1. dieselman412's Avatar
    Well I’ve been wanting the Apple Watch since the original release but never had the funds. But I have the funds now and I am wondering if I should get the series 3 42mm with cellular or just wait till fall and see what Apple has new for the watch since I’ve gone this long without it. I have the iPhone 7plus if that helps with anything regarding compatibility. It’s more of a want vs a need for me.
    01-16-2018 05:50 AM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    If you can wait, then you should just wait it out.
    01-16-2018 06:09 AM
  3. ksassy's Avatar
    I say treat yourself now as there will always be a new one on the horizon. I'm still enjoying my Series 2 which I bought last June and didn't feel the need to upgrade right away.
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    01-16-2018 07:40 AM
  4. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I don’t think the Apple Watch will be renewed this year. I would buy an Apple Watch today.
    01-16-2018 07:52 AM
  5. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I say treat yourself now as there will always be a new one on the horizon. I'm still enjoying my Series 2 which I bought last June and didn't feel the need to upgrade right away.
    Last October I upgraded my original Apple Watch Sport with the new Series 3.
    While I was very happy about my smartwatch, the Series 3 is way better.
    I think the gap between Series 2 and 3 is definitely smaller (but still noticeable).
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    01-16-2018 07:58 AM
  6. TripleOne's Avatar
    It’s still a long wait too... 🤣
    01-16-2018 08:01 AM
  7. ksassy's Avatar
    Last October I upgraded my original Apple Watch Sport with the new Series 3.
    While I was very happy about my smartwatch, the Series 3 is way better.
    I think the gap between Series 2 and 3 is definitely smaller (but still noticeable).
    The Series 2 is my first Apple Watch so I had nothing to compare it to at the time I purchased it. Speed and cellular are the biggest differences of the Series 3 both of which I don't necessarily need at the moment. Still loving my Series 2
    01-16-2018 08:22 AM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I’ve had S0, S2 and S3 ... and my daughter has S1 so I’ve experienced them all to some capacity. I think the S3 is solid and worth the investment ... if you have use cases where you’ll benefit from the cellular antenna, I’d definitely do it. I love being able to go for a run without my phone and not worry about missing texts or calls. It’s been nice.
    dieselman412 likes this.
    01-16-2018 05:20 PM
  9. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'm still rocking the original. May look to get the 3 next month (non cellular) just for the waterproofing.
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    01-16-2018 06:06 PM
  10. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    I got my Series 2 one year, almost to the day, after I got my original watch. I spend a lot of time in the water and the water proofing was a no brainer. At this point the cellular is not enough of need to upgrade. September my series 2 will be two years old so I will see what the next version brings and decide if I need to upgrade.
    01-17-2018 10:31 AM
  11. firedept10's Avatar
    I say go for it. As mentioned a new one is on the horizon all the time. Why not start enjoying it now. I'm still using an original Apple Watch. If you buy now it will be supported for some time to come.
    01-17-2018 11:37 AM
  12. Snoweagle's Avatar
    The Series 4 is still some time away so you might just want to get the Series 3 now instead.
    01-17-2018 07:59 PM
  13. msm0511's Avatar
    01-22-2018 11:40 AM
  14. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Its a want vs need question.

    I had the series 2 which is bought since I loved the Volt Nike band. The need wasn’t really there for me. I sold the watch after a few months. Same happened with my friend who’s an avid Apple fan. He also has a set of Airpods which he isn’t using anymore since its uncomfortable for him.

    So, think about whether you will use it for long term before buying.

    On the other hand, buy it and see if it fits your use-cases and return it if it doesn’t.
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    01-22-2018 11:48 AM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    But I have the funds now and I am wondering if I should get the series 3 42mm with cellular or just wait till fall and see what Apple has new for the watch since I’ve gone this long without it.
    The Eternal Tech Conundrum. To know when to hold 'em. Fish or cut bait.

    You can always 'just wait and see'. When an update is rumored (Apple Updates are seldom publicly scheduled) to be close, it usually makes sense to wait. But these, outside of Apple, are usually mere speculations, sometimes educated guesses, and very occasionally, actual inside intel.

    So, are you the type of person who routinely has a noticeable degree of buyer's remorse when a new and improved version shows up a few months later? Or are you the type of person who appreciates that you got enough use out of v.1 for the last few months that you wouldn't have had, if you waited for v.2.

    I got an AW (some call them S0) the day they were released and two more when they went on sale. Series 1 was a noticeable improvement, but I waited for S2 and still use my AWs. The increase in the S3 processor is what I consider very significant, so I'll be getting one regardless.

    S4 will have some new features and possibly a different form factor. Who (outside of Apple) knows. But I don't think there will be the big advantages compared to an S3 over prior versions. More incremental that evolutionary. Very likely not revolutionary.


    If you can wait, then you should just wait it out.
    ...with a dash of

    there will always be a new one on the horizon.

    I think this is the best advice for somebody on the fence, under the circumstances. Being on the fence means cost is a significant consideration as is wanting to have the latest and greatest.

    Consider what shortcomings would be a deal breaker and what currently available meets your needs and wants.

    Also consider sitting on the fence too long is bad for your anatomy.
    01-24-2018 12:50 PM
  16. dieselman412's Avatar


    Well I’m happy to announce I am now a proud and happy Apple Watch series 3 Nike+ 42mm gps model owner! I am already on a unintentional healthier lifestyle wearing this thing, I wish I bought one a few years ago.
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    01-24-2018 03:28 PM
  17. Tartarus's Avatar
    I did buy one a few years ago, the original Apple Watch, Space Grey, 38mm.

    The day before, I went in the Apple Store and picked the same Watch like you, the 42mm Silver Series 3 Nike+ with Pure Platinum/Black band.

    I am soooo happy with it. It’s much much faster than my old watch and I really love the bigger screen. The better battery life is also a big pro.
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    01-24-2018 03:43 PM
  18. dieselman412's Avatar
    The next thing I might do just to keep it nice is maybe some kind of a gorilla glass screen protector and a clear thin 2 piece snap kinda shell just to keep the aluminum from getting scratches, but I’m really happy with it
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    01-24-2018 03:48 PM
  19. dieselman412's Avatar
    https://www.imore.com/best-tempered-...pple-watch?amp





    Anybody ever use any of these of recommend a specific one?
    01-24-2018 10:31 PM
  20. ksassy's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1e1b05a87f.jpg

    Well I’m happy to announce I am now a proud and happy Apple Watch series 3 Nike+ 42mm gps model owner! I am already on a unintentional healthier lifestyle wearing this thing, I wish I bought one a few years ago.
    Congrats on your new Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+! Looks nice. Enjoy!!
    dieselman412 likes this.
    01-24-2018 10:39 PM
  21. dieselman412's Avatar
    Thank you @ksassy I’m loving every bit of it
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    01-24-2018 10:48 PM
  22. msm0511's Avatar
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1e1b05a87f.jpg

    Well I’m happy to announce I am now a proud and happy Apple Watch series 3 Nike+ 42mm gps model owner! I am already on a unintentional healthier lifestyle wearing this thing, I wish I bought one a few years ago.
    Congrats! I have the Space Black Series 3 and love it
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    01-25-2018 10:36 AM
  23. EagleFox007's Avatar
    I got my AW S3 as a birthday gift yesterday. It also came with Space Black Milanese loop! My very first Apple Watch!!!
    02-01-2018 09:56 PM
  24. TripleOne's Avatar
    I got my AW S3 as a birthday gift yesterday. It also came with Space Black Milanese loop! My very first Apple Watch!!!
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ee35ba7150.jpg
    Awesome!!
    Enjoy your S3.
    EagleFox007 likes this.
    02-02-2018 12:18 AM
  25. EagleFox007's Avatar
    Awesome!!
    Enjoy your S3.
    Thanks!!!
    TripleOne likes this.
    02-02-2018 06:01 PM
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