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Poll: **** The official Apple Watch Series 5 thread ****

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Feek, Sep 11, 2019.

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Will you buy the Apple Watch Series 5?

  1. Yes - 40mm cellular

    3.4%
  2. Yes - 44mm cellular

    19.1%
  3. Yes - 40mm non cellular

    9.0%
  4. Yes - 44mm non cellular

    23.6%
  5. No, I won't be buying it

    44.9%
  1. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 16, 2002

    Posts: 28,208

    Location: In the radio shack

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    I didn't upgrade last year so I'm going from a Series 3 and despite what I said, I've ordered the cellular version for pickup on launch day.
     
  2. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    I'm wanting my first Apple watch. It'll be used for going to the gym, around the house and occasional travel, ie in situation where I don't want to damage my Bremont. Would I be better off going to the Nike one or doesn't it really matter?
     
  3. JamesM

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,545

    Location: Sutton Coldfield

    Doesn't really matter. I think the Nike version comes with some unique watch faces and that's about it?

    Was tempted with the Titanium but went with the Black Stainless Steel this time around. Also upgrading from a Series 3
     
  4. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    I've gone for the following:

    Apple Watch Series 5 GPS, 44mm Space Grey Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band

    The strap looks a bit more professional if I'm on client sites and don't want to wear my Bremont. I'm looking forward to all the health tracking features.
     
  5. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,997

    Location: Higher Walton

    Buying new straps gets addictive as they're so easy to swap around :p

    I'm planning on upgrading from my Series 3. Need to decide how to do it though as my Vitality watch runs out in December and i don't think they offered the cellular version of the Series 4, but it's handy to go via Vitality for the discounts. Might buy the watch outright and then get a Vitality one and sell it.
     
  6. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    I'm also with Vitality but I can't be bothered waiting. :D I know I'm potentially missing out on a great discount however I have no idea when they'll introduce Series 5.
     
  7. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,997

    Location: Higher Walton

    Haha, it's pretty soon after release i found and then you get it quite soon after.

    Just do what i plan on doing and get one and sell the one through Vitality. Best of both worlds. Especially if you're fairly active to get the maximum discounts.
     
  8. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    I work from home away a lot and I'm in hotels so I usually book ones with a gym in, I have started going each evening so I should be okay. When I work from home there's a Nuffield a few miles away I am a member of.
     
  9. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,997

    Location: Higher Walton

    Sounds like you also take advantage of as much free/cheap stuff as i do!

    If you always hit the 40 points mark you're laughing as the watch should only end up costing around £100. I tend to get around 140 points a month so end up paying £5 a month towards it. I can live with that!
     
  10. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2006

    Posts: 24,104

    My employer pays for the travel and most of the hotels are decent and have a gym in them. Kills an hour or so and stops me getting to a typical sized consultant sipping beer each night and eating burgers and steaks. :D
     
  11. Besty

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,403

    Yeah its a thumbs up from me for a series 5.
     
  12. Colonel_Klinck

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2007

    Posts: 2,410

    Location: London, UK

    Ordered a Watch 5 GPS 44mm with blue strap to replace my series 3. Yep I've been sucked in to a purchase. The iPhone however hasn't sucked me in. The 7+ will have to do for another year.
     
  13. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,997

    Location: Higher Walton

    Damn you all. I think i'm going to have to place an order now!

    Everyone just buying from Apple or are there any other deals on? Cashback/Avios etc?
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019
  14. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 64,823

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    Is the Cellular still limited to EE ?
     
  15. Marvt74

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 13,997

    Location: Higher Walton

    No, O2 and Vodafone offer it now too.

    Seems to be a standard £5/m charge across all networks.
     
  16. Throrik

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 15, 2009

    Posts: 1,353

    Location: Manchester

    I'll be getting one of these - but want to head into the store when they have them to look at the various different looks in person. I really want a white one.
     
  17. sk8board_pete

    Gangster

    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 250

    I'm gunna go for a 44mm Nike one again and pass off my s4 to the missus, she has an s3 so will be a welcomed upgrade for her!
    Am i right in saying that the 44mm strap will fit on the 40mm one? I currently have a black one and i might get the purple one in the S5 an swap the straps over for her
     
  18. Combat Fighter

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 6, 2009

    Posts: 5,106

    Location: No Mans Land

    I’m already with O2 with my iPhone 7+.

    I have to say I’m tempted to get one of these 44mm variants. The thing I don’t quite understand is the cellular part. Am I correct in saying the watch uses a e-sim so there’s no actual SIM card you put in?

    Also as I’m already paying a monthly contract with O2 I read there is a ‘paired connection’ or something like that. This is the part I don’t understand. Would I still have to pay an additional £5 a month like a bolt on charge to my current plan?
     
  19. Junglist

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 11, 2015

    Posts: 4,905

    Location: Bristol

    Yes, that's how it has typically been
     
  20. Combat Fighter

    Soldato

    Joined: Jun 6, 2009

    Posts: 5,106

    Location: No Mans Land

    And if you just use the gps without the e-sim. You still get the same functionality like calls etc if you just pair it with your iPhone via Bluetooth.

    I’m guessing the e-sim just gives you the flexibility of not having to have your phone with you all the time although my phone never leaves my pocket so I reckon the cellular part would be a waste of money for me.