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

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ssledoux, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    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


    Sep 29, 2014
    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


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    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

  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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


    Sep 16, 2006
    Down south
    Thank you! Now I just need to decide if I can get past that hideous red Digital Crown. ;-O

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