This was release in 2019 and should continue to recieve the updates (based on Apple’s history of supporting devices)for quite some time.
(Look at the release dates vs the End of Life Dates)
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).
Does anyone know which one of these watches has independent GPS not tied to a phone? I am an Apple Watch novice and want to get one of these for my elderly mother.
Any of the ones that say GPS only in the Model description.
Any that have gps in the title will have gps that you can use. However unless the watch is on a wifi signal or has a phone paired and close to it the watch will have no way to tell you where it is like tracking with the find my app. If you want the watch to always be able to have a data signal you need the cellular version and a data plan.
Select GPS only