Compare Apple Watch models

watch
Series 3GPS

watch
Series 1

Apple Watch

Aluminium case
with Sport Band

Apple Watch Nike+

Aluminium case
with Nike Sport Band

Apple Watch

Aluminium case
with Sport Band

Chip

Faster dual-core
processor

Apple wireless chip

Dual-core processor

Features

Built-in GPS and GLONASS

 

Barometer altimeter

 

Water resistant 50 meters1

 

Heart rate sensor

 

Accelerometer

 

Gyroscope

 

Ambient light sensor

 

Capacity 8GB

 

Composite back

 

 

 

 

Water resistant 50 meters1

 

Heart rate sensor

 

Accelerometer

 

Gyroscope

 

Ambient light sensor

 

Capacity 8GB

 

Composite back

Connectivity

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)

Bluetooth 4.2

Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)

Bluetooth 4.2

Display

Second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch

2x brighter (1,000 nits)

lon-X glass (strengthened glass)

272x340 pixels (38mm)

312x390 pixels (42mm)

OLED Retina display with Force Touch
(450 nits)

lon-X glass (strengthened glass)

272x340 pixels (38mm)

312x390 pixels (42mm)

Display

Built-in rechargeable
lithium-ion battery

Up to 18 hours3

Magnetic charging cable

USB power adapter

Built-in rechargeable
lithium-ion battery

Up to 18 hours4

Magnetic charging cable

  1. Apple Watch Series 3 has a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 3 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
  2. Apple Watch Series 1 has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. Apple Watch Series 1 is splash and water resistant, but submerging Apple Watch Series 1 is not recommended.
  3. Apple Watch battery testing was conducted by Apple in August 2017 using pre-production Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS), each paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary.
  4. Apple Watch battery testing was conducted by Apple in August 2016 using pre-production Apple Watch Series 1 paired with an iPhone; all devices were tested with pre-release software. Battery life varies by use, configuration and many other factors; actual results will vary. See www.apple.com/batteries and www.apple.com/watch/battery.html for more information.Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) and Apple Watch Series 1 require an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 11 or later. Some features may not be available for all countries or regions.
    To learn more about wearing Apple Watch, getting a good fit, potential skin sensitivity, and proper care and cleaning, see support.apple.com//HT204665.
    All models come in distinct case and strap combinations. Sport Band, Woven Nylon, stainless steel and leather straps are all compatible with all Apple Watch models.