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Tooelejord

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I recently cracked the screen of my S3, is it worth upgrading to a S6 or SE now or wait 3 months for the S7?
 

Greenmeenie

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I went ahead and bought the series 6 instead of waiting for the 7. Not only because rumor has it that the update is gonna be meh....but i plan to do a lot pf physical training this Summer and needed one now. i have to say, I love the series 6. ??
 
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robotica

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If it’s still usable I would wait. Not worth getting glass in your fingers though. Maybe a screen protector would help?
 

Tooelejord

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Well, the screen no longer is responsive, so only the side buttons work
 

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shakopeemn

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I recently cracked the screen of my S3, is it worth upgrading to a S6 or SE now or wait 3 months for the S7?
Don't put off, unless budget issue. Do it now with the sales at Amazon, BB, Target, Walmart this week. I noticed series 3 to 5 was a big step.
 

jz0309

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Well, the screen no longer is responsive, so only the side buttons work
So it’s not really usable anymore, well, it would not be usable for me but your usage might be different.
Lots of sales going on right now so I’d get a new one, which one depends on you usage though, plenty of threads here to check out
 

Expos of 1969

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Don't put off, unless budget issue. Do it now with the sales at Amazon, BB, Target, Walmart this week. I noticed series 3 to 5 was a big step.
It is likely the fellow is not living in the US. All these merchants and sales are pretty much non-existent in most countries.
 

robotica

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If it were me, i would probobly still wear it for the fitness tracking only and hold out for the series 7. Thats just me though, I am still working from home so I can have my phone out at any time. Would have to think about it if I was back in the office. You should still be able to read longer texts using the dial if they are set to auto display. Like others are saying, the watches out now are great. I just think you get better value out of it if you wait.
 

NoBoMac

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It is likely the fellow is not living in the US. All these merchants and sales are pretty much non-existent in most countries.

Or maybe they are in the States: per the watch image, might be in Utah. So if that's the case, I'd probably pull the trigger on a 6, due to the mentioned sales going on right now and not much more than the SE. And as @Greenmeenie said, the 7 might be a meh update.

I killed my 3 back in early May, went with SE as ECG and VO2 reading was not important to me, hence not wanting to pay the mark-up. If today with current sales, would have got the 6.
 

shady16

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ive heard the series 7 is going to be a body redesign going to flat edges like the iphone 12 line up
 

Tooelejord

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Jun 21, 2021
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Can you tell us how your cracked it? Did it fell on the floor? I accidentally hit my watch a few times, but so far so good.
I don’t actually know how it cracked. I must’ve hit it hard enough against a brick wall. I looked down at when I was in Costco and it was broken. My guess is that I brushed up too hard next to the masonry wall outside of Costco and that did it in.
 

acblue94

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I went ahead and bought the series 6 instead of waiting for the 7. Not only because rumor has it that the update is gonna be meh....but i plan to do a lot pf physical training this Summer and needed one now. i have to say, I love the series 6. ??
Nice way to justify not waiting. But the watch 7 with a new redesign and faster is meh for you then what is a worth an upgrade.
 
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