For a non-LTE user what's the difference between the Series 2 & Series 3?

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  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I'm considering picking up a series 2 from Best Buy since they are on sale for $329.99. Is there any reason to get the Series 3 non-LTE over the series 2? Seems like they are basically the same sans the upgraded processor - coming from a series 1.
     
  2. profets macrumors 601

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    Given that it's non-LTE I assume you're looking at the aluminum options?

    Series 3:
    -barometric altimeter (tracking elevation)
    -faster CPU
    -Siri speaks

    Series 2:
    -ceramic back (as opposed to composite/plastic back)
     
  3. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yes, Looking at aluminum options. Bummed that the only SS on series 3 is the cellular models.
     
  4. profets macrumors 601

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    Well, if you're considering Series 2, maybe there's a chance to find a SS version around still?
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Another difference with the Series 3 has the W-2 chip. Also, you can still purchase the Series 3 in stainless, but you don't have to activate the LTE if you don't want to. It's not mandatory.
     
  6. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just found a SS series 2 at a local target. So now the question becomes SS series 2 or aluminum space gray series 2 or 3... o_O
     
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    $329 for AW2 vs $359 for non-LTE AW3.

    I'd spend the $30 for the upgraded processor and barometric altimeter difference.
     
  8. KrisLord macrumors 68000

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    Are you coming from a series 0 or series 1?

    The series 1 already has the same CPU as the series 2 so you’d only be getting GPS, brighter screen and better waterproofing.
     
  9. rockitdog thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The brighter screen and waterproofing is enough for me! Just want to know if what series 3 brings is worth the extra cash!
     

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