How many are upgrading to series 3, and some questions...

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

    ssledoux

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    Curious how many are making the jump to series 3, and from what series you’re upgrading?

    I’m considering going ahead and upgrading to the series 3 because I think I’d really benefit from the cellular. I’m curious as to the weight difference in the series 3 aluminum versus the series 1 aluminum. I had a series 2 stainless and had to sell it - the heavier watch affects a nerve in my arm (I know it sounds weird, but it sends a shooting pain that feels like it’s on fire up my arm, and I wear it as loose as I can get away with).

    I’m trying to decide if the weight will be too much with the aluminum cellular version. I’d love a stainless but I know that’s out.
     
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    If there is a weight difference I can't imagine you would even notice it when comparing two sport versions. Stainless vs Aluminum, you did notice but two Aluminum models should feel the same.
     
  3. dave006 Contributor

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    Series 3
    • Aluminum case - 38mm
      • Case Weight (GPS): 26.7g
      • Case Weight (GPS + Cellular): 28.7g
    • Aluminum case - 42mm
      • Case Weight (GPS): 32.3g
      • Case Weight (GPS + Cellular): 34.9g
    For reference:
    • Stainless Steel case - 38mm
      • Case Weight: 42.4g

    • Stainless Steel case - 42mm
      • Case Weight: 52.8g
    Series 1

    38mm - Case Weight: 25g
    42mm - Case Weight: 30g

    Dave
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    If I recall correctly, the stainless model is actually 40% heavier over the aluminum model. But I found the aluminum model to be fairly light for my preference.
     
  5. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

    ssledoux

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    Thank you! Now I just need to decide if I can get past that hideous red Digital Crown. ;-O
     

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