1. jrsharp70's Avatar
    1st world problems.

    I have a series 2 aluminum. I wanted a series 3 steel cellular. But I wear my watch every day, everywhere. That stupid red dot would be a distraction to the people I interact with at work, and look ridiculous in a dressier situation.

    So ok... better performance with a regular series 3. I want the new sport strap anyway. Wrong. It’s another $50, because I can’t buy it with that strap.

    I’ll keep my awesome series 2 for another year, spend $50 on the new strap and call it a day.

    Did they talk to regular people before they launched this? When you are the trillion dollar company I guess you make your own rules.
    09-13-2017 01:28 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    The red dot on the crown is ridiculous. I wanted the Series 3 Steel too... if only they had it with GPS only. There are stickers sold online that are made to cover that red dot, I might get one of those to cover it up
    09-13-2017 02:08 AM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    They have non LTE versions of the Series 3, at $329 it’s tempting to upgrade from my first gen.
    Innerchild likes this.
    09-13-2017 02:09 AM
  4. TripleOne's Avatar
    They have non LTE versions of the Series 3, at $329 it’s tempting to upgrade from my first gen.
    Go for it!
    09-13-2017 02:15 AM
  5. Mac Guy's Avatar
    The black dot doesn't bother me and the red dot wouldn't either. The 'worst' that would happen is some savvy Apple person saying 'Is that the new Series 3 Apple Watch? How do you like it? Is the battery life as good as they say? What about...'

    You're right. It would be Hell on Earth. Nevermind.
    09-13-2017 03:09 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    So ok... better performance with a regular series 3. I want the new sport strap anyway. Wrong. It’s another $50, because I can’t buy it with that strap.
    That's my pet peeve. I'm not sure why they don't allow you to customize your order for the band that you want for a small upcharge, at least when you buy it in the store. Or sell the watch without bands and allow a band order with the watch, again for only a small amount more than the standard configuration for each watch.
    09-13-2017 05:40 AM
  7. jrsharp70's Avatar
    That red dot... if I wanted people to see what a douschebag I am, I could save a lot of money and buy an ed hardy shirt.
    09-13-2017 08:49 AM
  8. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    I'm not sold on needing a cellular connection for my watch. Especially at another $10/month to connect a device that is sharing my number that I already pay for. I have an original sport watch and upgraded to a series 2 exactly one year later because I wanted the waterproofing (I swim a lot). So to drop another $400 on just a faster version of the watch I have doesn't make sense. Especially since I want to upgrade my phone (rocking a 6 right now).
    09-13-2017 09:06 AM
  9. ksassy's Avatar
    I'm keeping my Series 2 with GPS (rose gold aluminum) that I just bought in June but I still want a stainless steel watch to trade off between my other one. I too am not sold on the cellular portion so need for that. Now to decide between a Series 2 stainless steel (while I can still get one) vs a Series 3 stainless steel...hmmm??
    09-13-2017 11:03 AM
  10. TripleOne's Avatar
    I'm keeping my Series 2 with GPS (rose gold aluminum) that I just bought in June but I still want a stainless steel watch to trade off between my other one. I too am not sold on the cellular portion so need for that. Now to decide between a Series 2 stainless steel (while I can still get one) vs a Series 3 stainless steel...hmmm??
    Might as well go for the latest and greatest.
    It’s 70% faster than the Series 2.
    ksassy likes this.
    09-13-2017 10:26 PM
  11. tcuprof's Avatar
    The red dot on the crown is ridiculous. I wanted the Series 3 Steel too... if only they had it with GPS only. There are stickers sold online that are made to cover that red dot, I might get one of those to cover it up
    Couldn't agree more. I noticed and disliked the offending red dot the INSTANT they showed the watch in the keynote. I kept expecting it would just be on certain models. I would either paint it or cover it with a sticker.
    09-14-2017 03:05 PM
  12. TripleOne's Avatar
    Couldn't agree more. I noticed and disliked the offending red dot the INSTANT they showed the watch in the keynote. I kept expecting it would just be on certain models. I would either paint it or cover it with a sticker.
    Sadly the Space Black is only available in Cellular which means that the red dot will be there. I’m probably going to cover it with some stickers from WatchDots.
    09-14-2017 06:35 PM
  13. Jude526's Avatar
    The gold is as well. Those with red dot are cellular. Non cellular don't have the red dot
    09-15-2017 03:45 AM
  14. Mac Guy's Avatar
    That red dot... if I wanted people to see what a douschebag I am, I could save a lot of money and buy an ed hardy shirt.
    You probably don't even need the shirt.
    jrsharp70 likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:58 AM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    The red dot is the very last thing that would stop me from getting what I wanted, and even then it wouldn't.

    This reminds me of all the people who just hate seeing others with AirPods. Makes me laugh. Don't like how it looks— fine. Don't like how you think it makes others look? That says more about you than them. And not in a complimentary way.

    While I think the red dot looks good on the black/space gray watches, I would prefer the black dot or maybe no dot. No doubt the are workarounds.

    But if the red dot is enough to put you off the Watch, then you really didn't want one anyway, right?
    09-15-2017 04:07 AM
  16. Jude526's Avatar
    I just ordered. And got the new pink sand cellular
    ksassy and cwbcpa like this.
    09-15-2017 04:44 AM
  17. TripleOne's Avatar
    I just ordered. And got the new pink sand cellular
    Congratulations!
    09-15-2017 05:45 AM
  18. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I was looking at buying a 42mm Series 3 with LTE but the pricing is ridiculous. I can justify $430 for the watch and Verizon waived activation and 3 months service. However, I’m on a $40 ($32 with discounts) per month single line plan with 5GB of data. I’d have to change to a new plan which would be $10 more for a gig less of data plus the $10 per month for the watch. And I don’t think the new plan id be forced into has a $5 auto pay discount like I do currently.

    I wish the watch didn’t count as a new device so I wouldn’t need to change my plan.
    09-15-2017 07:19 AM
  19. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I wish the watch didn’t count as a new device so I wouldn’t need to change my plan.
    Wow! As the kids say— that's messed up! $20 more for a G less data.

    I have no idea what hell ATT has planned for me when it's time to activate. Since it's early days maybe you got bad information and the costs aren't as bad. I'd try four or five different reps to see if I could get a better idea of any options.
    09-15-2017 07:36 AM
  20. phreddyl's Avatar
    I guess I am the only one that likes the red dot-It reminds me of my Michelle watch. Anyway I ordered the 38mm LTE silver seashell sport loop
    09-15-2017 10:38 AM
  21. Tartarus's Avatar
    I guess I am the only one that likes the red dot-It reminds me of my Michelle watch. Anyway I ordered the 38mm LTE silver seashell sport loop
    Please bear in mind that the 38mm won’t have the same battery life as the 42mm..

    Yes, I bought a second hand 38mm Apple Watch first gen last year in July, but have regretted it ever since because of battery life.
    watchOS 4 made it all better, but not as good as the 42mm provides

    This time around I’m gonna get the 42mm series 3 sans LTE.

    Enjoy your new watch.
    AppleKarma likes this.
    09-15-2017 02:58 PM
  22. Jude526's Avatar
    I guess I am the only one that likes the red dot-It reminds me of my Michelle watch. Anyway I ordered the 38mm LTE silver seashell sport loop
    I like the red dot. Doesn't bother me at all! It is how they determine which ones are cellular as well.
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:00 PM
  23. Jude526's Avatar
    I am on a plan that I am not changing. I loved when I had Samsung that my watch was cellular. I like it being separate and can use without having phone close by. If I am out and about...but I wear the watch everyday and this offers more and more freedom. I want to get back into my active life and this makes it much easier. I got the 399 watch
    RobertP1 likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:03 PM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    Please bear in mind that the 38mm won’t have the same battery life as the 42mm..

    Yes, I bought a second hand 38mm Apple Watch first gen last year in July, but have regretted it ever since because of battery life.
    watchOS 4 made it all better, but not as good as the 42mm provides

    This time around I’m gonna get the 42mm series 3 sans LTE.

    Enjoy your new watch.
    I have been rocking the original 38mm for 2 plus years now- never had an issue with battery life. 42mm way too big for me. Enjoy your watch
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-15-2017 03:04 PM
  25. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Wow! As the kids say— that's messed up! $20 more for a G less data.

    I have no idea what hell ATT has planned for me when it's time to activate. Since it's early days maybe you got bad information and the costs aren't as bad. I'd try four or five different reps to see if I could get a better idea of any options.
    It’s $10 more for the 4GB compared to my 5GB and $10 for LTE service on the watch. I’m on the single line plan but considering the Watch uses my phone number I think it’s ridiculous I’d have to change plans. It’s the main reason I didn’t order a Watch yet.
    09-15-2017 03:53 PM
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