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Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





Back in September 2014, Apple announced they were working on their first new product in years, a smart watch they were creatively calling the Apple Watch running watchOS, a fork of iOS. It launched the following April to reasonable fanfare, but possibly tepid response. We have no idea, as Apple has refused to give concrete numbers on their sales of Watches, merely stating they're selling well.

A year and a half later, they launched the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2, followed a year later in September 2017 with the Apple Watch Series 3, September 2018 with the Series 4, and September 2019 with the Series 5. Since launch, Apple has consistently updated watchOS, bringing us to the upcoming version, 6.0, which has new features including a calculator, audiobooks, menstrual cycle tracking, hearing health, activity trends, and an App Store, allowing users to download Watch apps directly to the device.

Apple also offers a trade-in program for their devices, including watches (even non-Apple smart watches!). You can find your trade-in value here.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE MODELS

Series 5 models are available in 40mm and 44 mm sizes while Series 3 models are available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes, though certain bands may only be offered in one of the sizes. Both Series are available in cellular and non-cellular models. They're functionally the same, though the smaller models will have slightly reduced battery life compared to the larger models. Aluminum models have an Ion-X glass screen while stainless steel, titanium, and ceramic models feature a sapphire screen. Non-LTE Series 3 Watches feature composite backs, while Series 3 LTE and all Series 5 Watches feature a sapphire and ceramic back.

Apple Watch Series 5: Launched in September 2019, the Series 5 Watch brought upgraded internals over the Series 4 (see below) including a faster, more power efficient SoC, a compass, and an always-on screen. The case remains the same size as the Series 4, and the ECG sensor package remains the same. These features allow for more accurate medical monitoring (approved by the FDA in the US), the ability to display more complications, and just generally easier to read. Apple has indicated that the Series 5 battery life is equivalent to the Series 4, even with the always-on screen. Series 5 is available in silver, gold, and space gray aluminum; and silver, gold, and space black stainless steel. Stainless steel models are only available with LTE. LTE models are identifiable by a thin red ring on the digital crown.

Apple Watch Edition: The launch of Series 5 brings back the Apple Watch Edition, now available in Space Black or Titanium titanium or white ceramic. Apple claims the titanium models to be lighter than stainless steel while stronger. These have a natural brushed finish, with a surface treatment claimed to be fingerprint and stain-resistant. Like stainless steel, the Space Black titanium models use a diamond-like carbon coating. The white ceramic is similar to previous versions, using a process taking several days to make. These all use the same internals as the standard LTE models, complete with red ring on the crown.

Apple Watch Series 3: Launched in September 2017, the Series 3 brought upgraded internals from the Series 2 (see below), as well as optional LTE capabilities, offering some independence from a phone. They offer true water-proofness and a GPS. It's currently available in silver and space gray aluminum. LTE Series 3 watches are identifiable by a red dot on the digital crown.

Apple Watch Nike: These are essentially the same as an aluminum Series 3 and 5, just with some additional watch faces targeted at runners, and a Nike logo on the back. They seem to have removed the + from the name for unknown reasons. These can be found in some sporting goods stores that might otherwise not sell Apple Watches. Available in silver (Series 5 only) and space gray aluminum with or without LTE.

Apple Watch Hermes: These are co-branded with fashion designer brand Hermes, but are essentially just stainless steel LTE Series 5 with expensive, fancy leather bands and a couple additional watch faces, plus the Hermes logo on the back. They also include an exclusive orange Hermes-branded sport band (though Apple has sold nearly identical sport bands without the Hermes branding). The Series 5 version is available in Space Black for the first time. Available in Apple Stores and select Hermes Stores.

DISCONTINUED MODELS

Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Edition: The original Apple Watches, featuring a single-core CPU, unofficially known as Series 0 since Apple decided to call the second Apple Watch Series 1. The Sport models were all aluminum, the Watch were stainless, and the Edition were gold and rose gold. They are still getting updates, though they are missing some features. You should not get one of these as support has ended.

Apple Watch Series 1: Launched in September 2016, the Series 1 was essentially the original Apple Watch Sport with an upgraded, dual-core CPU. It was available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold aluminum. These were discontinued with the launch of the Series 4, and are not a good buy at this point, though they will be getting WatchOS 6.

Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Edition (Series 2): Launched the same time as the Series 1, the Series 2 offered a completely upgraded SoC which included a GPS, as well as full waterproofing. These were available in various aluminum and stainless steel colors. The Edition was available only in white ceramic. These were discontinued at the launch of the Series 3. All Series 2 models feature a ceramic back. Additionally, there were Nike+ and Hermes versions of these, as well. Like Series 1, these are not good buy, but will get WatchOS 6.

Apple Watch Hermes, Apple Watch Edition (Series 3): With the launch of the Series 3, Apple released new Hermes Watches, as well as gray and white ceramic Watch Editions. These were discontinued with the launch of the Series 4.

Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Hermes (Series 4), Apple Watch Nike+ (Series 4): With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5, the entire Apple Watch 4 lineup was discontinued, with Nike and Hermes versions updated to Apple Watch 5.

CAPABILITIES

Apple Watches offer a number of uses, though they won't all be useful to all users:

Customizable watchfaces: It's a watch. It tells the time. But it includes a number of faces that can be customized with various complications allowing you to decide what information you want available at a glance. Faces can be quickly swiped between for different situations. Series 5 watches feature an always-on screen for better time viewing.

Siri: Hold the crown and Siri pops up. As far as I'm aware, it does everything it does on an iPhone.

Notifications: Probably the single most-used feature other than timekeeping, Apple Watches can mirror notifications from your iPhone, letting you view texts, emails, phone calls, etc. without taking out your phone.

Apple Pay: Credit and debit cards may be stored on your Watch and used to pay via NFC readers at participating retailers.

Phone calls: You can call people and answer calls. LTE models can do this without an iPhone with a plan from your carrier (additional charges may apply, but this is optional).

Messaging: You can text message your friends and family using either simple, premade responses, emojis, or by scribbling actual letters directly on the screen.

Fitness monitoring: Apple Watches all have a heartrate monitor on the bottom and can follow your heartrate throughout the day. It also counts steps and such. There's additionally a workout mode where your heartrate is sampled more often, displaying it, as well as time exercising, and calories burned right on the screen. Series 4 and 5 watches have additional ECG sensors for improved monitoring.

Media controls: Control the music you're listening to on your iPhone, the video you're watching on your AppleTV, and other such things.

Music, podcast, and audiobook listening: You can download audio onto your watch and listen via bluetooth devices directly from it, and LTE models can stream it.

Calculator: You can calculate things! Right on your wrist! It's like 1985 all over!

Cycle tracking: Period-having individuals can track their menstrual cycles right on their watch, which feeds into Apple Health.

Noise app: Your Watch will notify you if you're somewhere that's too loud and can damage your hearing.

Apps: iPhone apps can have watchOS portions created offering a number of things that may be done directly on the Watch, including third-party calculators, Tinder, and more.

BANDS

The Apple Watch features a quick-release system allowing users to swap bands in and out based on their whims and desires with little trouble. Apple offers a variety of materials, styles, and colors, including elastomers, leather, metal, and nylon fabric, with colors coming and going seasonally. They're pretty costly, and knockoffs tend to appear on Amazon pretty much immediately for a fraction of the price and similar (if not always identical) quality. Other third parties offer very good bands, as well, available online at various retailers, and Etsy sellers are known to offer high-quality leather straps for good prices. Additionally, there's lots of sellers offering adapters so traditional watch bands can be used on your Apple Watch, if you happen to have a favorite band sitting around. Despite the slightly larger cases, older bands will work with the Series 4. Shop around and share what you find!

APPLE WATCH STUDIO

Prior to the Series 5, Watches came in certain combinations with certain bands, meaning you might get stuck buying a band you don't really like to get the case you do like, but no more! If you purchase from an Apple Store (on or offline), you can choose from any of the bands that go with the Watch version you want (i.e. standard and Edition can get regular Apple bands, Nike can get Nike, and Hermes can get Hermes). Prices will vary depending on material, but no more than it would if the combination you want was offered standard. There are still standard combinations available.

FAQS

Do I need an iPhone?
Yes, Apple Watches can only be paired with iPhones. No iPads or iPods Touch or Android or Windows phones. As far as I'm aware, watchOS 6 requires your phone to be running iOS 13, so iPhones 6S and newer are supported. You can still pair Watches running older versions of watchOS to phones running older versions of iOS if you so choose, and iOS 13 should continue to support older versions of watchOS.

What size should I get?
For men, I would recommend 42/44mm without a doubt. They're still smaller than many common men's watches at that size. For women, it will depend on how large your wrists are, but I would at least suggest trying the larger size on. The Apple Store app on your iPhone also offers a size comparison that will display each Watch in its actual size to give you an idea of how it might look on your wrist.

I'm left-handed and all the controls are on the right. Will this be a problem?
Apple Watches can be set up to wear on your right wrist, placing the controls to the left of the face.

Is stainless steel/titanium/ceramic/gold/Hermes worth it?
Gold is absolutely not unless someone is giving it to you. They are very outdated at this point. As for stainless, titanium, and ceramic, it's up to you. Stainless models are slightly heavier than aluminum, making them slightly more noticeable. Titanium and ceramic are lighter than stainless. As noted above, they do offer stronger/harder screens, and I think silver stainless is very attractive. As far as capabilities go, they're identical. Hermes is probably not, as the Watch is identical, and similar bands can be found much cheaper, but, again, up to you.

What about Nike?
It costs the same as a standard aluminum Series 3 or 5 with sport band or loop, but comes with a Nike sport band rather than an Apple sport band or loop. If the exclusive faces sound interesting, sacrifice everything and Just Do It.

Do these ever go on sale?
Sometimes! Non-Apple retailers generally offer discounts or gift cards around the holidays, plus some occasional sales throughout the year.

How much is LTE?
US carriers are charging $10 per month, plus whatever applicable taxes and fees there may be.

I got a new iPhone how do I switch my Apple Watch to the new one?
With iOS 11 and newer and watchOS 4 and newer, Apple has made this process incredibly simple, provided you have both phones in your possession. Simply go through Apple's new transfer process, and once the new phone is set up, it will ask if you want to use your Watch on your new iPhone. Hit yes and it'll automatically transfer everything over. If you lost your iPhone or whatever, you'll have to reset the Apple Watch and then restore it from your iTunes or iCloud backup. (You do keep backups, right?)

How long does the battery last? Will I have to charge every day?
At launch of the original Watch, Apple reported "all-day" battery life. Most users found this to be accurate, being able to go a full day on a charge. Later watchOS updates improved this, with some people reporting being able to go two full days without needing to charge. Charging is fairly quick in any case - a full charge only takes about 30 minutes or so.

I heard these things cost $12000!! Are you people made of money?
The original gold Apple Watch Edition started at $12000, but given that Apple stopped making that and replaced it with the ceramic models starting around a more palatable $1000, I'm guessing hardly anyone bought them. Series 3 start at $199 for 38mm and $229 for 42mm and the most expensive SKU is the Apple Watch Hermes with single tour deployment band (only in 44mm) for $1499, with lots of price points in between depending on case material and band.

Endless Mike fucked around with this message at 21:25 on Sep 10, 2019

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Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Awesome OP. Only thing to add is that for the series 3 LTE, Service is $10 a month on all the US carriers, and probably similar rates elsewhere in the world.

xilni
Feb 26, 2014



Edit: Nvm it's there

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010



Wanna get in on page one and say gently caress Apple for the bullshit they pulled with the Music app in OS4

Grassy Knowles
Apr 4, 2003

They're karai pantsu, spicy pants.
Which do you want? Pink happy bear or purple kissing bunny?


Quantum of Phallus posted:

Wanna get in on page one and say gently caress Apple for the bullshit they pulled with the Music app in OS4

Same

Matt Zerella
Oct 7, 2002


The constant posting into the void about it is getting pretty annoying as well.

Maybe start emailing Apple or give beta feedback or start a goddamned petition or something if it's bothering you that much.

Thwomp
Apr 9, 2003

BA-DUHHH



Grimey Drawer

Wasn't the heart-rate monitoring a thing that only the Series 3 had? Or was that like notifications of abnormal rhythm?

enojy
Sep 11, 2001

bass rattle
stars out
the sky



Thwomp posted:

Wasn't the heart-rate monitoring a thing that only the Series 3 had? Or was that like notifications of abnormal rhythm?

Nah, they added that in watchOS 4, along with heart rate variability. I think only the Series 0 is unsupported.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



Thwomp posted:

Wasn't the heart-rate monitoring a thing that only the Series 3 had? Or was that like notifications of abnormal rhythm?

They've always had monitoring in the sense that it checks it every so often. watchOS 4 added some additional stuff.

Xenomorph
Jun 13, 2001


Some things I noticed:

quote:

All models are available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes, though certain bands may only be offered in one of the sizes. They're functionally the same, though the 38mm will have slightly reduced battery life compared to the 42mm models. Aluminum models have an Ion-X glass screen, and composite sensor area, while stainless steel and ceramic models feature a sapphire screen and ceramic sensor area.

Aluminum models with composite backs:

Gen1/Series 0, Series 1, Series 3 (non LTE)

Aluminum models with ceramic backs:

Series 2, Series 3 with LTE.

quote:

All Series 3 watches are identifiable by a red dot on the digital crown.

Nope! Only LTE watches have the red dot. Lots of Series 3 watches do not have a red dot (non LTE models).

kimcicle
Feb 23, 2003



Why does strava my watch is telling me to log in / sign up on my phone? I've tried reinstalling the app on my watch and on my phone, logging out and logging back in, and it still tells me that I need to log in on my phone. Anything else I can try before I give up? The Uber and United apps work fine...

Housh
Jul 9, 2001






Anyone have band recommendations for fashionable goons? I want a leather band but overwhelmed by the options on Etsy.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with



Xenomorph posted:

Some things I noticed:


Aluminum models with composite backs:

Gen1/Series 0, Series 1, Series 3 (non LTE)

Aluminum models with ceramic backs:

Series 2, Series 3 with LTE.


Nope! Only LTE watches have the red dot. Lots of Series 3 watches do not have a red dot (non LTE models).

Thanks! I'll change it.

Braincloud
Sep 28, 2004

I forgot...how BIG...

kimcicle posted:

Why does strava my watch is telling me to log in / sign up on my phone? I've tried reinstalling the app on my watch and on my phone, logging out and logging back in, and it still tells me that I need to log in on my phone. Anything else I can try before I give up? The Uber and United apps work fine...

Iíve had this happen as well. The way I fixed it was open the Strava app on your watch, then open your phone app, log out of the phone app, log back in, close out of the phone app completely (force close it) and then reopen. Strava has some janky issues pop up every so often - like sending multiple push notifications that my activity is ready to sync at once (Iíll sometimes get 3-4 at a time).

enojy
Sep 11, 2001

bass rattle
stars out
the sky



Housh posted:

Anyone have band recommendations for fashionable goons? I want a leather band but overwhelmed by the options on Etsy.

Coach, or HermŤs if you've got money burning a hole in your pocket.

Thwomp
Apr 9, 2003

BA-DUHHH



Grimey Drawer

Housh posted:

Anyone have band recommendations for fashionable goons? I want a leather band but overwhelmed by the options on Etsy.

I went through the last 10-15 pages of the last thread to pull up these recommendations. I'd quote posts but the old thread is closed now and I can't quote them anymore.

Milanese Knockoff Loops
http://a.co/7vWwblE - Haggins, Atheist Sunglasses, and Matt Zerella recommended
http://a.co/hijmuW3 - Haggins purchased

Nike Sport Knockoff Band
http://a.co/68ehM94 - MarcusSA recommended

Nylon Weave Knockoff
http://a.co/7cskHts - Matt Zerella recommended

Alternative Leather Bands
Monowear Deployant - Haggins recommended
Shell Cordovan Leather Strap (via Etsy) - io_burn recommended

buglord
Jul 31, 2010



Buglord

Dissenting opinion but for some reason the Nike Sports band got insanely uncomfortable and sticky compared to the bog standard silicon band. Maybe it was a defect or something but I dunno.

420 buy Milanese knockoff loops and laugh at the genuine buyers everyday

buglord fucked around with this message at 20:35 on Nov 9, 2017

stirlo
Aug 12, 2007


buglord posted:

Dissenting opinion but for some reason the Nike Sports band got insanely uncomfortable and sticky compared to the bog standard silicon band. Maybe it was a defect or something but I dunno.

420 buy Milanese knockoff loops and laugh at the genuine buyers everyday

Itís the same thing that can happen to the other sport bands, or silicone too; I recently increased the amount of exercise from 30 Minutes a day to about 2 hours, and I always wear this same Nike band and the smooth coating is wearing off to expose a "sticky" feeling bit, especially where the band loops under and probably rubs the most. Same thing happened to the silicone case I usually have on the phone when Iím working out.

Bands I donít work out in feel good, now paranoid about my Not Shiny but new silicone phone case and want a case for my case.

Think Iíll just let that wear down instead of worrying!

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

I never had that issue with my OG sports band even after two years of wearing it.

Cozmosis
Feb 16, 2003

2006... YEAR OF THE BURNITZ, BITCHES

Housh posted:

Anyone have band recommendations for fashionable goons? I want a leather band but overwhelmed by the options on Etsy.

https://www.weargustin.com/store/6053 Ordered this beauty but hasn't come in yet

xilni
Feb 26, 2014



Thwomp posted:

I went through the last 10-15 pages of the last thread to pull up these recommendations. I'd quote posts but the old thread is closed now and I can't quote them anymore.

Milanese Knockoff Loops
http://a.co/7vWwblE - Haggins, Atheist Sunglasses, and Matt Zerella recommended
http://a.co/hijmuW3 - Haggins purchased

Nike Sport Knockoff Band
http://a.co/68ehM94 - MarcusSA recommended

Nylon Weave Knockoff
http://a.co/7cskHts - Matt Zerella recommended

Alternative Leather Bands
Monowear Deployant - Haggins recommended
Shell Cordovan Leather Strap (via Etsy) - io_burn recommended

I purchased that Nike band it's been solid so far.

decypher
Aug 23, 2003

Who else see da leprechaun say yaaaa!


Bought this stand back in July when someone recommended it in the old thread. It's been a great little stand. I can put my watch on the dock in the dark very easily, which is my favorite thing about it.

http://a.co/2RnovkY

enojy
Sep 11, 2001

bass rattle
stars out
the sky



Cozmosis posted:

https://www.weargustin.com/store/6053 Ordered this beauty but hasn't come in yet

Oh man, I forgot about Gustin, even though I've been wearing a pair of their jeans for a few years now. I should order more poo poo from them; the jeans are well worth the price.

stirlo
Aug 12, 2007


MarcusSA posted:

I never had that issue with my OG sports band even after two years of wearing it.

My old 2015 sport band is wearing at the ďloop under" bit, and the Nike is even looking discoloured or a bit green here:


Almost like thereís a Dark green under that grey. It was "fine" when I didnít work out as much, but YMMV depending on movement or maybe even climate. I canít wear the normal sport style without getting extremely sweaty and gross, need that breathable band in Australia.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




Are the chargers on amazon ok to use or should I need to stick with Apple/Anker like the phone cables?

Also, any cool recommended, cheap-ish docks for nighttime charging?

Duckman2008
Jan 6, 2010

TFW you see Flyers goaltending.

Grimey Drawer

Henrik Zetterberg posted:

Are the chargers on amazon ok to use or should I need to stick with Apple/Anker like the phone cables?

Also, any cool recommended, cheap-ish docks for nighttime charging?

https://www.amazon.com/Oittm-Bracke...8/dp/B01LXLUD3I

Works for me.

birds
Jun 28, 2008




Which watch face do y'all use? I'm using the Siri one and it's just "ok". It'd be better if it could connect to ESPN, Dark Sky, things like that.

MarcusSA
Sep 23, 2007



Grimey Drawer

birds posted:

Which watch face do y'all use? I'm using the Siri one and it's just "ok". It'd be better if it could connect to ESPN, Dark Sky, things like that.

Modular for life.

Agronox
Feb 4, 2005


MarcusSA posted:

Modular for life.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




birds posted:

Which watch face do y'all use? I'm using the Siri one and it's just "ok". It'd be better if it could connect to ESPN, Dark Sky, things like that.

Utility, with weather and battery in upper corners, date on watch face, and calendar on bottom.

japtor
Oct 28, 2005
WELL ARNT I JUST MR. LA DE FUCKEN DA. oh yea and i suck cocks too


For anyone waiting on sport loop knockoffs, hopefully they'll be coming en masse soon. If you look on AliExpress they started popping up in some listings with the regular nylon bands. A few days ago it looked like none of them were actually available, but when I looked today I saw black, white, and another color.

ManSedan
May 7, 2006
Seats 4

I usually rotate between modular, utility, and a photos face with a bunch of kid pics. I really like the idea of the Siri face, but it needs some work. It also needs to stop throwing the now-listening card up into recent even though Iím still listening to a thing.

Edit: I also wish that there was a small complication for now playing. Wasnít that a thing in the betas or something?

ManSedan fucked around with this message at 17:04 on Nov 10, 2017

Thwomp
Apr 9, 2003

BA-DUHHH



Grimey Drawer

I just got a S3 GPS for myself. It's been cool so far and I'm excited to see how life is with it.

However, I just ran into this small thing that was so frustrating but really simple to figure out so I just wanted to post it in case anyone else ever ran into it too.

I couldn't get my watch to just use taptic alerts for Messages. It would only do audible alerts. All other alerts were coming in with sounds and taptics or just taptics if I had the watch on Mute.

What I discovered was under Notifications, Messages were set to Mirror my iPhone settings (makes sense). Except a long time ago, I decided I didn't want my phone to vibrate for messages so I turned them off. I've since discovered the detailed notification settings and was able to get my Watch to only use taptic notifications for my messages.


It was such a small thing but was really frustrating to have happen right out of the box.

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




How do I get my watch to stop showing playback controls when I watch a video on my phone?

eddiewalker
Apr 27, 2004


Henrik Zetterberg posted:

How do I get my watch to stop showing playback controls when I watch a video on my phone?

General>wake>auto-launch audio

Henrik Zetterberg
Dec 7, 2007




Thanks!

Turnquiet
Oct 24, 2002

My friend is an eloquent speaker.



Grimey Drawer

If I buy a discounted S2, will I hate myself for not getting apple care? I figure this thing at 280 is disposable w/in 3 years anyway, and I feel like my Amex card's free 2x manufacturer warranty would handle anomalies.

xilni
Feb 26, 2014



Turnquiet posted:

If I buy a discounted S2, will I hate myself for not getting apple care? I figure this thing at 280 is disposable w/in 3 years anyway, and I feel like my Amex card's free 2x manufacturer warranty would handle anomalies.

For $49 you get peace of mind, especially around the one year mark where your built in warranty expires.

Also the accident coverage is great.

SeANMcBAY
Jun 28, 2006

Look on the bright side.



Turnquiet posted:

If I buy a discounted S2, will I hate myself for not getting apple care? I figure this thing at 280 is disposable w/in 3 years anyway, and I feel like my Amex card's free 2x manufacturer warranty would handle anomalies.

Itís durable enough that I donít think itís really worth it but itís only $50 so if itíll make you feel comfortable then go for it.

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eddiewalker
Apr 27, 2004


AppleCare makes less sense if youíre not buying the newest model.

The S2 is already a year depreciated, and by the end of AC, itíll be 3 years old. At that point, probably be cheaper than AC+deductible to just replace it on your own if anything happens.

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