Worth upgrading from series 2 to series 3 for non LTE model?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    So anybody here upgrade to the series 3 but not the LTE model?

    think it's worth the upgrade just for the speed improvements and siri voice?
     
  2. Newell0921 macrumors newbie

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    I upgraded to the series 3 with LTE from the series 2. I would say the speed improvements are definitely worth it alone.

    I came from a series 0 to a series 2 when they first came out and was underwhelmed by the speed improvement between those two. The speed improvement over the 2 to the 3 is what we’ve been waiting for since Apple Watch came out in my opinion.

    Honestly I haven’t found a good use case scenario for the LTE for myself yet.
     
  3. Relentless Power, Sep 30, 2017
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    Primarily, you would have to appreciate LTE, audible Siri and there are speed improvements are selling points. But ultimately, I don't consider it an upgrade, as much as I do a lateral grade Over the Series 2. But if you plan on utilizing those features, then perhaps they would be an upgrade in your situation.
     
  4. Minarets macrumors 6502a

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    I plan to upgrade from series 0 to series 3 with GPS (not LTE). I’m on a business phone and can’t even if I wanted to. But hoping the speed boost is worth it. I played with series 2 when it came out and while faster wasn’t worth the price to upgrade to me. When watch os3 came out the speed of the series 0 felt like it doubled. Hope the series 3 with GPS feel like i has always hoped for.
     
  5. Leica Dad Suspended

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    Maybe not, the processor is more powerful, but it will be even more powerful next year.
    In my opinion the only valid reason to upgrade from 2-3 is LTE.
     
  6. Newell0921 macrumors newbie

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    The best way I could describe the speed upgrade is in the way the undocked apps load.

    When I had a series 0 it probably took an undocked app 7 seconds to load. When looking at the series 2 it probably took an undocked app 4-5 seconds to load. There was a bit of an improvement, but not very noticeable in my opinion. The series 3 takes 1-2 seconds to load an undocked app. In loading time I’m referring to the time the spinning app animation comes up.

    There’s an improvement in Siri’s speed too, but I don’t use Siri too much.
     
  7. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Siri is much faster on the series 3 than on my iPhone 6 Plus; it’s embarrassing.
     
  8. profets macrumors 601

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    I use Siri on my watch quite a lot, and I’m impressed with how much faster it (and everything else) feels on the Series 3 vs Series 2. Didn’t think we were going to get as big of a performance jump like we did from the original to S2, but it’s quite good.

    My suggestion (if you’re not interested in LTE) would be:

    Original Apple Watch: worthwhile to upgrade to Series 3
    Series 2 Apple Watch: stick with it until next year

    Having said that, everyone has their own preference, and I might have even upgraded for the speed and Siri speaks given how much I use it. Feels like early iPhone days when speed bumps were significant & easily noticeable.

    Also, definitely depends on your budget too. Upgrading from Original to Series 2 and from Series 2 to Series 3 were both approximately $300 CAD after selling the previous watch. It would be a different decision if I was holding onto previous watches and dropping $900 every year.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    There is no way of knowing if an Apple Watch is going to launch in 2018.
     
  10. Leica Dad Suspended

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    I believe they will, especially this LTE model is already very popular. I guess we will see!
     
  11. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    Seeing as it seems Apple are on a yearly cadence now, I would say you're better to wait a year or two until the difference is more noticeable. Unless money is no object to you. In which case, still wait. and donate the money to a better cause ;)
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    It would seem likely, especially having seen from reviews that the S3 cellular seems "just able" to cope with the battery demands of the cell radio. S3 > S4 will likely have cellular performance increases in the way S0 > S2 had CPU performance increases. We may even see the first design change, there were rumours it was going to be this year - maybe it got pushed for some reason.
     

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