Product Comparison: Apple Watch Series 1 vs Apple Watch Series 3


General Specifications
About the Product
Track your activity. Measure your workouts. Monitor your health. Apple Watch Series 1 lets you do it all in an instant, thanks to a dual-core processor and the powerful new features of watchOS 4.
Take a call when you’re out on the water. Ask Siri to send a message. Stream your favorite songs on your run. And do it all while leaving your phone behind. Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular. Now you have the freedom to go with just your watch.
Brand
Apple
Apple
Model
Watch Series 1
Watch Series 3
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
Operating System
watchOS 4.0
watchOS 4.0
Display Size
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
Internal Memory
8 GB
8 GB
Band Material
Fluoroelastomer
Fluoroelastomer
GPS Enabled
No
Yes
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray Aluminum Case/ Black Sport Band
  • As you can see this watch gives you the choice to design it how you want so you can match your style.
  • Damn boy this is a good looking watch. I was really nervous buying refurbished, but you can't tell the difference. It comes with the band (including a larger one) and the charging cable.
  • The band itself comes in two different sizes 38mm and 42mm. The standard watch comes with 4 different colors to choose from. There are other band types such as: sport, leather or stainless steel.
  • Great watch. Can do just about everything a iPhone can do. Wife wanted one for work since she is a trainer. She loves the color and the band. Bought her a protective cover for the face of the watch.
  • I love it when it works !!! But I can’t use it most the time due to everything on the screen blowing up to ten times it’s normal size and I can’t do anything about it!
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Great product. Bought it for my husband to track his activities and he loves it!
  • Fantastic watch, apple products are always a good buy. It synced with my iPhone 7 and I can play my playlist of music without the phone nearby, all I can say is WOW!!!
  • My wife loves the watch and the ability to easily change the bands to match her clothing. Great gift!!
  • Greatest watch ever! You don’t have to have your cell phone near you anymore. Love the Velcro watch band. Secured but easy off and on.
  • I've been an Apple consumer for over 7 years and I really like their operating system. I currently own an iPhone 7+and now the series 3 watch. I love it!
  • My only complaint is in the operating system. I’d like more control over the appearance of my watch face and complications.
Size & Weight
Height
1.52 in.
1.52 in.
Width
1.31 in.
1.31 in.
Depth
0.41 in.
0.45 in.
Weight
0.88 oz.
0.94 oz.
Display
Display Type
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Screen Resolution
272 x 340
272 x 340
What customers say about "Display"
Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray Aluminum Case/ Black Sport Band
  • The screen is smaller than I thought, and I am still getting used to having the watch ding instead of my phone. Definitely recommend to anyone who does not want to pay an arm and a leg!!
  • he Apple Watch is a great purchase, this watch was a gift to my teenager daughter and she love the watch, the look , and the many features the watch display
  • It was a pretty cool piece of tech. I really enjoy the way I can send messages discreetly . Good size display as well
  • Love the watch, but a display of the actual watch would be very helpful.
  • The Apple Watch is amazing. Great features, clear display and fun. I'm not very tech savvy, but this watch is easy to use.
  • To be honest the display is not as good as the gear s2 but it good enough for you not to complain. I bought the 42mm size and it is pretty large. I use this product everyday and works with my iphone.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Display is crisp, functionality is good, fun to wear
  • The Apple watch is an amazing device. And the display is gorgeous.
  • My wife loves it. She preferred the smaller one over the larger display.
  • Quick touch response, bright display, offers a ton of configuration options, improvement on previous version
  • Upgrade from my sons Fitbit. He seems to really enjoy the features and display with this Apple Watch.
Features
Color
Dark Gray
Dark Gray
Design
Sport
Sport
Processor Speed
0.52 GHz
Protection Class
IPX7
Water resistant up to 164 ft
Customizable Watch Faces
Yes
Yes
Built-In Microphone
Yes
Yes
Vibration Alert
Yes
Yes
Sensors
3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Ambient light sensor
3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor, Barometer
What customers say about "Features"
Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray Aluminum Case/ Black Sport Band
  • This watch doesn’t just tell you time. There are many built in features that make your task convenient.
  • It also includes a heart rate monitor so you can keep track of just how hard you are working out. Believe it or not but it is water resistant up to 50 meters deep. So no need to take off your watch when you go swimming.
  • This is an awesome watch it has way too many functions to mention. Helps me keep up with my daily activities. Great price as well. There are many different bands you can buy too. I love looking at the different type faces you can change. Alot of the cool of the faces are free. Love it!!!
  • I love it when it works !!! But I can’t use it most the time due to everything on the screen blowing up to ten times it’s normal size and I can’t do anything about it!
  • I like the watch but was disappointed in the heart monitor. I purchased it to use it while cycling. I thought it would constantly show my heart rate which is what I want for training. Instead it periodically shows the heart rate then the screen goes dark.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Love the watch. I just wish they sold round faces and not just squared.
  • Love my watch. It is easy to use. I love the Toy Story face!!
  • Love my Apple Watch. Not use to having my wrist vibrate all the time.
  • Love my new Apple Watch first one ever! Works great only downfall every now and then you can feel it vibrate against your wrist for no apparent reason.
  • Not happy with protective shield purchased with it
  • I would recommend getting a protective case for the watch bc it scratches easily.
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version
4.2
4.2
Wi-Fi Compatibility
Yes
Yes
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Power
Charging Interface
Magnetic Connector
Magnetic Connector
Battery Capacity
205 mAh
279 mAh
Battery Life
18 hours
18 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Apple Watch Series 1 Space Gray Aluminum Case/ Black Sport Band
  • Does everything it say and no problems should come with a better way to charge so bought he charging station
  • It is awesome and easy to use. It does everything as stated and keeps a battery charge for days. Had a different brand and it did not keep charge.
  • I love this watch the only thing is it doesn't stay charged for long I think two days before I have to charge it.
  • Battery don't long and you always need to charge the watch
  • You should charge this everyday. I try to take it out once I reach home and leave it on my table like any other watch. Next day, the power is gone completely (this is after full charge the previous day) and I end up wearing my regular watch.
Apple Watch Series 3 Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band
  • Stays charged for almost 48 hrs. Charges in less than hr
  • Good purchase. Fast charging and long lasting battery.
  • Quality and efficient to use. Charges effortlessly (wireless).
  • Can last two days on one charge, was a great gift for my wife
  • I had an Apple Watch 1 and I hated it bc of the battery life but the battery life on the series 3 is at least 2 days for me and I really like that!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.00 $
329.00 $


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