1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    I'm an original Apple Watch owner, series 0 as they sometimes say. lol My watch is working fine. I KNOW it won't get the new watch OS, but does that really matter?

    HOWEVER, as a 52 year old man with a family history of heart disease (both sides), maybe the new ECG will be of a great benefit to me? Smaller bezels and a slightly larger size might be appealing too.

    So question is, do I upgrade, OR do I wait till the original dies and THEN upgrade? What are others doing?
    Spencerdl likes this.
    09-13-2018 09:05 AM
  2. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I'm right there with you PK, and YES, I will be upgrading my Black Stainless Steel Apple () Watch this year...Finally. (LOL). With various improvements over my "O" series, I think it's about time for me to pull the trigger (so to speak) on the latest, greatest Apple () Watch.
    09-13-2018 09:11 AM
  3. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Simple - for your reasons, you should upgrade.
    09-13-2018 12:40 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I am an original Watch owner, but I’m currently wearing a Series 3 model. I didn’t see the keynote, but the Series 4 has caught my attention, but whether or not I'll actually upgrade to it remains to be seen. I doubt it, but we'll see. I want to know how fast it is. I don't care about the thinness or the new watch face, although it's an eye-catcher.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 09-13-2018 at 01:44 PM.
    09-13-2018 01:00 PM
  5. prestigiouswireless's Avatar
    Folks,

    I'm an original Apple Watch owner, series 0 as they sometimes say. lol My watch is working fine. I KNOW it won't get the new watch OS, but does that really matter?

    HOWEVER, as a 52 year old man with a family history of heart disease (both sides), maybe the new ECG will be of a great benefit to me? Smaller bezels and a slightly larger size might be appealing too.

    So question is, do I upgrade, OR do I wait till the original dies and THEN upgrade? What are others doing?
    I’m with you on this. I’m 34, but nonetheless I am really captivated to move on to a Series 4 and plan on it. Already listed my Series 4 lol
    09-13-2018 02:50 PM
  6. PrincessB's Avatar
    I might upgrade..
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-13-2018 06:30 PM
  7. mac gadget freek's Avatar
    Yes for me. I was wanting bigger, thinner, faster and cellular. ECG was icing on the cake. Wait is over!
    09-13-2018 07:55 PM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm planning to upgrade for new features, better battery life, and especially the faster speed. I find I use my watch only for notifications, timer, complications, etc., but operating any app on it is painfully slow. I'm hoping the newer one won't be like that and I can actually use it for more.

    Not going to lie, the additional heart/health features are intriguing as well, and my old eyes could benefit from the larger screen I'm sure!

    I just don't know if I spend for the SS again or go aluminum... but I see there's already a thread on that!
    09-14-2018 07:30 AM
  9. Tartarus's Avatar
    I'm planning to upgrade for new features, better battery life, and especially the faster speed. I find I use my watch only for notifications, timer, complications, etc., but operating any app on it is painfully slow. I'm hoping the newer one won't be like that and I can actually use it for more.

    Not going to lie, the additional heart/health features are intriguing as well, and my old eyes could benefit from the larger screen I'm sure!

    I just don't know if I spend for the SS again or go aluminum... but I see there's already a thread on that!
    I thought you had the series 3?
    You still on OG?
    09-14-2018 12:45 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    I thought you had the series 3?
    You still on OG?
    OG, S0, whatever you want to call it!
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-14-2018 02:19 PM
  11. pkcable's Avatar
    OG, S0, whatever you want to call it!
    I've also heard it referred to as Gen 1, or 1st Gen.
    09-14-2018 02:25 PM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I've also heard it referred to as Gen 1, or 1st Gen.
    The official name is Watch 2015 or something like that though.
    09-14-2018 03:05 PM
  13. anon(978604)'s Avatar
    Clicked on Buy with Apple Pay today after stomaching the $900 with tax for a SS Space Gold GPS+Celliular with AppleCare. I only got the AC in case I decide to keep the watch longer than a year. In addition, the $250 credit I am getting back (SS Space Gold Series 3 GPS+Cellular) from Apple for trade in will help with the cost a bit.
    09-14-2018 03:19 PM
  14. prestigiouswireless's Avatar
    I ordered the 44mm Series 4 aluminum with the Sport Loop. Big upgrade from my Gen 1. Still was able to get 9/21 delivery.
    pkcable likes this.
    09-14-2018 03:22 PM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    The official name is Watch 2015 or something like that though.
    Apple calls it Apple Watch (1st Generation) [as well as AW Sport (1st Gen) and AW Edition (1st Gen)].

    https://support.apple.com/en_US/specs/applewatch
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-14-2018 05:11 PM
  16. swimbikemom2's Avatar
    I find getting the aluminum edition is better if your going to upgrade every year to year and a half.......if your going to hold on to the watch through a few cycles the SS is well worth it! Even if you don’t keep the SS for a while you can easily sell it on EBay before the end of the cycle.....
    09-14-2018 05:49 PM
  17. Raptor007's Avatar
    Not an original AW user but an AW S3 LTE user upgrading to AW S4 LTE, my sister is the beneficiary of my outgoing watch, she has wanted one but just didn't see the real benefits. So she gets mine and it will be of benefit to her.
    09-15-2018 09:19 PM
  18. loulouOz's Avatar
    I’m also a first gen S0, and...I’m upgrading to a series 4 Nike+ silver aluminium. love the new faces with complications and the new screen size! I’ll start running again as soon as I get it! *♂️ need to get back in shape.
    09-17-2018 08:12 AM
  19. tcuprof's Avatar
    My original SB SS had gotten pretty slow so I'm really looking forward to the AW4.
    09-17-2018 12:42 PM
  20. Donkichot's Avatar
    I sold my serie-0 Aluminum 42mm space black for 100$
    09-17-2018 01:09 PM
  21. justin_aga's Avatar
    Original watch owner here. Upgrading to series 4 gold stainless steel 44mm with Milanese loop. I know this might be a silly question but is the series 4 water resistant ? Like can I shower with it , swim etc ?
    10-02-2018 06:50 PM
  22. doogald's Avatar
    Original watch owner here. Upgrading to series 4 gold stainless steel 44mm with Milanese loop. I know this might be a silly question but is the series 4 water resistant ? Like can I shower with it , swim etc ?
    Shower, yes, with a caveat (soap is bad for the waterproofing seals. I don't understand why people want to shower with a watch on - you are supposed to be cleaning your body, and the watch blocks part of your body). Swimming, yes (but I wouldn't dive below, say, about 10 feet.)

    Here is what Apple says officially about water resistance:

    Apple Watch Series 4 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 4 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
    10-02-2018 10:00 PM
  23. Westiemom's Avatar
    Upgrading from S3 38mm silver aluminum to S4 44mm space gray aluminum. GPS only, don’t want to add to my monthly Verizon bill, lol. Got the email this morning that my watch is at the UPS facility and will arrive next Friday, October 12th. Sooner than expected!

    I went for the upgrade for the added and improved heart monitoring features because I do have a heart condition I’m on medication for....so worth it to me. Might be so for you too?
    10-05-2018 07:58 AM
  24. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    When I got my s3. I have my son (freshman in college) my original. I asked if he wanted to upgrade and he said "for what I use it for, this one works just fine".

    Ah, like father like son. :-)
    Westiemom likes this.
    10-05-2018 08:07 AM
  25. LCW's Avatar
    Gen1/Series0 owner... just upgraded yesterday. It was time. WatchOS 5 doesn’t on them anyways. Not that it’s a necessity. But it was becoming unbearably slow.

    It was a space black stainless model. Not making same mistake with the S4. Not worth the extra expense on something with planned obsolescence.
    10-06-2018 04:48 PM
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