We are going to show you in this article how to find out what series your Apple Watch is in case you need to identify it. If you need to know what series your Apple Watch is, for example, to request a repair quote, follow the instructions mentioned in this article.
Apple Watch is a device whose design has changed very little throughout its successive series and versions. Currently, on Apple’s website, there are 3 series of its smartwatch available: the Series 6, the SE and the Apple Watch Series 3. If you see them on, the Series 3 is probably the easiest to identify, because both the case and the retina display are the smallest. But in case you don’t have a chance to compare them, follow the instructions below.
Instructions on how to identify your Apple Watch Series
The first thing you need to be able to identify your Apple Watch is the model number. To do this:
- Take your iPhone and open the Apple Watch app.
- Click on the “My Watch” tab.
- In the “General” > “Information” section, look for the “Model” field.
- Next to the “Model” section you will see a number that you need to tap.
- You will then see a 4-digit number starting with the letter “A”. This is your Apple Watch model.
Another way to find out the model of your Apple Watch is to enter the serial number, which is located on the back of the case, on the following website: https://checkcoverage.apple.com/, which will give you all the information about your model.
You can also find the serial number and model on your Apple Watch by following the instructions below:
- On your Apple Watch, open the “Settings” app.
- Tap “General” > “Information”.
- Scroll down until you see the serial number or IMEI and model.
I know the model, how do I find out what series my Apple Watch is?
Once you know the model of your watch, you can check which series it belongs to in the list below. Then you can determine what Apple Watch bands to buy to personalize it!
Please note that depending on the series variant (Nike or Hermés, for example), case size or continent (Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific or mainland China), the Apple Watch model code may change. In this table you will find a list of all existing models and the series to which they belong:
|Series 6||A2291, A2292, A2293, A2294, A2375, A2376|
|SE||A2351, A2352, A2353, A2355, A2354, A2356|
|Series 5||A2092, A2093, A2094, A2156, A2095, A2157|
|Series 4||A1977, A1978, A1975, A2007, A1976, A2008|
|Series 3||A1858, A1859, A1860, A1889, A1890, A1861, A1891, A1892|
|Series 2||A1757, A1758, A1816, A1817|
|Series 1||A1802, A1803|
|Apple Watch 1st generation||A1553, A1554|
Apple Watch Band Models by Series
One of the most common reasons why it is necessary to know the series of the Apple Watch is because we need, or simply want, to buy a new strap.
In addition to having different types of band attachments (Solo Loop, Milanese Loop, Sport or link bracelet), the size of the case and the series or model determine the bands available for your smartwatch. Within the different models, you’ll find variations in colour, design, material and so on.
Types of Apple Watch bands
As mentioned above, there are 4 types of Apple Watch bands:
- Solo Loop or Solo Loop Braided Strap: an elastic strap, which is characterised by the absence of a clasp and which stretches at the bottom to put it on and take it off the wrist.
- Milanese Loop Strap: a bracelet that can be fully opened by sliding the magnetic clasp over the pin (or connector) of the strap.
- Sport strap: equipped with a clip fastener that is inserted into the holes of the strap itself depending on the model chosen.
- Link strap: a traditional bracelet that opens in 2 parts using so-called “quick release buttons”.
For reasons of safety of your device, we recommend that, when changing the strap, you consult the nearest official Apple service centre to make sure that you do not force the slot and that it is correctly positioned. You can also customize your Apple Watchband with aftermarket pieces.
Apple Watch, the leader in smartwatch sales
According to data published by the consultancy Counterpoint in March 2021, Apple smartwatches were the best-selling smartwatches in the 4th quarter of 2020. With a total of 12.9 million Series 6 and SE units sold, its market share was 40%, a 6% growth compared to the same quarter last year.
According to analysts, part of this success is due to the launch of the Apple Watch SE with similar features to the Series 6 and a very affordable price point (between €299 and €349).
Since the launch of the first Apple Watch in 2015, a total of 100 million units have been sold worldwide across all models.
The following is a summary of the main features of the 3 Apple Watch series currently on sale.
Comparison of Apple Watch models
|Series 6||SE||Series 3|
|Choice of 44 or 40 mm casing.||Choice of 44 or 40 mm casing.||38 or 42 mm casing to choose.|
|Large retina display (368 x 448 pixels) always on.||Large retina display (368 x 448 pixels) activated by lifting the wrist.||Retina display (312 x 390 pixels)|
|Includes blood oxygen app and electrocardiogram||–||–|
|High or low heart rate notifications and irregular rhythm warning.||High or low heart rate notifications and irregular rhythm warning.||High or low heart rate notifications and irregular rhythm warning.|
|SOS emergency.International emergency calls.Fall detection.Noise control.||SOS emergency.International emergency calls.Fall detection.Noise control.||SOS emergency.|
|Mobile connection available.||Mobile connection available.||–|
|Compatible with Family Settings.||Compatible with Family Settings.||–|
|Altimeter always active.||Altimeter always active.||Altimeter|
|32 GB capacity.||32 GB capacity.||8 GB capacity.|
|4G, WIFI and Bluetooth connection||4G, WIFI and Bluetooth connection||WIFI and Bluetooth|