I bought a 1st generation apple watch in the dream version, but is the series 0? :( Help in choosing

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  1. Belusia3d, Sep 28, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017

    Belusia3d macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2017
    Hello dear friends. I finally bought my favorite Apple Watch, a 42mm version of stainless steel and crystal glass. I paid 229Euro, after receiving the watch, and typing the model on the apple page I learned that it is a series 0 and a series of 1.
    I concluded that my watch is series 0 Model A1554 MLLE2B / A.
    The processor is single core and not dual core :( Prices of 1 generation with better processor but aluminum version with ION glass is cost 270 Euro. I have a terrible dilemma, return watch?
    Do you leave yourself at the expense of a slower processor, but with stainless steel versions?
    Could it be better to add to the series 2?

    I will use the watch to write, receive calls, notifications, fitness and sports

    So for the basic version of s1 I would have to pay about 50 euros, and to the s2 version about 100 euros

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  2. Gontarek macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2015
  3. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Not worth it. I have the series 0 from launch and just upgraded to the 3. I stopped using the series 0 6 months after owning it. It's so slow and sluggish you spend more time waiting to do anything that it's quicker to just pull out your phone. The only thing it's good for I guess is to count steps, which it does terribly. It's also not water resistant, so wash your hands carefully when wearing it.

    Personally I'd return it, and get something else. Seriously anything else.
  4. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I wouldn't pick up a Series 0 at this point. The user experience (especially battery life) just leaves too much to be desired compared to Series 1/2 and Series 3.
  5. Neodym, Sep 28, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017

    Neodym macrumors 68000


    Jul 5, 2002
    As others said: Can't recommend a series 0 anymore. Slow, dark screen (in comparison), lower water resistance.

    I would go at least for S2, because S1 is merely more than S0 with a dual core CPU (so still low water resistance, screen still darker, only composite back ...).

    Seeing that prices for S2 are still comparably high, imho you should also consider going directly to S3: Notably faster still than the already significantly-quicker-than-S0 S2, Siri talking, new battery w/o wear and some other improvements (depending on LTE or non-LTE).
  6. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    No point in investing in a series 0 Return it and consider a series 1 or 2
  7. DdDr2 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2016
    I had a 0 and I really disliked it. Just bought a 3 and it’s a load of difference.
  8. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Honestly, when I went from a series 0 to a series 2 a month ago, the biggest speed bottleneck I noticed for both of them was when they had to retrieve data from the network. All the other things are a little snappier® on the Series 2, but the Series 0, especially as watchOS 3 matured, was always quick enough for me.

    If you want to keep it, keep it. It'll run watchOS 4 (and other users are saying it's doing well on 4.1 beta), and will serve you well enough while you wait for the Series 4 or 5 to come out.
  9. PeterRollback macrumors regular

    Mar 3, 2015
    Yea the series 0 is first generation. Series 1 is second generation along with Series 2.
  10. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    I didn’t think the Series 2 was much faster than the Series 0 in practice. Yeah, it had smoother animations but for any Apple app like messages, e-mail, or activity, it was about as quick as the Series 2. Where the Series 2 was better was with 3rd party apps that were not locally installed on the watch. And I swapped between Series 2 and 0 on a daily basis. I used a Series 2 during the day at the office and a Series 0 when I got home to run with.
  11. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Yup ^^^^^

    Think of the Series 1 as a first-generation "Series 0" with a faster processor. They're made in the same exterior case and with roughly the same layout of components.

    The Series 2 brought a more substantial change in internal construction, which is mostly carried over in the Series 3 models.
  12. jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2015
    i like the S0 and would not have upgraded to S3 LTE except the back of my S0 fell off. Apple is replacing and I will sell it on eBay. It was working fine on Watch OS 4.0.
  13. gjamesm42 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2017
    I just upgraded to a series 3 from a 0. Couldn’t wait to get rid of it. Series 0 are soooo slow. Drove me crazy.
  14. Gontarek macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2015
    thank you very much for help. I'm considering whether or not to buy the 2 series, only my budget will be the only version of aluminum. Is a terrible gulf in appearance? I know the aluminum version is lighter and has a brighter screen.
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Incorrect. The First Generation Apple Watch and Series 1 have has a water resistant rating of IPX7, which is protected against liquid immersion, up to a depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes.

  16. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    Owned my series 0 since it launched. It’s great. Occasionally wear it in the shower. Does everything I need.
  17. Belusia3d thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2017
    I do not know what to do :( The slower processor (but with better performance + sapphire glass) or to add 50$ to the aluminum series 1 or 100$ to the aluminum series 2. Waterproof and gps do not really need :)

    you are cool best forum you are very helpful !
  18. numbersyx macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2006
    Have pre-ordered a Series 3 as an upgrade to my Series 0. I went into the Apple Store yesterday to see if the differences in speed, as reported, were true and made a difference. They are and they did. I would return the watch and pay the extra money for the aluminium. It may be a downgrade in terms of material but you will not regret the speed which will have a huge impact on how and how much you use it.
  19. DaveyVigs macrumors regular


    Sep 28, 2016
    To each their own, but...
    I had a launch aluminum space gray series 0 I wore every day until a few weeks ago and I had zero scratches the case (i am sure there had to be some that were microscopic but I couldn’t see them up close). So my watch looked brand new other than a small scratch on the screen and a slight smudge that I was able to buff out a little. Compared to some SS models and their scratches I saw on eBay mine was in mint condition.

    I got a series 3 LTE and it is way faster than the series 0 and has a much better battery life. I stuck with aluminum again since mine held up very nicely for almost 2 and a half years. Though don’t get me wrong the SS cases are very beautiful. While I was very tempted for the space black version with both preorders, I was happy with my decision on aluminum.
  20. petsk macrumors 6502


    Oct 13, 2009
    I personally dislike the aluminum version, it feels and looks like a toy rather than a watch. But if you don't mind the aluminum, maybe you should exchange it, otherwise keep it.
  21. Belusia3d thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2017
    Just like I was in an apple store, these aluminum ones looked to me like toys. I do not know what they would look like with leather straps or bracelets .. I suspect it's weak.
    Steel I like very much like heavy watches.
    I watch Youtube videos with speed comparison and for me there is not such a chasm. GPS and waterproof does not need LTE in my country to fall off, siri we do not have in our native language so the only reasonable purchase for me is to add to the 1 series which is aluminum

    To the 2 series also convinces me a lighter screen, is that a big difference?
    So I think i will stop this watch, I hope I will not regret
  22. jhfenton macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2012
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    It's a matter of taste. I think the aluminum watches are perfect. Light, durable, attractive. I have a gold aluminum Series 2. The stainless ones are heavy and cheesy looking and pointlessly expensive. If you gave me a new stainless model, I'd sell it, buy an aluminum model, and pocket the difference.
  23. Belusia3d, Oct 2, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2017

    Belusia3d thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 28, 2017
    I decided to open the series 0.
    I love this watch, this is my best purchase since the iPhone :)

    Performance first class, aluminum looks in my opinion as a toy for children, this is massive heavy and nice
    Speed of operation enough, a long time to run, but watchos4 everything in my opinion works smoothly :)
    The only problem I noticed was the battery, After starting up, I used it 2 hours to install the application, etc and I already have 60% of the battery, or disable the automatic launch of the watch when lifting the wrist?

    Thanks ! :)
  24. bradbomb macrumors 6502


    Jan 7, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    FYI, there was never a Stainless Steel Series 1 Apple Watch. When the Series 1 was released side by side with Series 2, only the Series 2 came in SS. Same way with Series 3, all SS have LTE.

    SS came in Series 0, Series 2, & Series 3 w/LTE

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