From Sport to SS

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bothfly737, May 11, 2015.

  1. bothfly737 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    I have had the Space Grey Sport since April 24th, love it.
    But I'm tempted to sell it and buy the SS model.
    I am a pretty casual guy and the Sport is fine for me everyday, but I do somewhat prefer the upscale look of the SS.
    Anyway anyone switch from the Sport to the SS?
  2. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2015
    I own the stainless steel from the start, and I can tell it looks good. Better band options and sapphire crystal to protect from scratches. Even though sapphire is more shatter prone, the likelihood of dropping a device strapped to your wrist is so small you're better of with scratchproof, rather than shatter resistant.
  3. wepiii macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012

    I made the same switch. Sometimes I'm glad I did, sometimes I regret it.
  4. grenhall macrumors regular

    Feb 6, 2011
    Why the regret?
  5. DannyBres macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2007
    I wouldn't bother for the original watch.

    Im gonna go for SS for the second or third watch. If the iPod, iPhone and iPad evolution is to be followed there will be considerable hardware advances over the next fre iterations.
  6. iaum macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2015
    Me too, I have changed from Apple Watch Sport to Apple Watch(SS) last week. Look great!

  7. hishat macrumors regular


    Oct 14, 2007
    United Kingdom
    i suspect the hardware in the AW is very superior to that available in the iPad 1 from the iPad 2.

    I genuinely believe the AW 1st Gen is at least more than capable of lasting 2 years.
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G4


    Jun 12, 2012
    no doubt the SS looks better. If that is what you want, go for it!
  9. PLamarine macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2009
    Central MA
    I too upgraded from Sport to SS and glad I did.
  10. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    I've gone from SG sport to SS as well after a week, no regrets, loving the SS.
  11. SarZ macrumors regular


    Mar 11, 2008
    If the apple watch is your everyday watch then go with SS
    The sports does look like a toy watch but great for wearing for fitness
  12. hallidc macrumors 6502


    Sep 26, 2013
    I'm contemplating the switch as well. Two things are holding me back; the first being that this is the first gen AW, and second being the price. The Sport performs like the other models. The only difference is the material build.

    I've read many users state that the SS is amazing because it won't scratch as easily. The screen does have the sapphire glass which will make it less likely to scratch, but the casing will scratch with normal wear and tear.

    IMO I would stick with the Sport model until the next gen AW is released - that is my 2 cents.
  13. ATS macrumors regular


    May 7, 2015
    North Carolina
    After reading the reviews I upgraded as well. I'm still waiting on my watch though.
  14. JSRockit macrumors 6502a


    Aug 24, 2002
    I have a SS version and I love it. However, I also like the Space Grey Sport, so I think I'll wait for them to come down on the use market and pick one up as well. Apple got me... :eek:
  15. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    Thanks guys.
    I Preordered thinking it was a First Gen Product and I went cheap, I usually don't go the route with Apple.
    After seeing the watch in person even my Wife wanted the SS model, but we got the Sports.
    We workout everyday so the Sport is a good fit, but I like the look of the SS so I'm selling mine today on CL for $600, $200 over list then I found a SS Classic Buckle so the swap out will cost be just want Apple wants, $200. Sure I could wait and order again from Apple, but don't want to wait until July.
  16. mrboba1 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2015
    Raleigh, NC
    I will definitely keep the Sport for this life cycle, and whenever I get a new one, I will go SS. And if it is after I have paid off my cars, it will have the link bracelet ;)
  17. Trigeeks macrumors member


    Nov 18, 2010
    I sold the sport for 600, 38mm, and bought the SS. I love both but I use for everyday and the SS is it for me. I also run everyday with it and the SS is fine.:D
  18. DJLAXL macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2014
    42mm SG sold, bought a white 38mm Sport, then traded up for a 38mm SS. Love the SS much more than the Sport for the looks alone. Goes with everything. Wore it out this weekend in Vegas, wore it to the pool in the day, wore it out to the pool at XS on Sunday Nightswim with Skrillex, and wore it everywhere else. Tons of compliments, people were shocked I had it in the pool lol. I wanted to stay sport for this gen, but for the prices and deals I've made I've out of pocketed less for a SS after selling the others for profits. Just waiting for more band options personally.
  19. brainchow, May 12, 2015
    Last edited: May 12, 2015

    brainchow macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    I'm actually looking to go the other way... SS looks nice but I can't justify that big of a price gap.
    (If anyone in the Boston area has a 38mm Sport and is looking for a 38mm SS BSB, let me know.)
  20. djransom macrumors 68040


    May 14, 2008
    I'm sitting here pondering this move myself as well. It's either find someone to swap with or return it and order the sport and wait.
  21. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2015
    I'll be in Boston briefly at the airport, getting ready for an international flight. How much are you asking?
  22. brainchow macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2015
    Unfortunately I just set something up on CL, but I'll let you know if anything changes.
  23. bothfly737 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2014
    So I just flipped my Sport for a SS and I have to agree that the SS is a nicer watch overall.
    Don't get me wrong the SG is very cool but the SS seems to pop more.
    Can't go wrong with either one, but I'm glad I decided to switch.
  24. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2015
    Excellent. Now we need to convince you to flip the SS model for the Sport, or even better, the Edition. XD
  25. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    Did the same thing. I convinced myself that SG sport was the way to go for a 1.0 product. Tried the thing and immediately went to SS.

    SG is nice but SS is very nice. And it's a fashion accessory so you want to feel it dresses you up a little.

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