The “active” life cycle of a Apple Watch still a little uncertain, since we are talking about a relatively new product line. In terms of software compatibility, there is not much to complain about; but the fact is that his hardware has evolved a lot since its first generation.
Still, it all comes to an end, one day: even the most powerful and resilient hardware will stop being updated by Apple, eventually being classified as classic or obsolete. The idea of the table below is to make a survey of the active life of each Watch already released, so that you can analyze Apple's longevity standards and, who knows, even make a better decision when choosing a new smartwatch especially if we are talking about a used device.
Our table will be updated whenever necessary (that is, whenever a new model of Apple Watch is released or an entirely new version of watchOS is released), so the invitation is made for you to check this post again whenever you want.
|Apple Watch (original)||2015||watchOS 1.0||watchOS 4.3.1|
|Apple Watch Series 1||2016||watchOS 3.0||last available|
|Apple Watch Series 2||2016||watchOS 3.0||last available|
|Apple Watch Series 3||2017||watchOS 4.0||last available|
|Apple Watch Series 4||2018||watchOS 5.0||last available|
|Apple Watch Series 5||2019||watchOS 6.0||last available|
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last update: November 11, 2019.