS 5 in June.
 
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CavemanMike

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Watch OS 5 in June at WWDC?? Isn't Watch OS 4 about to hit in Sept? If so, wouldn't that be the logical time to roll out hardware (after the beta test of OS4 has been completed with Apple Watch 2 users)?

(I really gotta do a better job of keeping up with all of this :)

-Mike
 

Dave245

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Watch OS 5 in June at WWDC?? Isn't Watch OS 4 about to hit in Sept? If so, wouldn't that be the logical time to roll out hardware (after the beta test of OS4 has been completed with Apple Watch 2 users)?

(I really gotta do a better job of keeping up with all of this :)

-Mike
Personally I think we could see the Apple Watch 3 at a September event! From rumours its going to focus on battery like and performance. I hope we do see a new Apple Watch otherwise I've held off on updating to the Cermaic Edition for no reason
 

satchmo

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Personally I think we could see the Apple Watch 3 at a September event! From rumours its going to focus on battery like and performance. I hope we do see a new Apple Watch otherwise I've held off on updating to the Cermaic Edition for no reason
I think Apple Watch 3 announced in September with availability in October is very likely.

There's nothing like a new product to spur on sales for the holiday season.
 
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wba1990

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... and such as longer battery, brighter screen, GPS, ceramic back ...
Not seen anything that proves you get such a longer battery from when I was comparing the S1 and S2,. Either way you will need to charge it most nights regardless of which watch you get, though I have got 2 days out of mine on the occasions I have forgot to charge it.