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      09-16-2017, 09:50 AM   #23
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Does anyone know if the 2 or 3 support pairing with more than one phone? I have a work and personal iPhone and find it irritating that I can only get messages from one of them on my first gen watch.
This is the reason I took my gen 1 back I've always had a business and personal phone, the company I work for is happy to just have one phone but I like to be away from it at the weekend and handy for when we go abroad as I can use my own phone with out being worried about bills.

If it could connect to two phones I might be interested in getting another.
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I don't think there is enough difference between the Series 2 and 3 to keep both. Main differences between Series 1 and the others are Series 1 has no built in GPS and it's just splash resistant not water resistant to 50m.
Sounds reasonable.

If I was going to get a 3 I'd want GPS only and a stainless steel case - that doesn't seem to be an option at the moment so I'll give it a miss for now.
What's the advantage of the stainless steel case?
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Does anyone know if the 2 or 3 support pairing with more than one phone? I have a work and personal iPhone and find it irritating that I can only get messages from one of them on my first gen watch.
This is the reason I took my gen 1 back I've always had a business and personal phone, the company I work for is happy to just have one phone but I like to be away from it at the weekend and handy for when we go abroad as I can use my own phone with out being worried about bills.

If it could connect to two phones I might be interested in getting another.
You can connect multiple watches to one phone but not the other way round. If you just need to take calls and voice messages from the company phone, you could maybe set call forwarding and turn it off at weekends. That wouldn't work for texts though.
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What's the advantage of the stainless steel case?
IMO it looks better and I think it's supposed to be more resilient than the aluminium one. I think the aluminium would definitely look odd with the stainless strap.
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Does anyone know if the 2 or 3 support pairing with more than one phone? I have a work and personal iPhone and find it irritating that I can only get messages from one of them on my first gen watch.
This is the reason I took my gen 1 back I've always had a business and personal phone, the company I work for is happy to just have one phone but I like to be away from it at the weekend and handy for when we go abroad as I can use my own phone with out being worried about bills.

If it could connect to two phones I might be interested in getting another.
You can connect multiple watches to one phone but not the other way round. If you just need to take calls and voice messages from the company phone, you could maybe set call forwarding and turn it off at weekends. That wouldn't work for texts though.
Yeah did consider all that but it's just a faff isn't it. Slightly ironic when every other one of our 20 apple devices seems to go off like an air raid warning when one person gets a text message lol.
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Yeah did consider all that but it's just a faff isn't it. Slightly ironic when every other one of our 20 apple devices seems to go off like an air raid warning when one person gets a text message lol.
I suppose you could always buy two watches and wear one on each wrist
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I guarantee Apple will release it and then after a year or so updates etc won't be compatible with anything earlier than a 7. Forcing you to get the latest tech.

If you can afford the new phones then it's ano brainier
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IMO it looks better and I think it's supposed to be more resilient than the aluminium one. I think the aluminium would definitely look odd with the stainless strap.
I have alu and recently changed to a stainless strap, doesn't look weird at all
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IMO it looks better and I think it's supposed to be more resilient than the aluminium one. I think the aluminium would definitely look odd with the stainless strap.
I have alu and recently changed to a stainless strap, doesn't look weird at all
I'm always happy to be corrected. Any chance of a pic?
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Seems a bit weird they've discontinued the 2 but still sell the 1. Maybe there's a logical reason for that?
The Watch series 1 they now sell is different to the original Watch 1, the original 1 had a single core processor but the 1 they sell now is dual core.
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I think the answer might be that I don't 'need' one, but I do want one!
As for most of the Apple brand...
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Do we actually need half the things we buy?

We only need a roof above our heads, water and food. Everything else is a want.

So in answer to the original question, of course you need one😉
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IMO it looks better and I think it's supposed to be more resilient than the aluminium one. I think the aluminium would definitely look odd with the stainless strap.
I have alu and recently changed to a stainless strap, doesn't look weird at all
I'm always happy to be corrected. Any chance of a pic?
Here's some pics, in the flesh you'd barely notice....
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Here's some pics, in the flesh you'd barely notice....
That is a beast of a strap! Is it from Apple?

I like the look of this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/292016449205

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IMO it looks better and I think it's supposed to be more resilient than the aluminium one. I think the aluminium would definitely look odd with the stainless strap.
I have alu and recently changed to a stainless strap, doesn't look weird at all
I'm always happy to be corrected. Any chance of a pic?
Here's some pics, in the flesh you'd barely notice....
Thanks, that does look alright. I might drop in to the Apple shop and take a look
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That is a beast of a strap! Is it from Apple?

I like the look of this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/292016449205

That looks quite smart

Mine is this one:

http://amzn.eu/gLL4CbA

Official apple ones are silly priced for what they are!
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That looks quite smart

Mine is this one:

http://amzn.eu/gLL4CbA

Official apple ones are silly priced for what they are!
Ooh I like the black version on the space grey watch!
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Official apple ones are silly priced for what they are!
Yes, I rather rashly paid over 400 for mine. Mind you, it was that or a 1600 TAG so the man maths worked perfectly
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Official apple ones are silly priced for what they are!
Yes, I rather rashly paid over 400 for mine. Mind you, it was that or a 1600 TAG so the man maths worked perfectly
400 for a watch strap?

Is it solid gold? :
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400 for a watch strap?

Is it solid gold? :
Er, no... stainless steel.

I know what you're thinking, but I always get carried away in the Apple shop.
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Yes, I rather rashly paid over 400 for mine. Mind you, it was that or a 1600 TAG so the man maths worked perfectly
Man maths indeed, my Tag needs a new strap (1,400) hence my interest in an Apple Watch... I'm SAVING money that way
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