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Tobor
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(09-11-2016, 01:49 PM)
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My issue is rather unique. I have giant wrists. The large sport strap only fits me on the last pin, and it feels wobbly and not secure.

Apple makes an XL sport strap, but only in black or white. The only other strap I can use is the SS link bracelet after adding the $49 link kit.

Black sport strap is fine, but everyone at work has black on black. It's everywhere. I wanted to be different. Do I go with silver aluminum and black or SS and black or go nuts and spend $1050 on SS with SS link?
LyleLanley
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(09-11-2016, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tobor

My issue is rather unique. I have giant wrists. The large sport strap only fits me on the last pin, and it feels wobbly and not secure.

Apple makes an XL sport strap, but only in black or white. The only other strap I can use is the SS link bracelet after adding the $49 link kit.

Black sport strap is fine, but everyone at work has black on black. It's everywhere. I wanted to be different. Do I go with silver aluminum and black or SS and black or go nuts and spend $1050 on SS with SS link?

You could go third party.
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 02:59 PM)
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Running watchOS 3 on my original Apple Watch. Install took about 3 hours. The difference is staggering. Huge update.
Chittagong
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(09-11-2016, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Muzy72

Can't decide on aluminum or stainless steel! Is the SS worth the extra $200?

I was SS for Series 0, and actually considered going for the cheaper aluminum this time sering it likely is a stop-gap generation. Then
I googled some pictures of the aluminum watch with different bands, and the thing is - it looks like a sports tech gadget, whereas the SS one looks like a watch. I guess it is because aluminum watches aren't very commin, and mostly fir sports. So, SS again.
nhlducks35
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(09-11-2016, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tobor

My issue is rather unique. I have giant wrists. The large sport strap only fits me on the last pin, and it feels wobbly and not secure.

Apple makes an XL sport strap, but only in black or white. The only other strap I can use is the SS link bracelet after adding the $49 link kit.

Black sport strap is fine, but everyone at work has black on black. It's everywhere. I wanted to be different. Do I go with silver aluminum and black or SS and black or go nuts and spend $1050 on SS with SS link?

You can try the nylon strap
infiniteloop
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(09-11-2016, 03:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by The_Inquisitor

Running watchOS 3 on my original Apple Watch. Install took about 3 hours. The difference is staggering. Huge update.

Yeah, it's a great update. Does take a while to install.
suffah
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(09-11-2016, 03:47 PM)
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Tempted to pick up the space black ss with black Milanese loop.

Will the stores have all the bands for you to mix and try?
Weevilone
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(09-11-2016, 03:51 PM)
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Have a black stainless with sport band coming. Really was interested in either the steel link bracelet for this (as an extra), or the ceramic model. Price put me off both for now.

I had this same model a year or so ago and it had too many flaws, but looks like they got addressed. Just wish I had woken to order this quickly, cause I won't be getting it for a few weeks.
infiniteloop
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(09-11-2016, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by suffah

Tempted to pick up the space black ss with black Milanese loop.

Will the stores have all the bands for you to mix and try?

Yes, Apple Store should have all the bands and cases.
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 04:21 PM)
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Ran a 5k race today with the update installed. I use strava and pair to my iphone (hopefully no iPhone anymore in a few weeks!)

Watch was MUCH more responsive. That slight judder I have become accustomed to is mostly gone. Very promising.
nhlducks35
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(09-11-2016, 04:22 PM)
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If you want to reduce lag even more you can reduce transparency in the general>accessibility settings
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

If you want to reduce lag even more you can reduce transparency in the general>accessibility settings

I had no idea. Wow just removed both transparency and the "transitions".
smokeandmirrors
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(09-11-2016, 04:28 PM)
do they have the new series 2 in apple stores yet? I wanna check one out
robotrock
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(09-11-2016, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by smokeandmirrors

do they have the new series 2 in apple stores yet? I wanna check one out

I don't think the in store demos will be out until Friday
Zeyphersan
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(09-11-2016, 04:33 PM)
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They won't have any of the new stuff until the actual launch
esmith08734
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(09-11-2016, 04:37 PM)
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Apple Watch is a great accessory. I've had model 1 for a few months. It makes checking my phone less of a priority. I feel much more involved in real life as a result, if that makes sense.
Tobor
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(09-11-2016, 04:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by LyleLanley

You could go third party.

Maybe I'm missing something, but I checked Amazon and couldn't find anything large enough.


Originally Posted by nhlducks35

You can try the nylon strap

It maxes out at 210mm, same as the large sport strap. They don't make an XL nylon strap.
PhoncipleBone
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(09-11-2016, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by esmith08734

Apple Watch is a great accessory. I've had model 1 for a few months. It makes checking my phone less of a priority. I feel much more involved in real life as a result, if that makes sense.

That is what I am thinking my feeling for the watch will be. Less looking at the phone.
Although, I am just excited to have a remote for music on my wrist.

Does it work with the AppleTV to control playback on that? And does the music remote control third party apps like Amazon Music while they play on the phone?
Zeyphersan
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(09-11-2016, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by PhoncipleBone

That is what I am thinking my feeling for the watch will be. Less looking at the phone.
Although, I am just excited to have a remote for music on my wrist.

Does it work with the AppleTV to control playback on that? And does the music remote control third party apps like Amazon Music while they play on the phone?

Yes it can be used as a remote for the Apple TV, and yes it can be used for playback of third party apps playing on your phone through the Now Playing app
PhoncipleBone
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(09-11-2016, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

Yes it can be used as a remote for the Apple TV, and yes it can be used for playback of third party apps playing on your phone through the Now Playing app

Awesome! Thanks. Should make small things in life a lot easier.
The One Who Knocks
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(09-11-2016, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeyphersan

I'm rocking a Series 0 SS right now and LOVE it. Can't imagine going to aluminum. I love the look, I love the premium feel, I love it all.

The only change I'm making when getting the Series 2 is I'm going Space Black SS this time instead of normal

How does the black stainless steel look in person? I don't have an Apple retail store nearby, don't know anybody with an Apple Watch, and have a feeling pictures don't do the appearance of the product justice to check. Not too sure how the black stainless steel looks as a watch in contrast to the silver one. Also not really sure how different coloured bands will look with it, does the black work well with a variety of band colours?
twinturbo2
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(09-11-2016, 05:33 PM)
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I'm probably going to trade in my stainless steel OG for a gold aluminum Series 2. Where can I maximize my trade in value? Best Buy is quoting $125, which isn't bad.
robotrock
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(09-11-2016, 05:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by twinturbo2

I'm probably going to trade in my stainless steel OG for a gold aluminum Series 2. Where can I maximize my trade in value? Best Buy is quoting $125, which isn't bad.

You can probably sell that for $250 or something?

I'm keeping my Stainless Steel for another year, will see what Series 3 brings.
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nhlducks35
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(09-11-2016, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by twinturbo2

I'm probably going to trade in my stainless steel OG for a gold aluminum Series 2. Where can I maximize my trade in value? Best Buy is quoting $125, which isn't bad.

Is it the 42 or 38?
twinturbo2
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(09-11-2016, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

Is it the 42 or 38?

42, yes.
Ambient80
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(09-11-2016, 05:45 PM)
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So tempted to get the SS Series 2. I have an aluminum Series 0 now but something more premium feeling/looking would be nice.
robotrock
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(09-11-2016, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ambient80

So tempted to get the SS Series 2. I have an aluminum Series 0 now but something more premium feeling/looking would be nice.

Stainless Steel Watch is awesome
nhlducks35
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(09-11-2016, 05:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by twinturbo2

42, yes.

I might be interested in buying it, I PMed you
//ARCANUM
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(09-11-2016, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by robotrock

You can probably sell that for $75 or something?

I'm keeping my Stainless Steel for another year, will see what Series 3 brings.

75? That's it? Have prices tanked that much? Is it not at least worth 200-300? Stainless steel model right?
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 06:12 PM)
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You guys are in for a real treat once WatchOS 3 goes live. I'm so impressed.
infiniteloop
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(09-11-2016, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by twinturbo2

I'm probably going to trade in my stainless steel OG for a gold aluminum Series 2. Where can I maximize my trade in value? Best Buy is quoting $125, which isn't bad.

amazon were giving ~200 with a Amazon gift card.
Guess Who
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(09-11-2016, 08:28 PM)
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The dual-core CPU and better sunlight visibility thanks to the brighter display are definitely attractive to me as a first-gen Watch owner, but I have a steel model, and I'd want to replace it with a steel, too. Not sure those two features justify $600 for me yet. WatchOS 3 also helps keep my first-gen feeling viable until the third-gen.
mid83
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(09-11-2016, 10:25 PM)
Just preordered my series 2. Pretty pumped. Hopefully it ships sooner than the listed mid to late October ship date.
Hutchie
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(09-11-2016, 10:36 PM)
Apple prices in the uk are a massive rip off compared to the us. 400 for series 2 sport? Ouch! Well its my birthday next month so if i get 200 in gifts i may spring for the rest
infiniteloop
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(09-11-2016, 10:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guess Who

The dual-core CPU and better sunlight visibility thanks to the brighter display are definitely attractive to me as a first-gen Watch owner, but I have a steel model, and I'd want to replace it with a steel, too. Not sure those two features justify $600 for me yet. WatchOS 3 also helps keep my first-gen feeling viable until the third-gen.

Yeah, same. Bought mine for $600 at launch, can get $200ish for it now. Not sure the better CPU, better screen, and GPS are worth $400.
watchOS 3 has dramatically improved the speed of the device so I'm going to stick with Series 0 for now.
Jill Sandwich
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(09-11-2016, 11:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by The_Inquisitor

You guys are in for a real treat once WatchOS 3 goes live. I'm so impressed.

How much does it improve Strava? Those little delays like opening the app and saving your workout I've got used to, it'd be nice for a speed bump.
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 11:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jill Sandwich

How much does it improve Strava? Those little delays like opening the app and saving your workout I've got used to, it'd be nice for a speed bump.

It was seamless today. I was shocked. Even turning my wrist during workout it was more responsive. I'm looking forward to phone-less runs.
Social
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(09-11-2016, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hutchie

Apple prices in the uk are a massive rip off compared to the us. 400 for series 2 sport? Ouch! Well its my birthday next month so if i get 200 in gifts i may spring for the rest

469 euro in Belgium for the 42. Yikes!
Solideliquid
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(09-11-2016, 11:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Guess Who

The dual-core CPU and better sunlight visibility thanks to the brighter display are definitely attractive to me as a first-gen Watch owner, but I have a steel model, and I'd want to replace it with a steel, too. Not sure those two features justify $600 for me yet. WatchOS 3 also helps keep my first-gen feeling viable until the third-gen.

Yeah same. Have series 2 preordered (gold 42), but will update my S0 on Tuesday and if it seems like a whole new experience and added speed, may cancel the preorder.

On the other hand, that water proofing alone is worth it because every time a sprinkle of water hits the watch I expect it to be gone. Can't help it, with all the paranoia around water damage and apple mobile devices over the years.
robotrock
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(09-11-2016, 11:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solideliquid

Yeah same. Have series 2 preordered (gold 42), but will update my S0 on Tuesday and if it seems like a whole new experience and added speed, may cancel the preorder.

On the other hand, that water proofing alone is worth it because every time a sprinkle of water hits the watch I expect it to be gone. Can't help it, with all the paranoia around water damage and apple mobile devices over the years.

I have rinsed my Watch under a gentle faucet a few times
Guess Who
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(09-11-2016, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solideliquid

Yeah same. Have series 2 preordered (gold 42), but will update my S0 on Tuesday and if it seems like a whole new experience and added speed, may cancel the preorder.

On the other hand, that water proofing alone is worth it because every time a sprinkle of water hits the watch I expect it to be gone. Can't help it, with all the paranoia around water damage and apple mobile devices over the years.

People go swimming with their Series 0 watch. It's very water resistant.
brianmcdoogle
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(09-11-2016, 11:42 PM)
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What happens if your Watch dies because of water then? How do they determine whether it is a defect of the "splash proof" and not because you went swimming or diving or whatever?
The_Inquisitor
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(09-11-2016, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by brianmcdoogle

What happens if your Watch dies because of water then? How do they determine whether it is a defect of the "splash proof" and not because you went swimming or diving or whatever?

For most electronics you tend to guarantee "less" than what is characterized. For example If a watch is rated for 50m it probably is capable of ~110% of this. That in the industry is called a guardband. This is why many people were able to swim with their gen1 watches w/ no issue. I very much doubt these watches will die very easily to water. New watch isn't just splashproof FYI. It was supposed to survive at 50m for 30 mins.
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Anion
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(09-11-2016, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solideliquid

Yeah same. Have series 2 preordered (gold 42), but will update my S0 on Tuesday and if it seems like a whole new experience and added speed, may cancel the preorder.

On the other hand, that water proofing alone is worth it because every time a sprinkle of water hits the watch I expect it to be gone. Can't help it, with all the paranoia around water damage and apple mobile devices over the years.

Lol. I wash my og 42mm with handsoap every week lol...I learned last week that it was splashproof and not waterproof for under 1ft. Not sure how I convinced myself it was waterproof, but apparently I did and didnt bother to check lmao.

I have washed my car, run many miles, washed it in the faucet, taken it in the shower so many times lol.
SuperPac
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(09-12-2016, 12:05 AM)
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I've worn my Series 0 in the pool before - it survived. I just rinsed it off with regular water after.
Zeyphersan
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(09-12-2016, 12:06 AM)
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Saw the Space Black in store today (still just Series 0). Still gorgeous, can't wait
Miyahon
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(09-12-2016, 12:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Solideliquid

Yeah same. Have series 2 preordered (gold 42), but will update my S0 on Tuesday and if it seems like a whole new experience and added speed, may cancel the preorder.

On the other hand, that water proofing alone is worth it because every time a sprinkle of water hits the watch I expect it to be gone. Can't help it, with all the paranoia around water damage and apple mobile devices over the years.

You should not worry about water with the original Apple Watch. I've gotten water on it and even run it under the faucet to clean it from sweating. I even went snorkeling with it at a lake for close to 2 hours under water and nothing happened to it. I still have AppleCare on it until next year so if something does happen to it I'm covered.
robotrock
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(09-12-2016, 12:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by //ARCANUM

75? That's it? Have prices tanked that much? Is it not at least worth 200-300? Stainless steel model right?

Ah yeah my bad it totally is. Post edited
Camp1nCarl
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(09-12-2016, 02:35 AM)
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Will I most likely be able to roll into the store on Day 1 and pick up the Nike edition come late October or should I preorder to be safe? Would rather just pick it up in-store TBH
Deadly Cyclone
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(09-12-2016, 02:51 AM)
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I can't decide between gold and silver. My Moto 360 is silver with a bown leather band and it looks nice. I do love gold though... Gold wont look as nice with brown leather.

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