Which Apple Watch Should I Buy? (A Quiz)

The recent release of the Apple Watch has taken the country by storm. Now, everyone wants wrist notifications.

And when it comes to choosing the right Apple Watch, there are only three models to select from.

Nonetheless, it can be really confusing—even for hardcore Apple fans—knowing which to buy.

That’s why the team at Smartwatches.org created an infographic that will help you determine which Apple Watch you should purchase: the sport, the basic, or the edition.

Which Apple Watch Should I Buy? (Infographic)


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5 Main Points to Consider Before Buying 

In more depth, here are some of the main things you should consider before buying an Apple Watch.

Consideration #1: iPhone Compatibility

To enjoy an Apple Watch, your iPhone must be a Generation 5 or higher.

Sorry everyone still using the Generation 4!

Consideration #2: Your Budget

As you can see, the Apple Watch sport is the most affordable. The basic sits in the middle between $401 and $1,099. And the Edition starts at $10,000 USD.

Price is probably the biggest determinant when deciding which to buy.

Consideration #3: Your Band Preferences

Four of the six available band options.

Four of the six available band options.

There are six different bands in total. However, not ever models have all band options available. For instance, the Sport only comes with the rubber band. (But with a range of colors to choose from.)

Moreover, some bands only come in certain sizes.

So be diligent: make sure the band you desire comes in your appropriate size.

Consideration #4: The Watch Size

There are two main sizes: the 38mm and the 42mm.

Apple says that women may prefer the 38mm, whereas men may opt for the 42mm.

To make matters a bit more complicated, the actual sizing of the band can vary depending on the material. For more information on sizing, check out the official Apple documentation.

Consideration #5: The Internal Specs

The internals are not mentioned in the infographic because they are the same across all models. So, there is really not much to consider.

Here’s a quick look at what you get when you buy an Apple Watch:

  • 8GB of internal storage (with a limit of 2GB for music and 75MB for photos)
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Heart-rate monitor, accelerometer and gyroscope (which measures movement), and an ambient light sensor (which dims the screen to save battery)

Moreover, every Apple Watch model also comes with the following wireless radios:

  • Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Near Field Communication, or NFC, which is used with Apple Pay

If you still have questions about Apple Watch, and all the features it comes with, check out this recent article on smartwatches.org that covers the specs more in-depth.


In the end, choosing the right Apple Watch comes down to appearances: the band, the face, and the screen. The Edition doesn’t start at $10,000 because it is more powerful or has a longer battery life; it is simply because the watch face is gold.

So—which Apple Watch model are *you* going to go with?


About The Author

Laurence Bradford

Laurence Bradford loves technology and writing about it. An avid exerciser, she is interested in the combination of gadgets and fitness optimization. Find her online at learntocodewith.me.