Haven't posted in a while - had a lot of personal stuff going on, but haven't forgotten about you all. I'll have a more general "state of my eyes" thread shortly, but...
I've been fitness tracking (NEEEEED to lose weight) for a while. A few years ago I had a Microsoft Band 2, which I loved and had no problems looking at, but MS got out of that game. Then I used a Gear Fit, and then a Gear Fit 2. But having switched to an Apple phone (I currently use an iPhone 7+ and will soon upgrade to an iPhone 8+, with the Techarmor Matte from Skinomi) the Gear Fit was just not cutting it. So I switched to Apple Watch.
At first, the display was really so-so for me. And even now I'm not convinced it's great, but it's usable as... a watch, and a step counter. For the 5 seconds I look at it, it is perfectly fine.
But it's a first-gen watch. And it's getting old/slow/bad. So I'm going to upgrade.
And here's where the issues kick in. Currently, Apple sells two watches. The Series 3 and the Series 5. The 3 ought to be pretty similar to the 1 - same casing, same screen (I guess?) but faster chip and better sensors. And cellular. And on-board storage for music. So, kinda neat.
But the Series 5 is MUCH thinner, and ostensibly a better watch. That said, it has an "always on" screen. I'm not thrilled by this idea, since it reeks of the newest iPhones (which are tolerable to me for only short intervals), but maybe it isn't so bad?
I'm going to go to an AT&T store and play with them both, compared to my Series 1, just to see how they look (like, if the 5 gives me instant headaches, then that's one question answered) but do any of you have any experience here? Own either device?
(The Series 4, which is no longer sold new, has the same screen (ostensibly) as the Series 5, but not "always on" so might have been a safer middle ground...)
Before anyone asks, the biggest reason I'm looking into a 5 is that the speaker and sensors are much better - it has an EKG/ElectroGalvanic heart monitor instead of the optical one (although the optical one is probably fine), and better sensors and waterproofing, etc. etc.
Thanks in advance!