This watch model was my “daily driver” until I recently updated to an Apple Watch 6. It still works well (and I have it as a “backup” watch) but lacks some of the newer features (like always on display).
This watch launched in 2018, 3 years ago. It was able to update to WatchOS 8; based on the support life of the Watch 3 this will most likely be able to upgrade next year to WatchOS 9 and then no longer receive updates.
TL;DR - This most likely has another year of support left.
(Look at the release dates vs the End of Life Dates)
If you’re looking for something that’s going to continue to get new features, stay updates for several years, and have some of the additional features (like always on display) this isn’t the watch for you.
The 90 day warranty does not give me the warm fuzzies about buying this refurbished from woot, however, that’s a part of the reason that the watch is cheaper than buying from Apple; after 90 days you’re on your own for any issues you might have (honestly - with the stories I’ve read in multiple different comment sections when these watches come up for sale I’d just buy direct from Apple - it might be more money but you’ll get a 1 year warranty on the device).
Apple Watch Series 6 (Your Choice) - #4 by neuronbob
If you buy one of these watches, and if you can, please come back and reply to this comment with the condition of the watch. I’d like to be sure I’m presenting both good and bad cases.
Got mine. Condition was really good. However battery was only at 81% capacity. Description said minimum 85%. Just emailed CS to see what they can do. It doesn’t even last 12 hours with minimal use before needing to be charged which is pretty disappointing.
Thanks for the update - if you can please let the forums know the result.
No problem. Still waiting for a reply back! Kind of surprised I haven’t received one yet.
They’ll respond to the email address listed in your account and you may need to check your spam folders.