Is a used Apple Watch 4 still worth it?

Updated Aug 1, 2023 - Here's why the Apple Watch 4 is still worth a look if you want to get a cheap Apple Watch this year.

Used Apple Watch 4 Review: Is it Still Good?

The Apple Watch Series 4 was released in 2018. Let's look at it now and see how it stacks up against some of its competitors to see if it’s still worth buying.

Will a Used Apple Watch 4 Feel Sluggish?

After using this refurbished Apple Watch 4 for a few weeks, I can say with certainty that you will not feel any hiccups when it comes to performance. This feels and performs just like any new Apple device.

How Does the Refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 Feel Like on the Wrist?

Let me just say that compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the refurbished Apple Watch 4 felt as slick as a feather.

Running with this refurbished Apple Watch 4 felt great, and for anybody that never wore a smartwatch for a workout before, I don’t think you need to worry about comfort. Although there is a bulge on the bottom of the device—like there is with any fitness tracker that has a heartbeat sensor—this watch still felt really comfortable and it wasn’t hard to forget that it was even on my wrist. Except for the fact that I had to charge it daily :’( If you want a fitness tracker that you don't need to charge daily, consider getting a Garmin watch--these will generally last for a week (except for the Garmin Venu that comes with a power-hungry OLED display) and the Garmin app provides more data than its Apple counterpart.

When comparing the Apple Watch to other smartwatches like Samsung watches, it really is a matter of preference. Yes, Apple is know for having more accurate heart rate sensors, but many praise Samsung's user interface as being sleeker when it comes to navigating apps and watch features.