So happy I went SS over Aluminum - after wanting Aluminum since announced

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  1. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    Just curious to see how many were stuck on space gray aluminum since the beginning, but then switched to SS in the past few days...

    My logic was this (42mm either way)....1st gen product so I will get the cheaper version to see if its something I'd use daily, then just upgrade when the time comes in a year or two. I then started to feel the SS was more classy looking and something I can still use daily in the gym. More band options too. Something about having the sapphire watch face seemed like the better idea as well.

    Believe the $200 jump was worth it

    3:02am order w/ 4/24-5/8 ship

    Thank you Apple for Favorites and Express Checkout :D
     
  2. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    I went in the opposite direction. Originally wanted the SS for the sapphire front and ceramic back. Then I read the reviews, most of which offered lukewarm praise and noted many areas for improvement. In the end, I realized that generation 2 would likely be vastly improved (as opposed to something incrementally better) and decided that the sport would be best for generation 1. I can always upgrade to SS with the next one if it delivers.
     
  3. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    I went the opposite direction. I'm happy with my decision. If gen 2 is thinner and has more sensors, I'll pony up for the stainless.
     
  4. PLamarine macrumors 6502

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    I went the other way to...first Gen product so I wanted the lowest cost of entry. Still the same guts as the more expensive ones.
     
  5. Sonmi451 Suspended

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    I thought the silver was too heavy. I liked the lightness of the Sport.
     
  6. Steve686 macrumors 68020

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    Steel. Not silver.
     
  7. cruzmisl macrumors regular

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    I'll echo what others have said here. The reviews kind of brought me back to earth that this is a first gen product. I'll ride the cheap one for a while and see how things turn out.
     
  8. Gadger Snr macrumors member

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    I ordered the space grey, this morning, but after seeing the photos of different examples., from people in the apple stores I swopped to the SS 42mm Milanese Loop. Now waiting for June instead of the first batch release. And a bigger bill
     
  9. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    I originally was going to get Aluminum but in past couple weeks I decided on SS. It doesn't matter if this is a 1st gen - it will be something I will wear for the next year or longer (until a new version is released).

    The price difference alone only means a fashion bump rather than spec bump.

    It seems that some are making their purchase decision based solely on the tech aspect - speculation of an unknown 2nd or 3rd gen with hopes of better performance of battery life which is not due in a year or longer from now.
     
  10. bouldermac macrumors member

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    Same here
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It depends on the SS models. The total weights of the classic and modern buckle models are actually less than the Sport models with the heavier colored straps. That's because the pink, green, blue and white Sport bands are rather heavy at 42-47g (for the 38mm) and 46-51g (for the 42mm).
     
  12. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    The cheaper Aluminum watch looked cheap to me. I can wait a couple of years to upgrade a $700 watch. It does what I need it to do. People think the watch will be released every year. However, I think the next one won't be released for at least 3 years is my guess to allow technology to catch up to Apple's ambitions.
     
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    I was set on 42mm SG sport, all the way up until I treid it on this morning. It's beautiful watch very sleek, but I wasn't impressed by the way it look on my arm. It look like it wasn't there. I ask the store clerk to put it on his arm. To me the SG Sport, pops more on lighter complexion people. However I sigh, and say let me try the SS on. I was like darn it, because I didn't want spend $200 more. But man!! It look way better on my wrist than the SG Sport.

    And to make things worse, my wife and her girl friends reaction to SS on my wrist says it all. Wow!!! That's the one for u. Here is a few shots.
     

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  14. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry for the double posting using my iPhone.
     

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    One more
     

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  16. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    I went with SS as well after considering the cheap aluminum. Thing is, if I'm not happy with it, it goes back and I wait for gen 2. Not happy doesn't mean spend 399 for a sport watch and be even more unhappy, it means return.
     
  17. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502

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    Completely agree. The reviews had me thinking of getting in cheaper with V1 by settling on the Sport, but then I figured worst case – even if I buy V2 in a year and recoup none of the extra $200 I spent for SS, that comes out to only 55¢ a day for something I'll be wearing all day, every day.

    Pretty sure I can swing that, so I went with the one I liked the best ;-)
     
  18. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I believe the difference in materials will be of little consequence.

    Apple has excellent engineers that know materials well. It's more personal preference and the purchase price that are the major factors.

    I bought stainless for no other reason than I have other stainless watches and I like it no matter how it's finished.

    I hate what is for me, a real inconvenience and that's reselling things, so I plan to give mine away to a family member in a few months when the second gen model is released.
     
  19. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Agree! For me to spend 399 and not be happy, is even worse. So to me its worth it to spend the extra $200 for the one that look the best on my arm. I sure wasn't expecting to leave the Apple Store today. Liking the way the SS look on my arm, better than the SG Sport.
     
  20. Mathletics macrumors member

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    I was stuck on SG until last week after reading more and more about the premium components of the SS. After trying them both on today, the SG is very nice... but doesn't compare to the SS.
     
  21. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    Exactly..... cheap gen one, expensive gen 2. I however didn't really dig the shininess of the metal on the SS. A satin SS would be better IMHO.
     
  22. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    Exactly.
     
  23. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    I LOOOOVE the look of the SS.

    I fell in love with the link bracelet today. I was completely convinced that I was going to want the milanese loop, but after wearing the Link I was reminded of the watches I use to wear. Just angry now that the link band won't get here till MAY

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  24. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    They might not update the watch next year, but I am pretty sure they'll do it after two years.

    In this respect, Android Wear and Pebble are our friends. If Apple was the only smartwatch game in town, sure, I can see them resting on their laurels and coasting for a few years. But they're not. New iterations of Android Wear are around the corner, as is Pebble Time. Not to mention the collaboration between Android and Tag Heuer.

    Right now, Apple has a good head of steam. They need to make that lead concrete and capitalize on it.
     
  25. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    This is one I just order. Go figure I went to the Apple Store this morning to try on the SG Sport. And leave there liking the way the SS look on my arm over the SG Sport.
     

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