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« on: September 11, 2019, 04:05:19 pm »

Which Apple Watch model should you get: Aluminum or steel?

Each year, we put the new Apple Watches through the paces to determine which ones are the best for most folks. We've been doing this each year since the first Apple Watch was released so we know what to look for and why.





Apple Watch Series 5 Aluminum

The People's Apple Watch



from $399 at Apple

Pros

Price
Choice of with or without cellular
Same features for much less
Lighter
Nike+ version
Cons

Durability vs. stainless steel
Ion-X strengthened glass not as good as sapphire crystal
The Apple Watch Series 5 aluminum version is the one to beat this season. It offers the same great features as the stainless steel version for much less.





Apple Watch Series 5 Stainless Steel

Elegance at a price



from $699 at Apple

Pros

Stainless steel is a stronger material
Saphire Crystal glass front
Cons

Pricey
Scratches are more noticable
No Nike+ version
Weighs more
Durable yes, but this Apple Watch costs $300 more than the aluminum model. Thanks to the polished shine, it also shows t...

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