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    Angry Three to Five weeks

    Since Friday, I'm been trying to decide if I should simply buy a 1st Gen Apple Watch.
    Why? I don't need GPS, I don't run, and don't swim (unless I'm at the beach).


    However, now that I've finally decided to buy an Apple Watch Series II, the wait is 3-5 weeks.
    See, that's what I get for being 'slow'...
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    That's a long wait. But i wonder, if you said you don't run/swim and don't need the GPS, why did you decide to go with the Series 2?
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    Good question, another reason why I still have ordered a watch yet. I keep looking at the current 1st Gen, and thinking just get that.
    Albeit, the NEW Series I, is supposed to be 'faster'.

    Honestly, such decisions over a bloody watch. ugh...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ariza16 View Post
    That's a long wait. But i wonder, if you said you don't run/swim and don't need the GPS, why did you decide to go with the Series 2?
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    haha i hear ya. I currently own an Apple Watch (I'm guessing series 0), i run with it, i don't swim and it works great so i'm not eager to buy a Series 2. GPS doesn't interest me much, i also wonder how the battery would do since they didn't mention an upgrade on battery, the Series 1 is the one with the new chip which should be great and cheaper too.
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    The Series 1 is faster] than the Gen 1. Better CPU and GPU. wOS3 speeds up the Gen 1 a little but it will still be night and day difference between the two.

    That may not be all that important to some people. It isn't for me, but I'll take it since I'm getting the Watch for the brighter display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariza16 View Post
    That's a long wait. But i wonder, if you said you don't run/swim and don't need the GPS, why did you decide to go with the Series 2?
    I'm going for the series 2 for the brighter screen and the waterproofing to 50m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmconaway View Post
    I'm going for the series 2 for the brighter screen
    This was the tipping point for me. A somewhat distant second was the new processor, more out of curiosity than perceived 'need'. Everything else is just icing.

    Also: Apple may move up your shipping date, as it's not written in stone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmconaway View Post
    I'm going for the series 2 for the brighter screen and the waterproofing to 50m.
    I see, well just so you know, my apple watch is very bright even keeping it the lowest level of brightness, sometimes i wish it could be a little darker.
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    That's good to know. Now I just got to find one at a local apple store. Or it looks like I will be waiting till sometime in October before I get my hands on one.
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    Get series 2. Being faster makes it more useful.
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    Yep, that is what I'm planning on doing.
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    ...well, today, I've officially ordered the Apple Watch Series II, Stainless Steel Space Black. Delivery 18th - 31st Oct!

    Albeit, I have a Series I, ready for collection from Best Buy. For the sake of it, I might 'try' that version in the interim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    ...well, today, I've officially ordered the Apple Watch Series II, Stainless Steel Space Black. Delivery 18th - 31st Oct!
    That's it! Go big or go home. Great choice!


    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    Albeit, I have a Series I, ready for collection from Best Buy. For the sake of it, I might 'try' that version in the interim.
    Unless you're not sure about the S2, I wouldn't bother with the interim, unless of course you might consider keeping it as well as the S2. I say not bother only because I find it a bigger bother to pack up an item for return. If that's not the type of thing that puts you off, give it a 'try'. But that S2 you ordered is a beauty!
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    I bought the S1 after hearing from friends that they didn't have a problem seeing the screen in direct sunlight. I'm a beach volleyball coach and tried it out at practice today and while I could see the screen I had trouble seeing anything that wasn't in white. I got this at target so I have 30 days to return, and hopefully I can find an S2 before the return period ends
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    Since Friday, I'm been trying to decide if I should simply buy a 1st Gen Apple Watch.
    Why? I don't need GPS, I don't run, and don't swim (unless I'm at the beach).


    However, now that I've finally decided to buy an Apple Watch Series II, the wait is 3-5 weeks.
    See, that's what I get for being 'slow'...
    I was in the same position as you. I don't run but would prob end up getting back into cycling with the GPS in S2.

    I finally decided to get the S2 because of one simple thing.... future proofing.
    When watchOS 4 or 5 is announced it may not work with S0 or S1 so I give myself a little bit of a longer life with it
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    I don't use gps, don't need a better screen, and swimproof is not high on the list. The reason I went for Series 2 is 35% more battery life (I don't use gps and keep the screen on the lowest setting), and louder speaker. It's crazy how very few reviews talk about the increased battery life. I really needed it on the 38mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rishio View Post
    I don't use gps, don't need a better screen, and swimproof is not high on the list. The reason I went for Series 2 is 35% more battery life (I don't use gps and keep the screen on the lowest setting), and louder speaker. It's crazy how very few reviews talk about the increased battery life. I really needed it on the 38mm.
    Agree. The battery life on the series 0 line is atrocious.
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    ...received an email this morning that I should be receiving my Apple Watch 2, shortly.
    A moment ago reviewed the UPS tracking info, and it is rescheduled; check for more details later. Still in China (well, the China area). More than likely it is on a plane right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    ...received an email this morning that I should be receiving my Apple Watch 2, shortly.
    A moment ago reviewed the UPS tracking info, and it is rescheduled; check for more details later. Still in China (well, the China area). More than likely it is on a plane right now.
    This is the one you said above has an expected delivery date of October 18? Yay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by afctee View Post
    ...received an email this morning that I should be receiving my Apple Watch 2, shortly.
    A moment ago reviewed the UPS tracking info, and it is rescheduled; check for more details later. Still in China (well, the China area). More than likely it is on a plane right now.
    Same. I had the email on the 20th and Apple order page says delivery today at some point however, UPS say it's at it's 3rd layover in Kazakhstan at the moment
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    I just read a post at 9 to 5 mac that the hermes edition are supposed to be released tomorrow. I'm going to assume those are going to be in limited supply also. Can't seem to find any series 2 available at present. I'm also wondering why none of the blogs seem to be mentioning that the watch is in short supply.
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    Surprised the Reviews don't mention the significant battery longevity. Just got my series 2 Wednesday and used it for the first time yesterday. My series 0 is usually 1-2% when I plug it in at night but my series 2 was at 53%. The two days had the exact same workouts and workout times and there was no deviation in usage between the two. All in all not sure I am going to keep it. The only thing really drawing me to keep it is it's a black stainless steel which is gorgeous compared to my space gray series 0. The speed improvements arnt huge in my eyes and I noticed a bigger difference with just watch os3. The waterproofing does nothing for me as I have always showered and swimed with my series 0 and have havent had any problems. I will most likely never use the GPS as I always have my phone on me. Really have to take the next week or two to decide if the new casing is worth the $600. Also anyone else irratated that you can't get any nylon bands with the stainless steel watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarAholic22 View Post
    Surprised the Reviews don't mention the significant battery longevity. Just got my series 2 Wednesday and used it for the first time yesterday. My series 0 is usually 1-2% when I plug it in at night but my series 2 was at 53%. The two days had the exact same workouts and workout times and there was no deviation in usage between the two. All in all not sure I am going to keep it. The only thing really drawing me to keep it is it's a black stainless steel which is gorgeous compared to my space gray series 0. The speed improvements arnt huge in my eyes and I noticed a bigger difference with just watch os3. The waterproofing does nothing for me as I have always showered and swimed with my series 0 and have havent had any problems. I will most likely never use the GPS as I always have my phone on me. Really have to take the next week or two to decide if the new casing is worth the $600. Also anyone else irratated that you can't get any nylon bands with the stainless steel watch.
    Glad you're enjoying your Series 2. That's crazy that you're seeing such a huge difference in battery life but it also makes me question the integrity of the battery in your Series 0. I wear my Series 0 all day, every day, and the battery is rarely below 40% when I dock it at night. Just some food for thought.

    What do you mean by not being able to get nylon bands with the stainless steel watch? The nylon bands fit just fine, they just don't have stainless lugs. That said, it would be cool to be able to get stainless lugs on some of the other bands, like the nylon.
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    My watch is now in Louisville, KY, waiting for customs to confirm the shipment. Once done, I guess UPS will arrange delivery (so, Monday\Tuesday, perhaps)...
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    Great. Still looking for series 2 aluminum.
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