Who else is just buying the cheapest Iwatch available?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mellofello, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. mellofello macrumors 65816

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    I can swing the higher end versions but I think there will come a time in the not to distant future that I would regret it. I'm willing to bet that this will be just like iPad 1. Revolutionary out of the gates but the second iteration will be better in all regards.

    Just going for the cheapest large screen version and will make it snappy looking with some custom bands.
     
  2. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I won't be buying the cheapest iWatch. I will, however, be buying the cheapest Apple Watch, which is the Sport model :) :D
     
  3. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Who else is just buying the cheapest Iwatch available?

    Depends on price. Anything much over £500 then I'll go with the sport version of the Apple Watch, but ideally I'd like the SS model.
     
  4. yegon macrumors 68020

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    IF I buy one, it will be the absolute cheapest, despite me not particularly liking anything other than the SS models. It'd be a curiouslty purchase more than anything else, fully aware that v2, and especially v3 will absolutely blow it out of the water in all regards - design, sleekness, functionality, battery life. Seriously, anyone on any kind of budget should steer well clear of v1, it's a borderline ludicrous purchase at this stage imo.

    But I'll still probably buy one lol.
     
  5. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    Depending on the price point Apple announces next week, I met go for the SS version. However right now I'd be contented to go with the Sport Edition. They all do the same so to me it truly doesn't matter.
     
  6. J4B3 macrumors regular

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    I will be buying the cheapest 42mm version. I've learned my lesson from buying 1st gen Apple products and the ensuing nightmares. If after a year, I like it, and it finds a spot in my daily routine (i.e. daily charging isn't a nuisance and I actually want to wear it), then I will look to spend more money on a higher-end Apple Watch 2 in 2016 and sell the gen 1.

    P.S. you know this forum is going to flooded with complaints (like ever Apple release) in the first few weeks-- let them figure out the "flaws".
     
  7. FatMax macrumors 6502

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    I'll definitely go for the Sport, black if price isn't too awful. We all know from iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV that the first iteration will be bad compared to the next one.
     
  8. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I would ideally like to get the SS model with a sport band and Stainless Steel Link Bracelet, but if it goes over £1000 then I will buy the Sport Model with a couple of extra bands. I would love to be able to get the SS model with the blue Sport band, but I don't think that's available for the SS, I think it's only white and black.
     
  9. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    It wouldn't make sense to spend tons of money on the Classic or Edition versions, especially when we all know v2 will be much better. Plus, all the :apple: Watches will do the same things, have the same functions, and perform identically, so why buy a more expensive watch for the 1st gen?
     
  10. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Because it looks better? And because I can afford it.
     
  11. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    Because I intend to keep mine for about 2-3 years, but I do intent to get both a sport band and the Stainless Steel Link bracelet. Interchangeable straps will be a very good thing.
     
  12. mellofello thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My plan is to just grab the sport and then buy a bootleg ss band.
     
  13. Reason077 macrumors 68000

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    Haven't you heard of eBay?

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    The Aluminium might look a bit naff with a steel band, I would think. Should look decent with a leather band though.
     
  14. Hermes Monster macrumors 6502a

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    I'd actually finally decided against buying one altogether and was going to get the Pebble Time instead, but my wife surprised me with a £350 Apple voucher for my birthday - so now I'll be getting the very cheapest 42mm option and I'll get some third party straps later from eBay

    I'd decided not to purchase having learnt my lesson from buying v1 of almost every Apple product from the last ten years .. v2 is always much better and the re-sale values plummet

    oh well - it's a nice problem to have :)
     
  15. tkermit macrumors 68030

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    I probably will. But then I might buy the Sports band in every single color available as long as they don't turn out to be prohibitively expensive :p
     
  16. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I would love the 42mm Edition, but if its as expensive as people think it will be I'll probably go for the SS with link bracelett.
     
  17. yegon macrumors 68020

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    True re: eBay, but the world and his wife will be selling their gen 1's the moment the gen 2 is on the horizon/released, meaning they'll be cheap as chips.

    Really, my point is that probably the best attitude to have re: version 1 is an awareness it's going to be horribly upstaged in record time. I'm not using the word obsolete, an oft misused term, but it will absolutely pale in comparison to the following versions. This isn't a criticism of Apple necessarily, but we are firmly in early adopter territory here, where the difference between v1, v2, v3 will be huge, before it all becomes largely incremental with v4, v5, v6 etc. As such, I do consider it something of a frivolous purchase, and one that's probably best avoided if you're (the general you, not you specifically) in any way money constrained.

    Me, I'll be buying one purely out of curiosity. If I don't, I'll end up strolling through town one day a month or two later and buy one impulsively, so I may as well get 12 months out of it and buy one at launch.
     
  18. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Uh, that would be me

    I'm leaning towards the Sports Watch because of pricing. However I'd like to go with the mid range Watch depending on the cost. I guess we will find out the specifics on pricing on March 9th ;)
     
  19. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Depends on the pricing that is going to be announced on Monday. If the regular Stainless 42mm starts at more then $600 I'm going to just get the Space Gray Sport 42mm. I also want the leather loop, so if that $600 includes it great! If not, that will definitely be another incentive to just get the Sport considering the recent rumors that the leather loop could be an additional $100.

    Honestly, I'm expecting the Stainless Steel to start at $499 and the 42mm at $549. From there, if you forgo the standard fluoroelastomer band (expected MSRP: $49) the next step up bands (leather of any type) will be an additional $50 (expected MSRP: $99-$139) and the highest end bands (Milanese Loop, Link Bracelet) will be an additional ~$150 (expected MSRP: $199-$249).

    Thats my opinion. Whatever Apple does though, I think online you'll be able to order whatever band you want in place of the fluoroelastomer and save $49 off the regular band MSRP.
     
  20. camtechman56 macrumors regular

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    I will be going for the sport for price reasons, I would like the stainless, but that is just for the sapphire glass. after working with both stainless and anodized aluminum, the aluminum would be the best choice for me (stainless is too gummy while cutting). both are soft metals. We'll have to see the prices in a few days to make a decision.
     
  21. stu.h macrumors 65816

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    There may well be differences between the versions, for example better waterproof properties etc.

    We won't know till Monday, so I'm going to reserve judgement till then!

    :D
     
  22. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    Haha good point! I should reserve my judgements till Monday! Maybe they'll surp us! :D
     
  23. Armen macrumors 604

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    I haven't quite made up my mind yet but I don't think I'm going with the entry level Sport edition:

    1. It doesn't have sapphire crystal glass. It's strengthend Ion glass or something.

    2. I prefer Steel over Aluminium.

    3. I prefer a non rubber/plastic band but not sure on steel bands.
     
  24. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I was going to buy the $349 Sport with the Leather Loop. Then I heard the Leather Loop is only available for the 42mm. Depending on if size has no issue on price (for Sport and Stainless) I might still do that. But, I've also heard some crazy pricing rumors for the Leather Loop.

    In the end an alternative might be just to wait a few months and get a used Sport off Swappa and a used Leather Loop off eBay or Amazon.
     
  25. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    I will buy the sport space grey 42mm unless the rose gold is around $1k which is fine with me.
     

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