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Is the Apple Watch 4 still worth it in 2022?

One of the cheapest Apple Watches of the year - but is it still worth buying in 2022?

Cheap Apple Watch 4: is it still worth it?

The Apple Watch Series 4 was released in 2018, but when you look at it now in 2022 and compare it to some of its competitors in the market, the natural question to ask is: Will a cheap and used Apple Watch 4 feel sluggish to today’s latest models? After all, it is already several years old. 

However, after personally using a refurbished Apple Watch 4 for a couple of weeks now, you can rest assured that you won’t notice any degradation in performance at all. It will definitely feel and work like a new Apple device, especially when bought from Back Market.

How does the refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 feel on the wrist?

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the Apple Watch 4 felt feather light. Running with a used Apple Watch 4 felt great, and if you've never worn a smartwatch to your workout, you don't need to worry about the comfort. Although there is a bulge at the bottom of the device - like any fitness tracker that has a heart rate sensor - the watch still felt very comfortable and it was easy to forget it was even on my wrist.

If you want a fitness tracker that you don't have to charge every day, consider a Fitbit - these tend to last three days and if you're interested in the Garmin Watch: the Garmin app provides more data than the Apple counterpart can. When comparing the Apple Watch to other smartwatches such as Samsung smartwatches, it really is a matter of preference. Yes, Apple is known for its more accurate heart rate sensors, but many praise Samsung's interface for being sleeker when it comes to navigating apps and watch features.

What about tracking your workouts?

In case you didn't know, it is well known among techies that Apple Watches have some of the best fitness tracking sensors out there. They can record heartbeat and GPS coordinates better than most competitors, no matter what workout you're doing.

The native Apple Activity app doesn't offer a lot of insight, but it has a slick and simple interface (like every Apple product), and you can easily install a plethora of other apps to view more data from your workout if you're hungry for more numbers.

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Which feature stands out in the Apple Watch 4?

Whether you're getting a new Apple Watch or an older, refurbished Apple Watch, one feature you’ll love is the Fitness Rings, which motivate you to reach your daily fitness goals. Unlike other fitness watches, the rings feel like the most intuitive approach to tracking calories burned, exercise time, and standing time. See in the photo:

What features are missing from this older Apple Watch?

Is the Apple Watch 4 still worth using in 2022? Just because it's an older Apple Watch doesn't mean it can't serve you as well as the latest model! The only "essential" features it lacks compared to the Apple Watch Series 6 are the always-on display and blood oxygen readings.

So if you can find a good deal on an Apple Watch Series 4, grab it if those features aren't important to you.

Final remarks on the Apple Watch 4

As we've said before, this isn't the latest Apple Watch anymore, but it has the exact same body and display as the latest Apple Watches. So if you're looking for a cheap Apple Watch on a budget, this second hand refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 could be the perfect smartwatch for you.

At Back Market you can already buy them in “Excellent” condition for around £150. When you buy a used Apple Watch, you can also save almost 50 grams of electronic waste :) All the more reason to buy an Apple Watch Series 4!

Cheap Apple Watch 4: is it still worth it?

After personally using a refurbished Apple Watch 4 for a couple of weeks now, you can rest assured that you won’t notice any degradation in performance at all. It will definitely feel and work like a new Apple device, especially when bought from Back Market.

How does the refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 feel on the wrist?

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, the Apple Watch 4 felt feather light. Running with a used Apple Watch 4 felt great, and if you've never worn a smartwatch to your workout, you don't need to worry about the comfort.

Which feature stands out in the Apple Watch 4?

Whether you're getting a new Apple Watch or an older, refurbished Apple Watch, one feature you’ll love is the Fitness Rings, which motivate you to reach your daily fitness goals.

What features are missing from this older Apple Watch?

The only "essential" features it lacks compared to the Apple Watch Series 6 are the always-on display and blood oxygen readings.

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