Which Apple Watch is for you?

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  1. Sirious, Mar 9, 2015
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    Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

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    Crazy pricing aside, which Apple Watch are you going for (if at all)?

    I'm a bit stuck between the SS or Alu. Want to be cost effective, but don't want to compromise on important features (sapphire crystal display). And as they say... "buy cheap, buy twice".

    Hoping this poll will help me (and others!) come to a conclusion - even if we still have 4 weeks to decide ;)
     
  2. davekarn macrumors 6502

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    Debating between a space grey sport and stainless steel myself. Trying to figure out what benefits the sport has (if any) over the SS when it comes to sports and athletics. If it's simply a cheaper model and serves no added benefit, I'll go space grey SS. That sapphire glass is appealing.
     
  3. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I believe the only thing the Sport doesn't have is, the sapphire glass cover or the ceramic back of the other model.
     
  4. illcoolz macrumors member

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    I really like the SS, but it will probably smudge like crazy! Some I am more leaning towards the Space Grey Aluminum. Not too sure though.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    sport, mainly b.c it is the right price point.

    If I would be missing features or specs, I may consider the others. I like the look of my pebble, and the sport looks very similar. Are they all confirmed to be water resistant (in the sense you can shower with them)?
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    Sport for me as the price point is nice and I actually like the style of band as well.
     
  7. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't it be lighter weight?
     
  8. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's slightly lighter
     
  9. profmatt macrumors 65816

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    I think the Sport has a few plusses over the SS: lighter, cheaper, no smudges on the shiny steel, and the black one is really, really nice.
     
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    Not to me. This forum has always seemed to skew to a more affluent crowd.
     
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I still haven't made my mind up as I'm going back and forth between the aluminium and stainless steel and obviously prefer the former due to cost but in terms of build quality I prefer the latter. I will mostly likely bite the bullet and get the stainless steel with the black sport band initially and then buy one of the leather bands or the Milanese loop later on for more formal occasions. I rather have the sapphire crystal display then the ion-x one.
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    Leaning towards stainless because I intend to hold onto it for 3-5 years before upgrading. I want it to be really nice.

    The decision will come down to:
    1) How each feels to wear. Do I want lighter weight or more luxurious?
    2) The look of the finish on each, when viewed in person.
    3) Some kind of real-world info on how resistant each material is to wear and scratching. I know they are both hardened, but how much harder is stainless?
    4) Real-world info on how scratch and shatter resistant ion glass vs. sapphire is.
     
  14. StPatty33 macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't fit wrists larger than 210mm, so I'm out for good, looks like.
     
  15. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Getting the Sport, because I'm pretty sure I'll be upgrading to the gen2 when that comes out. Since I plan on keeping it only for a year, durability isn't so important.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    Sport with Milanese band or whatever comes out of China as 3rd party bands.
     
  17. Sirious thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Never thought about possible 3rd party bands. Gonna have to look at those ;)
     

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