Is it a Good Idea Buying the 1st Gen Apple Watch?

Updated Mar 24, 2021 - We'll help you find the best deal on a used Apple Watch

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Is it Worth Buying the 1st Gen Apple Watch?

We’re always talking about iPhones here at Back Market and sometimes talking about their specs and speeds compared to older models. And what do we always say? That even when an iPhone no longer gets updates, it can still work great and have the ability to keep running all of your favorite apps. Yes, some things may take a little longer to open, but we doubt you’ll notice it in most cases. The same rules apply if you’re looking to buy a used Apple Watch.

The 1st Gen Apple Watch stopped receiving updates after WatchOS 4, but that was enough for the WatchOS operating system to mature and give you a great user experience. Heck, is it possible to get an Apple product that doesn’t provide a great user experience? At the end of the day, this Apple Watch is still an Apple Watch. And unlike iPhones that may sometimes change their looks drastically, this still looks exactly like the newest Apple Watch. Same premium materials, all-day battery life, and this one is also waterproof. Sure, newer models are waterproof up to 50 meters as opposed to only 1 meter on the original Apple Watch, but that should be ok with you, as long as you don’t plan on going scuba diving. And if you are a scuba diver, just remember to take off your 1st gen Apple Watch before you jump into the deep blue sea :P

And no matter which iPhone you have, this Apple Watch will be able to connect to it. iPhones don’t discriminate between newer and older Apple Watches :D

Should I Get the First Gen Apple Watch Used or Refurbished?

If you’re looking for a second-hand Apple Watch, you’ll probably be able to find a lot of great used Apple Watch deals across the web. But we actually don’t advise getting one of these used, since you can’t really know if the product has any defects or if it has been damaged by the previous owner. It’s always better to get a refurbished Apple Watch because this way you know it’s in good condition internally, even if it has a few scratches on the exterior. And most importantly, if you buy a refurbished Apple Watch from Back Market, you’re getting it with a 30-day money back guarantee and 1-year warranty. The 1st gen Apple Watch is a great product, but since it already has its years, its best to get one that has been inspected by professionals and has a warranty to go with it.

Check Deals on Used Apple Watch Models

Although the 1st Gen Apple Watch (Series 0) is a great buy, Series 1 and Series 2 Apple Watches currently cost just as much on the Back Market website (about $100). And that’s quite a deal compared to the cost of a new Apple Watch ($399 base price).

So back to the original question: is it a good idea to buy the first gen Apple Watch? Yes, but not if you can get one that’s newer for just as much :D

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