Will you be adding AppleCare to your series 5?


Akrapovic

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I've had a S0 and S3. Not managed to damage one yet. I personally would not be.

However, I am a sample size of 1. I may not be representative.
 

rKunda

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Jul 14, 2008
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I have never broken a MacBook, iMac, iPod, phone, etc, and just bought my first AW. With AppleCare because I’m a sucker. Haha.
 

pasadena

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Sep 12, 2012
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No. Normal warranty is 2 years (titanium model, but even the 1 year warranty on the non-edition Watch would be enough) and just like the first person who responded, I have never damaged a Watch and the way I'm using it (and wearing it!) doesn't really put it in harm's way.

Besides, if I do break it, I can either self-insure (e.g. buy a new one, even the cheapest one if need be), or live without it and wait until I have the money.

I usually only get AC for computers.
 

Nell

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Jun 25, 2012
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I got AppleCare+ on my original watch and my S3. Not sure whether I’ll upgrade again this year but if I do I may not bother with it as I’ve yet to damage a watch.
 

Furzul

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Jan 13, 2013
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I got AppleCare+ on my original watch and my S3. Not sure whether I’ll upgrade again this year but if I do I may not bother with it as I’ve yet to damage a watch.
Fair enough. But if you need it in the future it is to late to buy it. Your money, your choice.
 

M.Rizk

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Apr 20, 2015
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Definitely. I want to buy it outright though and then continue paying once the 2 years are over but not sure if this is possible or if I'll be forced to pay monthly all the time.
 
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lucydrew

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Oct 16, 2017
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Yes! I bought it for my s3 SS two years ago and I’m so glad I did. A few months after I bought the watch, I noticed that there was a noticeable chip in the back crystal. I have NO idea how/when it happened, but I was glad to get a brand new watch. I almost didn’t buy ac+ because the SS screen is so strong - and is still scratch-free after 2 yrs (!) - but evidently the back crystal can be chipped:-(
 
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BillGates1969

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Yep 100%.

IMO you don't drop the best part of £1,000 for watch and not insure it against accidental damage. Maybe I am different, but to me £89 for peace of mind is fine.

Not going to slate those that don't though. Each to their own. If we were all the same, there would be no reason for this forum :)
 
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Azathoth123

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Just a general comment, no insurance on anything is worth it until you have a claim. Here’s how I look at it:

low probability + low consequences/low cost = no insurance needed

low probability + high consequences/high cost = probably, house insurance might be a good example where self-insuring isn’t wise though the probability of major damage might be small. Also US Federal homeowner’s flood insurance is a good example

high probability + low consequences/low cost = maybe, in the case of the Watch, some people are prone to banging them up but the cost of replacement isn’t life changing like a house or nice car. You know who you are, lol, get AppleCare+. Also maybe a good idea for kids/teenagers gear.

high probability + high consequences/high cost = definitely if the price of insurance/warranty isn’t prohibitive.
 

patrickpiteo

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Sep 14, 2014
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Had my screen crack in my ss started small then got bigger. I had no ac on it this time getting it monthly
 

The Game 161

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Yep 100%.

IMO you don't drop the best part of £1,000 for watch and not insure it against accidental damage. Maybe I am different, but to me £89 for peace of mind is fine.

Not going to slate those that don't though. Each to their own. If we were all the same, there would be no reason for this forum :)
Guess it’s one of those where you are less likely to damage the watch than say a phone but yeah my watch cost £799 for SS so might be worth it.