It's not for sale anymore, just 5 and 3. It'll still get software support though obviously, so it's not a problem for existing 4 owners.
18 hours, but I'd say we'd get less than that.
I wasn't worried about support, just hoping to get the cellular version for my wife and not pay $500.
What kind of battery life are you looking for? Given the nature of the device and what it does, current battery tech, etc., it's going to be a "charge on the nightstand every night or every other night" thing for the foreseeable future I think.
Right.. I mean my wife just charges hers while she showers and gets dressed every day and that's enough.
I think unless the fitness tracking features are big draw for you personally, the rest of the functionality is mostly just an accumulation of little niceties that let you avoid pulling out your phone. Which I imagine would have a tough time justifying the cost for most people.
The biggest draw for me was that I leave my phone at home much of the time. I flip on cellular and go.
How does that work? Like are they both working off cellular, so you can literally just leave it at home and go to work with just the watch?The biggest draw for me was that I leave my phone at home much of the time. I flip on cellular and go.
No I'm not posting to Twitter and stuff like that on my watch but there are so many things that I can do that it's worth it. I'd say my watch and iPad are the two essential Apple devices that I own. Yeah you still need the phone but I now tend to let that lag behind for years while the others get regular updates at my house.
You pay your provider some monthly charge (that I forget) and it's somehow paired to your iPhone's number. Cellular can be toggled on/off (and yeah there's a battery hit). But yeah otherwise you can leave the phone behind.
Fixed that for you. Cause honestly these are the limits of battery life with the current tech and all that it does. Not sure what you're expecting in battery life in hardware of this class.
Can't you also get the series 3 for $200 on a budget? Assuming they keep that trend next year, that means the 4 would start at the same price in 2020. That's not bad at all for those iterations.
Iirc series 4 was like 369 for the smaller one and 429 for the larger one.
I have a ton of meetings that crop up and shift around constantly every work day, so the watch is immensely helpful in catching glimpses of those changes instantly, on top of the robust fitness features. But yeah if those aren't things you really need to track, the watch is a bit of a splurge over a necessity.
”Watch Series 4 is now available for purchase and starts at $399,” according to Google. Series 3 was 329 at launch tho, so a slight price hike if the price is launch price.
This doesn't line up with any of the launch review articles.
Interesting. I only remembered the price for the one I bought. For some reason I thought it was a bigger upgrade cost than $30.