1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what the real difference is between the two. There are some really good deals on Gen 1 models at Best Buy and some other places. I don't think I need the GPS and waterproofing of the Series 2, so I'm looking to go cheaper. But I wasn't sure if the Series 1 was worth the extra money over the Gen 1.

    Thanks!
    11-05-2016 01:35 PM
  2. NickG13's Avatar
    the only difference between Series 1 and Gen 1 aka Series 0 is that the Series 1 has the new Dual-Core Processor. Hope this helps.
    11-05-2016 01:53 PM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm just wondering what the real difference is between the two. There are some really good deals on Gen 1 models at Best Buy and some other places. I don't think I need the GPS and waterproofing of the Series 2, so I'm looking to go cheaper. But I wasn't sure if the Series 1 was worth the extra money over the Gen 1.

    Thanks!
    The iMore Blog has an excellent article outlining the difference between the original Watch and the new Series 1 & Series 2 versions. You can view it via the following link

    https://www.google.com/amp/amp.imore...?client=safari

    Having said that, I am one of the people who own the original Watch Sport. Since getting it over a year and a half ago, I've used it EVERY day. If something were to happen to it, I wouldn't hesitate the replace it with a series 1 model. Like you, the GPS on the Series 2 model is of little use to me. I've had no misperceptions of the overall usefulness of my Watch. With that in mind, go ahead and take full advantage of the deals you're presented with in regard to the original Watch.
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    11-05-2016 02:14 PM
  4. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I have three AWs and one AWS2. Though I haven't used it I sort of like having the GPS, but I doubt I'd buy another S2. Ok, the Nike+ is calling my name but only because I like the strap and the Nike-only watch faces.

    If Apple came out with some new Watches and kept the current platforms, I'd very likely get S1s and not S2s.
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    11-06-2016 09:23 PM
  5. kenjaminli's Avatar
    Apple Watch Gen 1 users, how's your battery life running on the latest WatchOS 3?
    I feel like my Gen 1 has less juice than running on WatchOS 2.X.
    11-17-2016 10:37 AM
  6. tcuprof's Avatar
    Apple Watch Gen 1 users, how's your battery life running on the latest WatchOS 3?
    I feel like my Gen 1 has less juice than running on WatchOS 2.X.
    I haven't observed any difference in battery life on my Gen 1 since installing OS3. After approximately 16 hours use including say 60 minutes of exercise, I typically end the day around 50% battery left. By the way, with the same usage, my AW2 has closer to 75% left.
    11-17-2016 02:16 PM
  7. kenjaminli's Avatar
    I haven't observed any difference in battery life on my Gen 1 since installing OS3. After approximately 16 hours use including say 60 minutes of exercise, I typically end the day around 50% battery left. By the way, with the same usage, my AW2 has closer to 75% left.
    I think we have similar usage but my Gen 1 usually left with 20% battery...
    11-18-2016 08:26 PM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Apple watch gen 1 is stainless steel and has the sapphire glass. Apple watch series 1 aluminum with the rubber band
    11-19-2016 12:45 AM

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