series 2 vs series 3

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

  1. woozor1 macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2015
    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

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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

    Jun 28, 2013
    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

    Feb 27, 2016
    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

    Sep 18, 2009
    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


    Jun 4, 2008
    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


    Oct 28, 2011
    If LTE S3 proves to be a winner you can always order one later.
  8. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2011
    Added a barometer as well.
  9. edhchoe macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    I am getting one mainly for the red dot on the crown
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2005
    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


    Oct 28, 2011
    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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