1096bimu

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upgraded to the iPhone X when it came out, from Galaxy S7 Edge. I also had a Gear S2 classic watch, it worked for iPhone but like crap so I sold it as well.

The gear s2 looks ok but I started to feel the round screen isn’t a great idea, text just looks really bad on a round screen. Plus the software isn’t nearly as good as on the Apple Watch, plus swapping bands is more difficult than swapping tires on my car.

But Apple Watch is pretty damn expensive, I would like a steel version but that only comes with the cellular variant which I don’t need and is $1000 in Canada here, about as much as an iPhone 8 256GB.

I am lucky to have found a refurbished steel Watch 2 on the Apple store for my area for about $500. I think it will be a great deal, I mean specs isn’t that important for a Watch, the better materials should be what counts the most.

Series 3 has altimeter which I couldn’t care less about. I just want good looking Watch with notification and time. I believe the steel version series 2 also has the ceramic back like the steel version series 3 right?
 
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nieks

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To answer your question "Should I buy it?" by looking at your post:

"I am lucky to have found..."
"I think it will be a great deal"
"I just want good looking Watch"

Then the answer is yes. Instant buy.

To answer question #2: Yes, ceramic back, sapphire front, stainless steel case.
As an extra response: I have the series 2 Stainless Steel, still the best watch I have ever bought, hands down.
 

Jayjew

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upgraded to the iPhone X when it came out, from Galaxy S7 Edge. I also had a Gear S2 classic watch, it worked for iPhone but like crap so I sold it as well.

The gear s2 looks ok but I started to feel the round screen isn’t a great idea, text just looks really bad on a round screen. Plus the software isn’t nearly as good as on the Apple Watch, plus swapping bands is more difficult than swapping tires on my car.

But Apple Watch is pretty damn expensive, I would like a steel version but that only comes with the cellular variant which I don’t need and is $1000 in Canada here, about as much as an iPhone 8 256GB.

I am lucky to have found a refurbished steel Watch 2 on the Apple store for my area for about $500. I think it will be a great deal, I mean specs isn’t that important for a Watch, the better materials should be what counts the most.

Series 3 has altimeter which I couldn’t care less about. I just want good looking Watch with notification and time. I believe the steel version series 2 also has the ceramic back like the steel version series 3 right?
I bought a stainless series 2 about 5 days ago because I cant stand the red dot. The Galaxy Gear wont do nearly as much as your apple watch because its not made for the iPhone. I also think the apple watch is much more customizable by all the bands and options for faces. I'd go with a series 2.
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I bought a stainless series 2 about 5 days ago because I cant stand the red dot. The Galaxy Gear wont do nearly as much as your apple watch because its not made for the iPhone. I also think the apple watch is much more customizable by all the bands and options for faces. I'd go with a series 2.


Check BestBuy too.
 

Relentless Power

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upgraded to the iPhone X when it came out, from Galaxy S7 Edge. I also had a Gear S2 classic watch, it worked for iPhone but like crap so I sold it as well.

The gear s2 looks ok but I started to feel the round screen isn’t a great idea, text just looks really bad on a round screen. Plus the software isn’t nearly as good as on the Apple Watch, plus swapping bands is more difficult than swapping tires on my car.

But Apple Watch is pretty damn expensive, I would like a steel version but that only comes with the cellular variant which I don’t need and is $1000 in Canada here, about as much as an iPhone 8 256GB.

I am lucky to have found a refurbished steel Watch 2 on the Apple store for my area for about $500. I think it will be a great deal, I mean specs isn’t that important for a Watch, the better materials should be what counts the most.

Series 3 has altimeter which I couldn’t care less about. I just want good looking Watch with notification and time. I believe the steel version series 2 also has the ceramic back like the steel version series 3 right?

Just for reference, your thread actually should be classified under the Apple Watch forum. You would get more feedback from others in there, as this is an iPhone accessory forum.

But my advice is to consider the Series 2. It's primarily the same thing as the Series 3, with the exception of LTE, audible Siri, faster dual core processor and larger storage option for music.

Series 2 Apple Watch is fully loaded and will easily see two more years of watchOS updates. Right now would be the time to purchase one, because they are heavily on sale due to the holidays and retailers are liquidating older stock.
 

mackie8

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Im also thinking getting the series 2 i found a sealed SS model sealed still have warranty...
I really want an SS model s3 but not avail here in my location....

It will be my first apple watch


Do u think its still a good deal?


Its selling at SGD420
 
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Relentless Power

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Im also thinking getting the series 2 i found a sealed SS model sealed still have warranty...
I really want an SS model s3 but not avail here in my location....

It will be my first apple watch


Do u think its still a good deal?


Its selling at SGD420

The Series 2 Apple Watch is still a lot of what the Series 3 Apple Watch is. It Has almost all the same capabilities and features as the Series 3, with the exception of LTE, audible Siri and the faster dual core processor.

If you found a decent sale price on the Series 2, I would still take advantage of it, as it is still a very capable Apple Watch.
 

1096bimu

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I got the watch, it came with a small scratch on the back side of the steel case. Doesn’t bother me that much since such a finish will eventually scratch anyway, but I am bothered how it didn’t come pre charged, I still can’t turn it on until I get home later in the evening.
 

mackie8

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Can i use apple music or spotify on apple watch s2? I need to browse on my playlist or control music... Can i do that with the series 2?
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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I got the watch, it came with a small scratch on the back side of the steel case. Doesn’t bother me that much since such a finish will eventually scratch anyway, but I am bothered how it didn’t come pre charged, I still can’t turn it on until I get home later in the evening.

If you purchased a Series 2 Apple Watch, it likely sat in a warehouse for quite some time, being an Apple doesn't manufacture those anymore, that is why you have a depleted battery. Lithium ion batteries will naturally deplete overtime if they are not regularly charged.
 

nieks

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Apr 7, 2016
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Can i use apple music or spotify on apple watch s2? I need to browse on my playlist or control music... Can i do that with the series 2?

Yes, but with limitations. You can play synced playlists, but you can't stream music from Apple Music. With an S2, the music needs to be stored on the watch. Only the S3 can stream through 4G/LTE and Wifi.
 
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