Just got my new V3 non-LTE watch. No real impressions yet, since it still seems to be loading stuff from the phone. Didn’t realize how much my V1 had aged between the crown not turning as easily and the rubber band getting much harder.
I wanted a stainless steel model, but since Apple decided to make all versions LTE except the Sport, I bought a grey sport. Bought a brown leather band to go with it, but it doesn’t really go well with the grey aluminum so it’s most likely going back. I just can’t justify $10 a month for something I would barely use for LTE. Maybe $5 a month would have been ok?
Anyway, Seattle Area store there was a line of about a dozen people at 4pm when I was there. All kids. I was surprised there was any line that late in the day for what was a pretty minor update.
Edit: Ok, it amazingly quicker than the V1. My speed test is adding items to my grocery list with “hey Siri”. This morning I was trying to add something, and it took about 3 times before Siri even acknowledged I was talking to it. Then I get the “I’ll tap you when I am ready” message and it takes somewhere between 5-10 seconds. V3, it has heard me right away every time so far, and then there is no delay. I get a message that the item is added immediately.
Loading apps isn’t lightning quick, but it’s the first time opening many of them, so I need more time to tell.