We Gadget Labbers all agree: If you have an iPhone, the Apple Watch is the best wearable to go with it. The only question is, which version do you get? Last year, Apple announced its latest edition, the Series 7. The company is still selling the Series SE and the aging Series 3, but the much-loved Series 6 has gotten the boot. (You may still find it on sale, though.) All these watches look reasonably similar and have a rotating stable of features. Here, we go over which one is best for you and whether older models are worth the price.
Updated April 2022: We added information on Apple Watch accessories and service, and added information about the U1 chip.
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