Selling my S1, Upgrading to S2

Hoosier317

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I should have gone for the S2 in the first place. I need the swim functions. I've got about 22 hours left on my eBay auction. I didn't set a reserve and it looks like someone is going to walk away with a steal haha.

Anyway, on to my question. I will be able to use my S1 back up on the new S2, correct? I can do a new setup, but it would be nice if I can use that backup. I'm just not sure if they are interchangeable between Series 1 and 2. Thank you!

 
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timm1027

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I went from the first generation Watch (pre Series 1!) to Series 2 recently and it was well worth it.

From what I recall when setting up my new S2, the old-model backup was indeed an option. I decided to start from scratch though, as there isn’t too much to lose or to set up again.
 
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Lancetx

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Yes, your backup will work fine whether you are going from a S0 or S1 to a S2 or vice versa. Just don't forget to Unpair your S1 from your iPhone first so that you have a fresh backup to restore from on your new watch.
 
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Hoosier317

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Thank you everyone!
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One note of caution: if your new S2 is Nike watch then don't restore from backup. You'll lose Nike watch face.
Thanks. I am considering the Nike one. It's the same price and I can't think of any reason not to get it over the standard S2.
 

Hoosier317

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I went from the first generation Watch (pre Series 1!) to Series 2 recently and it was well worth it.

From what I recall when setting up my new S2, the old-model backup was indeed an option. I decided to start from scratch though, as there isn’t too much to lose or to set up again.
Thanks!
 

JSPerry

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How did your eBay auction fare? Any last minute bidding to make your take better?
Enjoy your new S2!