We all know that you can get the Apple Watch in aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel. We have also heard a lot about why we should get the aluminum Apple Watch and- of course- its titanium counterpart. But what about the stainless-steel watch?
Now, the stainless-steel Apple Watch is considerably more expensive than the aluminum watch, so it is natural to second-guess whether to buy it. Is the stainless-steel Apple Watch worth it? What are the pros and cons? Read on to find out.
Let’s have a look at what you stand to gain (or lose) from choosing to go with the stainless-steel Apple Watch.
Pros of the stainless-steel Apple Watch
- There are several benefits that come with purchasing the stainless-steel Apple Watch, and one of them is how beautiful it is.
The watch comes with a sapphire crystal display option. This feature is not only pretty, but it also makes it very difficult for your screen to get scratches on it.
- Another pro is that the watch comes with a stainless-steel magnetic charging puck. This is a much better alternative than the plastic puck that accompanies the aluminum watch. We don’t have to mention the durability, plus it is so much sleeker!
- The stainless-steel Apple Watch is also a much stronger and more durable option compared to the aluminum watch and is not as prone to large cracks.
Cons of the stainless-steel Apple Watch
- When talking about the cons of getting the stainless-steel Apple Watch, the price is important to note as it is way more expensive than the aluminum watch.
Also, if you are someone who likes matte and understated accessories, the stainless-steel watch would be a bit too flashy for your liking.
- Also, due to its glossy finish, scratches, wear-and-tear, and micro-abrasions are much more visible on the stainless-steel Apple Watch.
We don’t think it is so bad because even with the visible scratches, it is still much more difficult to crack or damage the stainless-steel Apple Watch.
- Lest we forget, if you get bothered seeing fingerprints on your device, be prepared to carry a piece of cloth around when wearing your stainless-steel Apple Watch. Because those fingerprints stick, and they will be visible.
Well, we can’t say it is better because the aluminum and titanium watches also have their pros (and cons). In terms of technical features, there is not much of a difference between the two watches, but in style and strength (and, cough, price) there is a lot to consider.
For example, the aluminum band is a much cheaper option, and not as flashy as the stainless-steel watch. If you are a fan of understated accessories, you would definitely prefer this watch.
Also, it is easier to spot scratches on the stainless steel than on the aluminum watch. On the flip side, if you plan to use your Apple Watch for a long time, you’ll appreciate the stainless-steel option as it often lasts longer.
So basically, it could or could not be better. It all depends on your style preferences and what you want out of your devices. Just go for what works best for you!
Yes, we believe it is worth it. While this option costs more than the aluminum watch, it also has its fair share of perks. Particularly the style, strength, and durability of the product. If you don’t mind paying the extra cost for something more fashionable that you can use long-term, we say go for it!
Unfortunately, the stainless-steel Apple Watch is not scratch resistant. Just like other stainless-steel Watches, it is prone to scratching. And the drawback with this is that scratches on the stainless-steel Watch are much more noticeable than on the aluminum. As we mentioned earlier, this is expected because the stainless-steel Watch has a glossier finish.
Now, let’s talk about how the stainless-steel Apple Watch feels on your wrist. As far as comfortability goes, it is not the most comfortable option. Apart from the weight (which is noticeably heavier than the aluminum watch), it is also not the best option for working out or engaging in long periods of activity.
Like most steel bands, it tends to come loose throughout the day and can get quite uncomfortable. There is an easy fix though, as you could get a different band for working out, or on days you’ll be moving around a lot. Otherwise, you shouldn’t have any problems with it.
The stainless-steel Apple Watch band is not waterproof. As a matter of fact, none of the bands are waterproof. But don’t fret, many are water-resistant. Unfortunately, the stainless-steel band is not one of those, and this happens to be one of its cons. Apple has explicitly stated that the stainless steel and leather bands are not water-resistant and should not be exposed to liquids.
We love the stainless-steel Apple Watch and yes, we believe it is worth it. Every product has its pros and cons, but you’d agree with us that the benefits of the stainless-steel Apple Watch far outweigh the cons (if you can afford it).
We do believe that some parts could be better, particularly the noticeability of scratches and micro-abrasions. Also, for people who do not like feeling the weight of accessories, those additional grams could be inconvenient.
But we love how strong it is, and also how long it lasts. If you are someone who likes using devices for a while, this certainly works in your favor. Plus, it is so beautiful!
So, is the stainless-steel Apple Watch worth it? Our honest answer is yes!
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