Apple Watch versions detailed: which one will you buy?


The cat is out of the bag: Apple's 'Spring Forward' event has revealed all the missing details about the upcoming Apple Watch, and now, with all pieces to the puzzle uncovered (and most importantly, with price information out), we can finally start making our modern-day Hamlet decision: to buy or not to buy.

Of course, there's still a month until Apple kicks off pre-orders for its fashionable new Apple Watch on April 10th, and release in Western markets is pinned for April 24th, so our talk here is theoretical.

What do we know? Apple has three versions of the Watch: the affordable aluminum one Apple Watch Sport that comes with sport bands in various bold, vivid colors; the more formal-looking (but also pricier, starting at $550 and going up to $1,100) Apple Watch that can go well when you're all dressed up for work; and finally the luxurious 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition that starts at $10 grand, and will probably end up on the wrists of quite a few influential people that want to make a statement about their position in society.

We've detailed all the versions available with all the different combinations of bands, and it's time for the big question: are you buying, which one are you buying, and why. We're eager to hear your thoughts now that prices are out, so go ahead, cast your votes and don't hesitate to lay out your reasons in the comments below.

Will you buy Apple Watch? (and which version?)

Yes, I've set my eyes on Apple Watch Sport
8.55%
Yes, I'll get the Apple Watch (stainless steel)
7.69%
Yes, money is not an issue and I'm getting Apple Watch Edition
3.27%
No, I prefer Android Wear / Pebble / other
35.79%
No, I prefer a traditional watch
23.44%
No, I don't see a point in wearing smartwatches / watches
21.27%

Apple Watch Sport versions



Apple Watch (stainless steel) versions



Apple Watch Edition versions


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32 Comments

1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

The Apple watch looks awesome, that's for sure.

11. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

The Apple watch looks like an old Casio in a metal frame or a Pebble for those too young to remember Casio. It may have other selling points but attractiveness is not one of them. I'll stick with my gold Omega - two decades and still running without charging the battery once (because it's self-winding). Plus, I could sell it for more than I paid for it because it will never be obsoleted by a new OS version.

19. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Same can be said about my Rolex Submariner. But my Rolex, along with your Omega, doesn't have a screen on it that provides hundreds of the same functions a smartwatch can.

33. thartist

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Had to mention it, didn't you? What a...

13. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Yes, it does if you like Fisher-Price. This is something my four year old could wear to daycare.

15. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes but going by the verge iphones biggest fans, they just done an hands on and they not liking the way it works

32. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It looks horrible and OVER PRICE. Can't wait to see a malfuntion on the first day or week, theft or a explosion, or some iDiot drops the watch and cracks the screen.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Traditional watches are still the way to go IMO :)

25. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This is what I don't get. Why are these companies calling them "smart watches"? Is it just because it is a device worn on a wrist? That would be like calling a skirt a pair of pants because it goes around your waist. If you want a watch, then get a watch, but if you want a digital device much like a smartphone but that is on your wrist, then get a "smart watch". What I am saying is, they really need to come up with a better name....These things are not watches.

28. Phonecall01 unregistered

A watch with smartphone features. Messages, Address book, Calendar, media, memos, Web, Weather and even make/receive calls for some. As Phablets becomes more popular...I can see more People using smartwatches. Don't care for them myself, but I see where this trend is going.

3. AU-1999

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I will just go for the Apple Watch Edition, it's not to bad.

4. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I like the aluminium on the sport watch, but I would also like to have that inscratchable sapphire crystal from the regular one...

5. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I'm sure that the 8 votes for the 10k apple watch are legit

27. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

*41 Trolls be trolling.

6. Gadgety

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

"18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition that starts at $10 grand, and will probably end up on the wrists of quite a few influential people that want to make a statement about their position in society." They'll get them for free to wear them in an effort to build the brand.

7. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

This site can turn into watcharena because of Apple

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

lol @ 18 ppl saying there going to buy the 10k version

9. MrHate

Posts: 317; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

The option "I don't have enough kidneys to effort one" misses there.

10. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Now why would you add an option for android wear when the watch is only for iPhone? All the people who voted for that are android fanboys who are 90% of this site.

17. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Google are working on app for Apple to get them working on iPhone, that's why

20. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

That's just a rumor.

29. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Or maybe because something cheaper and better looking like the moto x can do the exact same things. I have a 6 plus. I was looking forward to the Apple watch. Now all I want to do is cleanse myself of their dirtiness. How they can ask for the same price as a phone for the watch edition sickens me. Far less tech and far less use with no cell connection.

30. ztkells

Posts: 41; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

Not moto x. I meant 360. Yikes.

12. bello

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

I can't understand the point of having a smartwatch tech companies are obliging us to be used on them

14. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

I don't wear watches. I know it's Apple and all but the prices are too high.

16. scarface21173

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's just a digital watch, which they will sell for a fortune just because it has the apple logo attached to it. I do own a nice tag watch which is now 10yrs old and still as good as new, I don't think an apple watch would last that long and still work.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sport all day for ya boy Jed.

21. danceosmsiles

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

I m sorry the battery says all day long but i guess with a bit of higher usage ...it wont last half a day ....its a gimmick ...because apple highlights strong points but when it comes to battery they just pass by .....

22. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Meh...

23. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

None of them nor any smartwatches.

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