1. tcuprof's Avatar
    Here's my "beat up" old first gen:

    Anyone Still Using First Gen Apple Watch?-watch.jpg
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    02-09-2017 04:14 PM
  2. rangerdeyo's Avatar
    The only reasons I upgraded from my original series were because I do swim and run a lot. So the waterproofing and GPS were the big enticements.

    That being said, my son who now has my original series hasn't complained once about it. Then again it was free to him so he really shouldnt complain.
    02-09-2017 06:20 PM
  3. kazp3r17's Avatar
    I'm still using mine daily. I did however sell my sport motel the pre-ordered and bough a stainless steel model. 1st gen model does everything I need it yo compared to the 2nd gen.. So there was no need to upgrade, however I do line f'd ceramic white model.
    02-16-2017 10:02 AM
  4. RobertP1's Avatar
    I just gave away my first generation Apple Watch to a friend who couldn't afford one. I'll see how long I can be without it!
    02-19-2017 12:09 PM
  5. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I just gave away my first generation Apple Watch to a friend who couldn't afford one. I'll see how long I can be without it!
    That's a really nice thing you did.

    Now reward yourself with a Series 1. Heck, you're such a nice guy, maybe a Nike+!
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    02-19-2017 04:44 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just gave away my first generation Apple Watch to a friend who couldn't afford one. I'll see how long I can be without it!
    Outstanding gesture, but dude, I've grown to accustomed to my Watch and I'd be looney without it...
    RobertP1 and Spencerdl like this.
    02-19-2017 05:13 PM
  7. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I'd be looney without it...
    I know the feeling. But he can fix that... Just sayin'.
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    02-19-2017 05:27 PM
  8. RobertP1's Avatar
    The guy I gave it to is working 60 week trying to feed his kids.. It's the least I could do. (Also opens up the chance at getting a new one)
    02-19-2017 06:26 PM
  9. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I'm still using mine and loving it... I did get rid of my Hermes though.
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    02-19-2017 06:54 PM
  10. tcuprof's Avatar
    The guy I gave it to is working 60 week trying to feed his kids.. It's the least I could do. (Also opens up the chance at getting a new one)
    A very nice gesture.
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    02-19-2017 09:20 PM
  11. bluesqueen23's Avatar
    I have three Apple Watches (Gen 1, if the nomenclature isn't clear) and one Apple Watch Series 2. I wear them based on color and switch the bands to suit my particular mood. I have one AW and the AWS2 in gold aluminum so I wear the AW as I haven't had need of having GPS on the Watch.

    There are no issues for me using the AWs with watchOS 3 (a proverbial game changer). Apps that reside on the Watch and not on the phone open reasonably quickly, but not fast. My S2 is faster, but still not quick.

    Right now I need a silver aluminum Watch, so it'll be an S1, not S2. If I ran across a deal for an AW in great shape (pristine!) for $100 I wouldn't hesitate.


    Target currently has AWS1s on sale for $199 for 38mm and $229 for 42mm. (Oddly enough, is selling Apple Watches for $279!)
    I got my AWS1 for $228 on Black Fri. from Target. I had the first generation and thought it was terrible. Really enjoy my Series 1.
    02-19-2017 09:44 PM
  12. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I had the first generation and thought it was terrible.
    Did you use it with wOS3? I really don't see/feel a difference between my AW and AWS2 in doing anything. Pairing did seem a little quicker at first, but it takes so long even with the S2, I can't be sure there's an actual difference in time.

    Is there was some free heavy lifting app I could try to compare the two Watches? Without a side-by-side, A/B comparison, I probably wouldn't know which Watch was worn. (Both my S2 and one AW are gold.)
    02-19-2017 09:53 PM
  13. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Yes, I have a Black Stainless Steel first generation and she runs very good. No problems to speak of. I'm waiting for a slimmer model or maybe a round Apple Watch.
    02-20-2017 08:21 AM
  14. Damien_Eternal's Avatar
    Slimmer would be good, but I like the shape.
    02-20-2017 04:01 PM
  15. Dafter's Avatar
    Yep, still using my 1st gen Apple Watch (Sport) and I have no plans to upgrade it. Loving my watch! 😊⌚️
    Snoweagle likes this.
    02-20-2017 11:03 PM
  16. TheUnknownUser's Avatar
    I love my first generation apple watch. Considered getting the series 2 after comparing the speed to my friends series 2. we timed it and the difference in speed was nothing in both of our opinions. WatchOS 3 was the real game changer in my opinion.
    Spencerdl and Snoweagle like this.
    02-21-2017 02:39 AM
  17. mumfoau's Avatar
    (Raises hand)

    I have the black (or whatever you call it) 42mm Sport
    02-21-2017 05:10 AM
  18. Tartarus's Avatar
    (Raises hand)

    I have the black (or whatever you call it) 42mm Sport
    Space Grey, I have the 38mm.
    02-21-2017 06:34 AM
  19. Snoweagle's Avatar
    42mm stainless steel user here and I love it to bits!
    Spencerdl likes this.
    02-21-2017 09:58 PM
  20. BradKamin's Avatar
    Is the first generation 38mm worth $150 still? Or $190 for a 42mm
    Last edited by BradKamin; 02-23-2017 at 04:48 PM.
    02-23-2017 03:34 PM
  21. tcuprof's Avatar
    Is the first generation 38mm worth $150 still? Or $190 for a 42mm
    That's about what people seem to be asking on Ebay.
    02-24-2017 04:27 PM
  22. Thegoat8664's Avatar
    Love my first gen, trying to hold off at least until the next version, but I'll probably keep it and relegate it to sleep tracking.

    And the way I use it, I open very few apps. The ones in the dock open up just fine for me.
    02-24-2017 10:16 PM
  23. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I just set my wife up on my Gen 0 SS watch. She was not sure she wants one so its a perfect Watch for her to test the waters out on.
    03-20-2017 11:20 AM
  24. tcuprof's Avatar
    Love my first gen, trying to hold off at least until the next version, but I'll probably keep it and relegate it to sleep tracking.

    And the way I use it, I open very few apps. The ones in the dock open up just fine for me.
    I think that's the key to good performance on the first gen. Put your most used apps in the dock and the performance is awfully close to the new version.
    03-20-2017 04:32 PM
  25. Devhux's Avatar
    I'm content with my 1st-gen Apple Watch. Haven't seen a reason to upgrade.
    03-20-2017 07:45 PM
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