series 2 vs series 3

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by woozor1, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. woozor1 macrumors regular

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    Series 2 with its ceramic back is it worth picking up a used one over choosing the new series 3 wifi model?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I guess it depends if you want a new one or used one. Now that Series 3 has been announced, you likely can find a used Series 2 relatively inexpensive. And I do know that there are some discounts with Series 2 even new in the box.
     
  3. betabeta macrumors 6502a

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    Go for series 2 if you don't want cellular and want the ceramic back. My series 2 has been great, would never get the composite version on series 3. My original with composite back got scratches, my series 2 is like the day I got it.

    My series 2 is pretty fast, not sure what the series 3 without LTE will bring, I think the lack of a ceramic back is a negative.

    I assume you can save at least 100.
     
  4. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

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    I am sticking with my series 2 SS 42mm....makes no sense to get LTE especially when you only get 1 hour talk time and 3 hours LTE stand bye time and pay $10 dollars a month. To me having LTE is more of a fashion statement right now but hopefully in the future it will be better.
     
  5. rstark18 macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up a S2 the other day (my first Apple Watch) and was not wild about the Siri integration. I ordered a S3 gps and I’m going to compare. I did feel the S2 was a little slow. If there isn’t much difference I’ll return the S3. I think I will notice a difference but we’ll see.
     
  6. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    So outside of being able to make calls from your watch, there's very little to gain by going to 3 from 2.
     
  7. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    If LTE S3 proves to be a winner you can always order one later.
     
  8. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    Added a barometer as well.
     
  9. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    I am getting one mainly for the red dot on the crown
     
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

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    I'm also wondering what needs to be FASTER? The series 2 on OS3+ transitions are pretty quick and don't really need to be faster. maybe they upped the processor in order to enable live Siri
     
  11. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    BT and WiFi are faster and cpu is faster so everything is smoother and faster.
    Impatient people like me appreciate every little improvement in speed.
     

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