In September 2016, the second generation of the Apple Watch was announced, and this generation consisted of two streams – Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. As soon as the Series 1 Watches were announced, production of the Apple Watch 1st Generation was discontinued. The Apple Watch Series 1 was put on sale at a lower initial sales price than the 1st Generation Watch, was still available in the same two sizes (42 and 38 mm), but was only made available in a single (Sport band) variant.
The Apple Watch Series 1 was fitted with an Apple S1P processor, a lower cost variant of the Apple S2. The difference between the two types of CPU is that the Apple S2 chip, which was fitted to the higher priced and higher spec Apple Watch Series 2, had a GPS chip, but the S1P did not. The lack of a GPS chip meant that the Apple Watch Series 1 was still reliant on pairing with a compatible iPhone (an iPhone 5 or a later model) for location services to be enabled. Retaining the 8 GB storage and 512 MB RAM, Taptic Engine, fitness tracking and health monitoring functions, the Apple Watch Series 1 was a great value replacement for the original Apple Watch, and continued in production until September 2017.
The Apple Watch Series 1 was a lower cost successor to the original Apple Watch, and came with all the fitness tracking and health monitoring benefits of its predecessor. Once you’ve known the convenience of being able to keep a handle not only on your texts and emails, but also your vital signs, fitness and activity levels, via a wearable device, it can be devastating if something goes wrong with it. Don’t let water damage, a cracked screen or a broken strap spoil your fitness regime – the moment something happens to your Apple Watch, get it repaired by an iTech – your local Apple repair expert. There are iTech repair centres spread all over the UK, so there is always one near at hand when you need an Apple Watch Series 1 repair. You can call out one of our iTechs to repair your Watch at your home or workplace, or you can call in at your nearest repair centre to get your on-demand Apple Watch repair done. Whichever service option you select, you can be sure that our iTechs will deliver a rapid, professional repair at a competitive price.
Apple Watch (Series 1) repair costs vary and are constantly changing. We will keep updating this page so you can get an idea on what you should be paying for repairs in your area.