August 29, 2016

Sold my Apple Watch

With the new Apple event on the horizon, I sold my Apple Watch Sport last week on Swappa before it deprecated further.

I expect Apple to announce new Apple Watch’s, and keep the old Apple watches at a $199/$249 price point. My guess is the original Apple Watch will receive a minor silent update of the internal components to fix any number of issues of the original design.

In truth, the main reason I sold it was because I wasn’t using it. For about 3 months I choose the Pebble Time over the Apple Watch. It got even more consistent when I took up swimming again and I was surprised how well the Swim.com Pebble app worked — even compared to my Garmin Swim watch.

I’m sure I’ll be drooling over the new Apple Watch next week. But the I think the upcoming Pebble Time 2 (which I preordered) is going to be closer to the original Apple Watch in build quality, which is the one area it really doesn’t even compare.

At $199/$249 and with WatchOS 3, the original Apple Watch may make some sense for more people, but it continues to be my least recommended of the Apple devices I’ve owned.


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