Should I cancel my LTE watch order and just get GPS?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Jacoblee23, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Jacoblee23 macrumors 65816

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    To you LTE owners, how much have you used it so far? I can walk in to Best Buy right now and get a series 3 gps. My scheduled ship date with Verizon is by 10/11, but who is to say they won't delay it? I currently have a series 2 that I will be giving to my wife. My phone is constantly with me, so I am wondering just how much I would even use it to justify the $10 extra dollars per month plus $80. Decisions, decisions.
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68040

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    Tbh if you're doubting it just don't. Tbh I would just get the series 3 without LTE because my phone would be with me all the time. The only time I would use the LTE would be the few times my phone is dead.
     
  3. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    I have used I a few times. While it's not necessary for sure, it gives some peace of mind in case I forgot my phone at home or don't want/need the phone with me for various reasons. I have to admit that I am on a multi-sim plan already, so no additional cost except the one-off on purchase.

    Additional cost vs. GPS-only is okay, considering the other perks (such as e.g. ceramic back, bigger storage and perhaps other still-to-be-discovered features).
     
  4. matthew23 macrumors 6502

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    Honesty I’ve had the LTE version for a week now and haven’t used it once.
     
  5. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I haven't used it but i'd rather have it and not need it. I will activate if I ever need it and the other pluses like mentioned bellow are worth the extra.

    Plus I wanted the red dot as I like it.

     
  6. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    I have the LTE model and haven't activated it. It's there in the event I want to use it, but I bought the LTE model for the ceramic back and additional storage space. If it's gonna last me another couple years, might as well get the nicer version.
     
  7. numbersyx macrumors 65816

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    If you're getting it for the LTE keep it, if not, cancel and get the Sport. If you're getting the LTE because you want the SS, you have no real choice.
     
  8. sketdansuu macrumors member

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    I haven’t used it much, I’m waiting for the Apple Music update to evaluate keeping the LTE service.
     
  9. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have an aluminum LTE on order. So that doesn't factor into it.
     
  10. wittyphrase macrumors regular

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    I think it’s kind of missing the point when I keep seeing people say you don’t need the LTE version because you always have your phone with you. Up unti now there hasn’t been much choice. Of course you have the phone with you. The watch with LTE gives you that choice. For the past week I’ve taken every opportunity to ditch my phones and it’s been great.
     
  11. madgalaxy macrumors regular

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    This! Date night last night with my wife and it was quite liberating. Although I did keep feeling my pocket and wondering if I forgot my phone somewhere! It is a keeper for sure.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    And I think it's a great idea that most carriers are offering a 90 day trial with LTE. Because I think a lot of users have not experienced LTE on a smart watch, and they don't know if they're going to be able to appreciate its independence away from the i iPhone. So someone had the option of canceling.
     
  13. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

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    I've used LTE a number of times (I stopped bringing my phone to the gym), and it definitely comes in handy. The LTE watch also has twice the storage, no cap on the amount of music you can store on the watch, and the ability to stream Apple Music. Seems like a no brainer to me for an extra $70.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I got the LTE for the stainless and more durable screen. Have no intentions of using the LTE as I have to carry my phone all the time. The AW3 is pretty nice.
     
  15. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I bought the LTE Sport but haven't even set up LTE, it wasn't that much more cost and it's there if i ever want to use it.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    I pre-ordered the LTE Nike watch but then cancelled the order as I didn't think it was worth the expense
     
  17. Leica Dad Suspended

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    I’m thinking about the same thing too. I got the LTE one so I can go on my morning workout and swimming without my phone. But so far I’m getting very unstable reception on my walk, and pretty much zero reception at the pool...
     
  18. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    Cancel it and save $70 and get one today and start enjoying life. Stop worrying about it.
     
  19. Jacoblee23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I found a LTE Space Gray/Black 42 sport on target’s website late last night. It sold out within seconds. I got free express shipping with delivery on Tuesday. Hoping my order doesn’t get cancelled.
     
  20. dolphin2421 macrumors regular

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    I use LTE daily & it’s the reason I upgraded. I’m an equestrian & can ride my horse without carrying my 7+, while still able to communicate. It’s been great for cycling & gardening, too. For me, this upgrade is fantastic!
     
  21. leebroath macrumors 6502a

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    Fully agree, just a dam shame EE in the UK has the only exclusivity, I’m with O2 and at the moment making me think about not upgrading to the more expensive watch than the Aluminium
     
  22. Alhagar macrumors regular

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    I didn’t think I’d use the LTE much but I do. Now when I take my kids to their acitivities (including long subway rides with them) I either leave my phone at home or put it in airplane mode and store it in my backpack.

    Am running the 4.1 beta and the Apple Music streaming works amazingly well (seems to buffer about 2 songs as well). Podcasts would make it a slam dunk case.

    Lastly, the biggest revelation is that Siri is amazingly fast on LTE because it is not counting on the phone (via Bluetooth or WiFi) for mediation.
     
  23. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    If I were going to buy a Series 3, I'd buy the LTE and not activate it. The doubling of storage alone (8GB->16GB) would be worth the $70 premium.
     
  24. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    I have 10.7 GB of storage available. I don't listen to music on my watch. I need more Apps!!
     
  25. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    I listen to music on my Watch during runs, and my S2 is currently full. I'd like to transfer more.
     

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