Which is more popular, cellular or non?

TH55

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I'm about to buy the series 4 aluminum 44 inches and I'm trying to decide whether to go cellular or just Bluetooth. For those with cellular data, how useful have you found it and could you ever go back? Those without it, how did you make your decision?
 

Dormammu

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I'm about to buy the series 4 aluminum 44 inches and I'm trying to decide whether to go cellular or just Bluetooth. For those with cellular data, how useful have you found it and could you ever go back? Those without it, how did you make your decision?
I’m in camp where I bought the cellular model but did not activate the cellular plan. I wanted this model for the additional battery size increase (even a little helps) And should I change my mind in the future I can always activate the cellular.

Edit: battery capacities are the same
 
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Markgnyc2

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I was on the fence, but ultimately decided to keep the extra $100 in my pocket and save the approx. $10 per month for cellular that I would hardly take advantage of since I carry my phone everywhere...
 
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dotzero123

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I love to go out without my phone and purse and use it constantly. There are calls that I don't want to miss when jogging or at the gym and it is a convenience, for me, that is worth the price of admission.

You need to decide if you will want to go out frequently without your phone and if you need to accept calls during those times.

It's all about how you want to use it and if you think that the $$ will be well spent.

Best of luck!
 
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seattlecard

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Based on istocknow observations, cellular seems to be more popular... or Apple is producing less of them.
 
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i hate phones

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I have the cellular. While I don't technically use the cellular features often, I like being able to go for walks/hikes without my phone and knowing I can contact someone if need be, or reply to anything urgent. streaming music is nice, but I suppose I could just download what's needed to the watch itself. I only pay $8 a month on t-mobile after discounts, if it was more I might reconsider.

Edit: Also, because I have cellular on my watch and don't have to always carry my phone, I upgraded to the Xs Max. I always felt I had to choose the smaller phones so they would fit in my pockets when walking. Now I am free :p
 
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blwade

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I’m in camp where I bought the cellular model but did not activate the cellular plan. I wanted this model for the additional battery size increase (even a little helps) And should I change my mind in the future I can always activate the cellular.
The battery is larger in the cellular model?


To answer OP, I don't think i'd ever opt to get cellular as I'm not often without my phone completely and don't want the extra charge to have it on a plan.
 
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caligurl

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well I bought a cellular (wanted SS) but have no intention of activating the lte......
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Based on istocknow observations, cellular seems to be more popular... or Apple is producing less of them.
or the stainless are more popular and people wanting SS have no choice but to pay the upcharge for cellular.....
 

hologram

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... and save the approx. $10 per month for cellular that I would hardly take advantage of since I carry my phone everywhere...
I’m with Sprint, and with them it’s $15/mo. At $180 a year, you could almost buy a new watch every 2 years for that. Then again, a lot of people buying this watch have more money than me, and they’ll buy it even if they don’t need it.
 

dojoman

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I’m in camp where I bought the cellular model but did not activate the cellular plan. I wanted this model for the additional battery size increase (even a little helps) And should I change my mind in the future I can always activate the cellular.
Where in the world do you think battery is bigger for cellular? It's not true.
 

dojoman

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Lol. Ok guys I may have been misinformed. Don’t get your panties in a bunch. My bad.

It was an assumption I made based on something I read in the past.
You're gonna make someone spend extra $100 for no reason if they didn't want cellular in the first place. :eek:
 

niji

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the non-cellular doesn't have a larger battery capacity than the cellular model, but it does have better battery life than the LTE model, if you have LTE turned on.
 
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Dormammu

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You're gonna make someone spend extra $100 for no reason if they didn't want cellular in the first place. :eek:
Did I not say I made a mistake? Get off your box.
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Other people considering a purchase might read what you posted and think it's true if they haven't done a lot of research.
See response above.

Updated my original response just in case.
 

rdowty

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I got cellular thinking if I need it I can activate it or if I don't I'll probably recoup some of the cost when I sell it used. I had the previous AW3 with cellular capabilities but never activated it. It would be convenient to have it if I forgot my phone but I don't generally leave home or my desk without it.
 

Sword86

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Bought SS. No choice but cellular. Saved me from deciding GPS or cellular if there was a choice. Don’t plan on activating LTE. S
 

oVerboost

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GPS model, always have my phone with me plus my network (Three) don’t support the Apple Watch so made no sense to get the cellular model.
 
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