Which Apple Watch do I have? This way you can recognize all Apple Watch models

Do you have no idea which Apple Watch model you have exactly? In this overview, you will find all Apple Watch models in a row, including model numbers and specific characteristics.

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Which Apple Watch models are there?

There are all kinds of Apple Watch models, but which Apple Watch do you have on your wrist? Thanks to this overview of Apple Watch models, you can find out which Apple Watch you have, such as the Apple Watch Series 1 or the Apple Watch Series 4. Thanks to serial numbers and external features, you will know which Apple Watch model you have in an instant.

Where can I find the Apple Watch model number?

You can find the model number of your Apple Watch in the Watch app on the paired iPhone. Go to My Watch and tap General> About> Model. The correct model number will now be displayed. In addition to the standard models, Apple also has some special editions such as the Apple Watch HermèsApple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Nike +.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 6 (2020)?

Which Apple Watch models are thereCharacteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 6 (2020):

  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS model number: A2291 (40mm) and A2292 (44mm). Also recognizable by the dark ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 GPS + Cellular (not available in the Netherlands and Belgium) model number: A2293, A2375 (40mm) and A2294, A2376 (44mm). Also recognizable by the red ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Two sizes: 40mm and 44mm.
  • Larger screen area and rounded corners.
  • Aluminum case (GPS & GPS + Cellular) and stainless steel, titanium and ceramic (GPS + Cellular).
  • Colors: space gray, gold, silver, red or blue (aluminum), graphite, silver or gold (stainless steel), titanium and space black titanium (titanium).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel).
  • The entire back of ceramic.
  • Introduced in September 2020.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 6 overview for more information.

The Apple Watch Series 6 was introduced in September 2020 and has the pulse oximeter as its biggest innovation. The housing is slightly thinner, but you can hardly see that with the naked eye. The back can be recognized by the extra (red) sensors, incorporated in the black surface of the ceramic. Recognizable with this model are the red and blue versions of the aluminum Apple Watch.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch SE (2020)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch 2021Characteristic features of an Apple Watch SE (2020):

  • Apple Watch SE GPS model number: A2351 (40mm) and A2352 (44mm).
  • Apple Watch SE GPS + Cellular (not available in the Netherlands and Belgium) model number: A2353, A2355 (40mm) and A2354, A2356 (44mm). Also recognizable by the red ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Two sizes: 40mm and 44mm.
  • Larger screen area and rounded corners.
  • Aluminum housing (GPS & GPS + Cellular).
  • Colors: space gray, gold, or silver (aluminum).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum).
  • The entire back of ceramic.
  • Introduced in September 2020.
  • Read our Apple Watch SE overview for more information.

The Apple Watch SE has no ECG and no pulse oximeter. Therefore, there is no sensor in the Digital Crown, so it does not have a dark ring. The Apple Watch SE does have the same design as the Series 4 and newer but without the new colors red and blue of the Apple Watch Series 6.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 5 (2019)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch 2021Characteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 5 (2019):

  • Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (not available in the Netherlands and Belgium) model number: A2094, A2156 (40mm) and A2095, A2157 (44mm). Also recognizable by the red ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Apple Watch Series 5 GPS model number: A2092 (40mm) and A2093 (44mm). Also recognizable by the dark ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Two sizes: 40mm and 44mm.
  • Larger screen area and rounded corners.
  • Stainless steel, titanium and ceramic case (GPS + Cellular) and aluminum (GPS & GPS + Cellular).
  • Colors: space gray, gold or silver (aluminum) and space black, silver or gold (stainless steel), titanium and space black titanium (titanium), white (ceramic).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel).
  • Entire back of ceramic.
  • Introduced in September 2019.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 5 review about the pros and cons.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 5 overview for more information.

Just like its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 5 has a new design with more rounded corners and a larger screen. New is the addition of a compass and always-on screen, but you see nothing of that when switched off.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 4 (2018)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch 2021Characteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 4 (2018):

  • Apple Watch Series 4 GPS + Cellular (not available in the Netherlands and Belgium) model number: A1975, A2007 (40mm) and A1976, A2008 (44mm). Also recognizable by the red ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Apple Watch Series 4 GPS model number: A1977 (40mm) and A1978 (44mm). Also recognizable by the dark ring on the Digital Crown.
  • Two new sizes: 40mm and 44mm.
  • Larger screen area and rounded corners.
  • Stainless steel case (GPS + Cellular) and aluminum (GPS & GPS + Cellular).
  • Colors: space gray, gold or silver (aluminum) and space black, silver or gold (stainless steel).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel).
  • The entire back of ceramic.
  • Introduced in September 2018.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 4 review about the pros and cons.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 4 overview for more information.

The Apple Watch Series 4 has a completely new design with more rounded corners and a larger screen. That’s why Apple has also introduced two new Apple Watch sizes: 40mm and 44mm. The Digital Crown has also been redesigned and is flatter. While turning the Digital Crown, you feel small taps, making it look like a mechanical knob.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 3 (2017)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch 2021Characteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 3 (2017):

  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (not available in the Netherlands and Belgium) model number: A1860, A1889, A1890 (38mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (42MM). Also recognizable by the red Digital Crown.
  • Apple Watch Series 3 GPS model number: A1858 (38mm) and A1859 (42mm).
  • Stainless steel (GPS + Cellular), ceramic (GPS + Cellular) and aluminum (GPS & GPS + Cellular) case.
  • Colors: space gray, gold or silver (aluminum), space black or silver (stainless steel) and white or gray (ceramic).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel, and ceramics).
  • Back of composite (GPS) or ceramic (GPS + Cellular).
  • Introduced in September 2017.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review about the pros and cons.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 3 overview for more information.

The Apple Watch Series 3 was the first model of which a 4G version was also released, which can be used independently of the iPhone. This model is not available in the Netherlands and Belgium and cannot be used in these countries, because no mobile network supports it. Roaming with a foreign data bundle does not work on these models either.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 2 (2016)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch SECharacteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 2 (2016):

  • Apple Watch Series 2 model number: A1757 (38mm) and A1758 (42mm).
  • Apple Watch Series 2 Edition model number: A1816 (38mm) and A1817 (42mm).
  • Aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic case.
  • Colors: space gray, gold, rose gold or silver (aluminum), space black or silver (stainless steel) and white (ceramic).
  • Screen Ion-X-glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel, and ceramics).
  • Ceramic back.
  • Introduced in September 2016.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 2 review about the pros and cons.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 2 overview for more information.

The Apple Watch Series 2 appeared in 2016 simultaneously with the Series 1 mentioned below. Both models are largely the same, but the Series 2 features built-in GPS and has improved water resistance. This model is, therefore, more suitable for people who want to exercise fanatically.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 1 (2016)?

How do I recognize an Apple Watch SECharacteristic features of an Apple Watch Series 1 (2016):

  • Apple Watch Series 1 model number: A1802 (38mm) and A1803 (42mm).
  • Aluminum case.
  • Colors: space gray, gold, rose gold, or silver.
  • Screen Ion-X glass.
  • Back of composite.
  • Introduced in September 2016.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 1 overview for more information.

The Series 1 appeared at the same time as the Apple Watch Series 2, but is more like the original model in terms of features. The main improvement is that it has a faster processor, but GPS is missing. This model is a good choice if you want a smoothly working smartwatch but do not often exercise with it outdoors.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Series 0 (1st generation; 2015)?

Characteristic features of an original Apple Watch (2015):

  • Apple Watch Series 0 (1st generation) model number: A1553 (38mm) and A1554 (42mm).
  • Stainless steel case, aluminum ( Apple Watch Sport ) and 18-karat gold ( Apple Watch Edition ).
  • Colors: space gray, gold, rose gold or silver (aluminum), space black or silver (stainless steel) and yellow gold and rose gold (18 karat gold).
  • Ion-X glass (aluminum) or sapphire crystal (stainless steel and 18-karat gold) screen.
  • Back of composite (aluminum) or ceramic (stainless steel and 18-karat gold).
  • Introduced in April 2015.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 0 review about the pros and cons.
  • Read our Apple Watch Series 0 overview for more information.
  • No longer suitable for watchOS 5 .

This is the first model of the Apple Watch, with a relatively slow processor. Using apps is not very smooth, so we only recommend this model if you only want to use the Apple Watch for notifications and telling the time.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Sport (2015)?

The Apple Watch Sport is the aluminum version of the original Apple Watch, also known as the Apple Watch Series 0. The Apple Watch Sport, therefore, has model numbers A1533 (38mm) and A1554 (42mm). The Apple Watch Sport came in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold. The Apple Watch Sport was sold with a sports band in different colors. You can read more about the functions and features in our Apple Watch Sport overview.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Nike + (several years)?

The Apple Watch Nike + is a version that has appeared with several Apple Watch models. Since the Apple Watch Series 2, a Nike version has been released every year. The Apple Watch Nike +, therefore, has the same model number as the corresponding Series models:

  • Nike Series 6, GPS: A2291 (40mm) and A2292 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 6, GPS + Cellular: A2293, A2375 (40mm) and A2294, A2376 (44mm)
  • Nike SE, GPS: A2351 (40mm) and A2352 (44mm)
  • Nike SE, GPS + Cellular: A2353, A2355 (40mm) and A2354, A2356 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 5, GPS: A2092 (40mm) and A2093 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 5, GPS + Cellular: A2094, A2156 (40mm) and A2095, A2157 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 4, GPS: A1977 (40mm) and A1978 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 4 , GPS + Cellular: A1975, A1976 (40mm) and A1976, A2008 (44mm)
  • Nike Series 3, GPS: A1858 (38mm) and A1859 (42mm)
  • Nike Series 3, GPS + Cellular: A1860, A1889, A1890 (38mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (42mm)
  • Nike Series 2, GPS: A1757 (38mm) and A1758 (42mm)

The Apple Watch Nike + is only available in aluminum, in both silver and space gray. An Apple Watch Nike + can also be recognized by the special Nike strap with holes, in different colors. The Apple Watch Nike + is also equipped with special Nike watch faces. Read more about the functions and features in our Apple Watch Nike + overview.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Hermès (several years)?

The Apple Wach Hermès is a version that is available with several Apple Watch models. The Apple Watch Hermès is available in the original Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch Series 3 and the Apple Watch Series 4. The model numbers, therefore, correspond to the Series models of the same name:

  • Hermès Series 6, GPS + Cellular: A2293, A2375 (40mm) and A2294, A2376 (44mm)
  • Hermès Series 5 , GPS + Cellular: A2094, A2156 (40mm) and A2095, A2157 (44mm)
  • Hermès Series 4, GPS + Cellular: A1975, A2007 (40mm) and A1976, A2008 (44mm)
  • Hermès Series 3, GPS + Cellular: A1860, A1889, A1890 (38mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (42mm)
  • Hermès Series 2, GPS + Cellular: A1757 (38mm) and A1758 (42mm)
  • Hermès Series 0: A1553 (38mm) and A1554 (42mm)

The Apple Watch Hermès is only available with a stainless steel case. The watch comes with a special Hermès leather strap and features exclusive Hermès dials. Read more about the functions and features in our Apple Watch Hermès overview.

How do I recognize an Apple Watch Edition (multiple years)?

The Apple Watch Edition is the most expensive version of the Apple Watch and appeared for several Apple Watch models. Apple Watch Edition versions of the Apple Watch Series 0, Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 3 have appeared, with the same model number as the other Series models (with the exception of the Apple Watch Series 2). Versions of the Edition have also appeared of the Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 6: with the Series 5 in titanium and ceramic, with the Series 6 only in titanium.

  • Edition Series 6 Titanium, GPS + Cellular: A2293, A2375 (40mm) and A2294, A2376 (44mm)
  • Edition Series 5 Titanium / Ceramic, GPS + Cellular: A2094, A2156 (40mm) and A2095, A2157 (44mm)
  • Edition Series 3, GPS + Cellular: A1860, A1889, A1890 (38mm) and A1861, A1891, A1892 (42mm)
  • Edition Series 2, GPS: A1816 (38mm) and A1817 (42mm)
  • Edition Series 0: A1553 (38mm) and A1554 (42mm)

The Apple Watch Edition has appeared in multiple materials. The Edition version of the Apple Watch Series 0 appeared with 18-karat yellow gold or rose gold case. Starting with the Apple Watch Series 2, the Apple Watch Edition is only available in ceramic (white on Series 2, white and gray on Series 3). Read more in our Apple Watch Edition overview about the functions and features.

What about Apple Watch material?

Based on the model number of your Apple Watch you can immediately see which series it is. The same model number is used per series for the different materials. So it doesn’t matter whether you have an aluminum or stainless steel version of a particular Apple Watch, because the model number is the same. However, each size Apple Watch has a different model number. You can also determine your model number based on the material used for the screen and the back. The material used is described on the back of the Apple Watch.

Which Apple Watch should I choose?

In this article, we have briefly indicated for each Apple Watch model for which type of user it is interesting. For example, some Apple Watch models are ideal for athletes, while others are great for people who only need notifications and apps. Still not sure which Apple Watch you want? In our article Compare Apple Watch article you can read more about specific functions and which one suits you best.

Which Apple Watch should I buy?

Have you become enthusiastic after reading this article and want to buy an Apple Watch? In the overview below you will find the Apple Watch prices of the current models and which stores you can go to.

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