I was wondering, if I were to buy an Apple Watch today, which model would give me the best CPU performance bang for the buck? Turns out, it’s the Series 4:
|CPU speed in MHz||Price||Price/Perf Ratio|
|Series 4 (GPS, 44mm)||2652||$250||10.6|
|Series 6 (GPS, 44mm)||3447*||$429*||8.0|
|Series 5 (GPS, 44mm)||2652||$329||8.1|
|Series 3 (GPS, 42mm)||1326||$209||6.3|
- The Series 6 isn’t out yet, but is expected in fall 2020. I base the Series 6 CPU performance estimate and price based on the history of Apple Watch speeds and prices. And yes, the Series 4 and Series 5 have the same CPU speed, so we should be seeing a jump with the Series 6.
Personally, I’m waiting for the Series 6 in the fall, because I want the sleep tracking and blood oxygen detection features that are rumored to be coming. But if I didn’t care about these things, and had to buy a watch now, I’d try and find a Series 4.