The Apple Watch Series 3 launched alongside the new iPhones two weeks ago, and it’s arguably a more exciting hardware update than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. With the release of the Series 3, Apple removed the Series 2 from the lineup, leaving customers with a choice between the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Apple Watch Series 3.
With the Series 1 starting at just $ 249 (or less), it’s an attractive offer that many will consider, but after going hands-on with Series 3 ($ 329+) over the last few weeks, I think that would be a mistake.
In the past, this was a more nuanced decision, as the Apple Watch Series 1 and the Apple Watch Series 2 were basically the same device, minus a few differences with things like water resistance, GPS, and the like. With the Series 1 vs Series 3, however, there’s a significantly larger gap between these two devices from both a price and feature perspective.
For those in the market for a new Apple Watch, which model should you consider? Have a look at our hands-on video walkthrough for the details. more…