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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 3432 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You’ll love this watch

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    MisterE
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    I am coming to apple from Android for the first time...ever. With that in mind I though I’d try everything so I got the iPhone, AirPods, and this watch. Comparing the whole experience and functionality to Android I can tell you that Apple just makes the experience so much better. As you use the watch you’ll come across things that demonstrate all the extra steps Apple took to make the watch work for each person. The watch pairs quickly with my phone and I can use it to control songs and volume for my AirPods. The way apps from the iPhone interact with Apple Watch is truly amazing and more complete than anything my android phone and watch could do. One app I have is for weather radar and my watch can display a live radar sweep itself. That’s just cool. Apps that have watch capability will automatically add that part of the app to the watch if you want, super easy. Phone calls are super clear and realizable as well when using the watch. Heart rate monitoring is awesome and automatically tracks your heartbeat during the day. This data is then graphed for you on the watch and your iPhone. The watch loads apps without any delay and hasn’t slowed at all since purchase. The battery easily lasts all day even when mixing in a full hour workout and playing with the watch all day. Most nights I’ll have 40 percent or more battery left. The watch is comfortable to wear all day. The display is incredibly bright and easily visible in direct sunlight. The aluminum feels quite solid and I have no concerns about damaging it. In the end this is a great accessory for an IPhone. It is especially useful if you have AirPods and/or workout regularly as the heath tracking functionality is amazing. It will even give you reminders throughout the day to keep up with your exercise and movement goals to ensure you’re on track. Just get the watch. It’s worth it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A huge upgrade from the first gen Apple Watch!

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    SteveL
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    Bottom Line: The Apple Watch Series 4 showcases a series of refinements to the features that made the Apple Watch the leader of the smartwatch category. Pros: sleeker design, larger display, faster and more responsive, improved heart and motion sensors, compatible with existing bands Cons: still an iPhone accessory, price Review: Fans of the Apple Watch won’t he disappointed with the Series 4. Although the changes to the case design seem minor, they have a big impact on the experience. Series 4, compared the previous design, looks and feels less like a “smartwatch” and more just like a “watch.” The bigger screen is fantastic, especially compared to my S0. I love the new watch faces, and the extra screen size helps when typing directly on the screen. For instance, when entering my passcode, I’m less likely to hit the wrong numbers, since the button sizes are closer to those of my fingertips. There are several under-the hood improvements as well. For me, the upgraded processor is huge, since it (re)enables a lot of features that no longer ran well on the S0, including Siri and Music. The heart sensor is also much better at keeping track of your heart rate, which is helpful during activities like bike riding. Although the Series 4 is a nice improvement over previous generations, the Apple Watch is still very much an iPhone accessory. It’s appeal will primarily be those who are upgrading from earlier models and, perhaps, someone who is heavily considering making the jump into wearables that is already invested in Apple’s ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best SmartWatch

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    Pubg
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    Awesome investment. I was between a rock and a hard place when the Series 4 was announced because I wanted the cellular but was told if my device is usually around me not to bother with the additional expense. It was great advice. I can still pick up calls if my phone is about 45 feet away. The sound quality is clear and pretty loud for a watch. I love the fact it automatically picks up when I start running and tracks my workout along with my HR. One con is it will not sync your “steps” from your phone to your watch for the day. (Like in case you kept your phone in your pocket THEN put on the watch.) It does track HR at various points throughout the day and motivates you to keep active by setting goals at the beginning/end of a week. The txt feature is nice, I’d like a modified keyboard just because it would probably make replying to txt faster. I do suggest updating your phone device PRIOR to opening your watch from the packaging because it does become a bit of a delay if you have to wait for it which takes some of the fun out from the initial experience. I got the sport band that came with my watch and I haven’t replaced it yet. I like how sleek the band is and how the rubber isn’t stiff unto the skin and it is smooth. It makes for an easier transition for those who haven’t worn watches before. I wish the bumpers/cases/screen protectors would have been more readily available for purchase when the preorders were delivered just because I find myself having to wait for them to be released with is a little nerve wracking (Let’s be honest, it’s an expensive device, I want it protected!) All in all, I really enjoy my watch and I use it daily since I’ve gotten it. It was completely worth the wait and worth the trading off of getting the S3-Cellular and just getting the S4-GPS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I want to love it but don't

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    Timothy
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    First off like many people I get sucked into Apple's products pretty easily. I have always enjoyed their products and always have felt like I get the value of what I pay for their products. (Except the Apple Pencil, that thing was the worst $100 I have ever spent on any product I have ever purchased). Anyway when the Series 1 Apple watch came out, I liked the concept but just couldn't get over the terrible 18 hour battery life between charges. To me that was unacceptable for a smartwatch so I instead went with the Garmin Fenix 3HR which gave me almost 7 days consistently which included 3-4 1.5-2.5 hour bike rides recordings. It was and still is an amazing watch. However, it wasn't as refined, I couldn't respond to text messages, and Garmin tends to come out with new devices and leave their old ones behind unsupported. That's why this year when the Series 4 came out I decided to give it a go. Positives: - It (as it should) integrates and syncs with my iPhone very well - It's responsive and doesn't feel "laggy" - The screen is bright and pretty - It tells time Neutrals: - Personally I get 2 full days between charges which is borderline acceptable IMO For the negatives: #1 The screen is as soft as butter. I have had this less than 3 months and never wear it biking or when i am doing anything where I think I might potentially scratch the screen and yet the face looks like I've owned for 10 years. (My garmin still is perfect btw) #2 With the exception of the occasional thumbs up text response or the even less occasional use of the walkie talkie function, I don't find myself using this more than telling time, checking steps, and clearing notifications. All of which can be done on a much less expensive of a device. All in all, I am pretty disappointed with the features as I thought they would be more useful and even more disappointed with the build quality for the price they are commanding. Subtracting .5 stars for the features and 2.5 stars for the terrible quality of the glass.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch Series 4, GPS version, 44 MM

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    TechGeek
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    Fantastic Watch!!! This is my 3rd Apple Watch, and I am truly impressed of the vast improvements made over the various series offered by Apple. When the series 3 offered cellular, I decided to upgrade and try it out. While it was a novel idea, I found it really was not as useful as I thought it would be. In fact, there was only one time where I did not have my iPhone with me when I went to the local grocery store. Also, I had difficulty answering my watch if I was in my home. Calls would fail or I could not even answer calls on my watch. Then, there was the $10.00/month fee just for having cellular shrive on the watch, amounting to over $120.00/year, plus fees. Suffice to say, when I heard about the series 4 coming out I decided I would upgrade to it which I did a few weeks ago, canceling my cellular plan, with one exception. I only purchased the GPS version!!! Let's just say I am very pleased with its performance so far. The watch speaker volume is much better!!! I can actually answer and make phone calls without incurring any problems as I did with the series 3 cellular version. The ECG feature, fall protection feature, Siri, etc are awesome. Hands down, I highly recommend the series 4 GPS version!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb smart watch

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    Euphoria64
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    I wish I could give a good comparison between this smart watch and others out there, but I can say that this thing is wonderful. I love wearing a watch and have been wanting an AW for a long time. After the updated styling and new screen, I had to get it. I am not a power user so I can't comment on all the crazy functionality and cool apps and what the apps do. The things AW does well that I love are the simple things: text messaging, heart rate and ECG, and listening to voice calls and music through the built in speaker. And even though the watch faces are limited, I really like the information available on some of the new faces for the series 4. Lastly, the battery on this thing is insane. I have watched reviews on the series 4 and the battery is described as lasting a day. They must be using it a ton, because I always have over 50% battery easily at the end of the day, usually 60-70%. About my only gripe is that the glass screen scratched super easily for me. I barely brushed against a laminate counter and have an ugly scratch along the top edge of the screen. I was depressed for most of that day. Oh, and this thing is really expensive. Thank you BestBuy 0% financing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One excellent watch! Great Design.

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    Ice2Ice2
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    I have been an Apple fan since 1991 and this watch is just an absolute dream. I did not purchase the previous models since I did not see the need to own one but this one is one that I had to have. The obvious change is the design, Apple says the watch has as been redesigned and reengineered from front to back. The new screen is 30 per cent larger thanks to the sizes getting a bump from 38mm and 42mm to 40mm and 44mm models. That new screen itself is a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO), which basically means you get a high-quality OLED display that chomps through less power. I have been getting approx 17+ hours a day out of the battery and this is excellent. Text is bigger, and much easier to read. The buttons are larger, so selection errors are less common. My only complaint is that when you use the stepping counter it does seem to kick in only after 15-20 steps. However, everything else about this watch is very nice and so easy to use. I like the touch screen and the maps fill the watch space when using Apple Maps. The magnetic charging is great and the supplied charger and the bigger Apple Charger work nicely. I really like this new design and new watch. Great job Apple!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A worthy upgrade

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    jrpitt
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    I was considering an upgrade from my Series 2 and then went to my local Best Buy to look at the Series 4. Immediately, I was impressed with the case re-design and the increased screen size. Playing with the watch in the store gave me a reasonable idea of how much the internals were improved, little did I know. I've now had it for almost a month and while I can say I really enjoyed my Series 2 right from the start, the Series 4 is leaps and bounds improved. The watch fits much more comfortably on the wrist due to the change in case dimensions. There is very minimal increase in the size of the case itself but the screen size is noticeable by comparison to previous versions. The new infographic faces are great but they are somewhat limited at this point. That will change. Did I mention this watch is FAST. Apple really hit a home run with Series 4 as it feels like they produced what the watch always should have been. If you're not sure, if you're on the fence, go look at one and be prepared to swipe your card!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't purchase again

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    gsmiller
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    I wanted an Apple Watch since they were first introduced and finally decided to shell out the money for one once the Series 4 was released. If I could describe this in one word, that word would be disappointing. The Apple Watch is very limited and I find myself only using a couple of its features, those being Messages and Activity. Beyond that, I don't really use it for anything else. I have had several issues with the watch, most of which were resolved by changing the settings but some still persist. I can never turn the watch off (to save battery life) because when I do, iMessage stops working. As a result, messages sent from my watch will be sent as a text and not iMessage, and they will usually fail to send. This problem also occurs if the watch ever dies. To solve this problem, I have to turn iMessage off on my iPhone 8 and turn it back on, wait for the "iMessage is now being used on Apple Watch" notification and tap "Okay." Contacting Apple support about this problem did not result in any fix. I plan on keeping this watch until it's no longer usable and unless for whatever reason I cannot see myself living without another Apple Watch, will not be purchasing a replacement.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple Watch Yet

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    Seanm57
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    I have owned the first generation aluminum Apple Watch, the Series 2 aluminum, and the series 2 Stainless Steel. This Series 4 aluminum is the best of all. The thinner profile is noticeable and much better looking. The speed is fantastic. I use my Apple Watch while working out at the gym. I use the Gymaholic app on the watch and play music from the watch to the Apple Airpods. With the series 2, this was a frustrating process with lots of waiting. I'd start the music app and wait. Select a playlist and wait, select shuffle and wait, etc etc. Now everything responds immediately and I can get to working out and not standing around poking at the watch. I prefer the stainless finish, but I don't like that LTE is required for the stainless model. I can't use that function with my company phone, so its just an additional $100 price increase without any benefit to me. I have also used Fitbit charges, Nike Fuelband, and the Jawbone wearable. None of them come close to the utility and ease of use of the Series 4 Apple Watch. If you are hesitant, don't be, You will love it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

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    CoffeeLover
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    I love the new Apple Watch Series 4! One of my favorite features is that I can see my text messages, calls, or notifications while at work, where it is prohibited to use a cell phone. Battery life is pretty good, sometimes I have more than 60% left at the end of my day (turning the watch on at 8 AM). At first I thought the battery life wasn't that great because I'd be 2 hours into work, being 10AM and the watch would show 90%. So for every 2 hrs, 10% will be used for me and my options that I have turned on. Which would make sense of the 60% at the end of my 8 hr work day. Battery life will depend on your settings and that example above isn't perfect but a decent estimation for my lifestyle. Which apps you use, how many notifications you get, whether you used it for a call and the duration of that call, having the screen light up on movement/wrist raise, or by tapping it will determine how long your battery lasts. The watch charges within an hour, so you can continue to use this watch for your everyday needs. I also use this to remind me to drink my water everyday lol.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade

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    DBLA
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    Bought to upgrade my Wifes Series 3, wanted to get the larger watch face. So far she loves it, the watch face is noticeably larger especially when trying to tap things etc. Don’t get me wrong the 3 was great but this one is overall better. Had the cellular version but after paying almost 15.00 per month on AT&T and hardly ever taking advantage of the cellular feature since our phones are with us 99% of the time and you can do everything that the cellular feature does as long as your phone is connected, we opted to drop the cellular feature, sell the series 3 and upgrade to the 4 GPS version. Also loving the walkie talkie feature, which is also in the new watch iOS for older apple watches. We also love the safety features like fall or slip detection, notification if it detects irregular heartbeat, and the EKG function. Can’t wait for my Nike series 4 to show up in Oct.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It is a good product.

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    Prasoon
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    Apple didn't become the most valuable company by making mediocre product and apple does have put lot of thoughts and effort in making the new apple watch series 4. The features are amazing including the new ECG heart monitor and fall detection. It lives up to the hype and creates a easy user friendly interface between your phone and the watch. I would prefer they launch a version in round as well as in square so, it won't look little weird in my hand. Every major competitor who makes a smart watch has a round watch...Samsung, Movado, Tag Heuer, Fossil to name a few. It will be nice to see a round apple watch in next version. One little thing is, I am left handed person and I have a habit of wearing the watch in left hand as well. So, it kind of awkward using the watch with my right hand but its totally my thing nothing against apple. Good product, if you like to maintain an active a busy life style. My Rating : Technology: 9/10 Design/style: 4/10 Quality: 8/10 Interface between Phone & Watch: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    Lucy
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    I'm new to Apple, after getting my first iPhone in Nov and falling in love I figured I might as well go head and grab a watch and iPad but I did not want to pay Apple prices. One night I dropped by BB and they had this watch open-box for a GREAT price. After thinking about for a min I purchased the watch and went home. I've been wearing it for about a month now and I love it. It took a while to figure it out but after doing some googling and just playing around with it I love it. I thought the 40 mm would be too big on my wrist but it looks great to me. The only blemish was on the bottom of the watch like near the heart rate sensor. I will say I have picked up a few hairline scratches since getting the watch so I really need to get a screen protector or case. Also I wasn't able to purchase Apple Care which was a bummer. I've overall very happy with the watch and price of the open-box item. Oh also the only thing that was missing in the box was the size small band but you get those on Amazon for cheap.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device, finally with the power I wanted

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    Big9erfan
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    The series 4 Apple Watch finally has all the power and enough battery for me. On a full charge it lasts 2 days. In reality I charge it for 20-30 minutes every day while I’m in the shower and that’s more than enough to get through the day and then some. The stand notification is really nice, making sure I don’t sit still too long. The step accuracy seems to be on par with a Fitbit, if not more accurate. The heart rate monitor could be more constant like a Fitbit, but I knew what I was getting. The improved notifications over a Fitbit are awesome, being able to see emoji, and being able to reply from the watch. I know some knock Siri but I have had very good experiences with Siri dictating from the watch, seemingly more accurate than from the phone (though that could also be due to the microphone being closer to my mouth. The ECG functionality was recently released and is pretty cool, though Ive not had any afib in the past so it’s not like I’m expecting any. The readings look fine, but I don’t have anything to compare it against other than other devices and tracking my heart rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent smartwatch

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    Mechace
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    In the past, I owned and used the Series 1 and 2. From my past experience using both of them, they weren’t super practical to me due to how slow they are and lack of practical functionality when it comes to the OS experience. Giving the Series 4 a shot, I can confidently say that the watch has improved to the points where it suits my needs. For myself, I’m not the biggest exercise junky, but definitely look over my phone for reminders, notifications, etc. The watch definitely delivers in that regard in a non intrusive and transparent way. Switching through apps has been smooth and navigating through options has been simplified even more. With the 44mm size screen, you can viably use the watch as your map navigator rather than constantly looking/listening to your phone. The series 4 is great for any iOS users that wants to enter the smartwatch game, but would not recommend upgrading their Series 3 watches.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nothing too exciting. Apple store services-poor

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    BestBuy4Life
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    There is NO major differences between the 3 series and 4 series. Too much hype. The only disappointment with the watch (or any Apple product), if there is an issue, you can't bring it back to Best Buy to look at it or fix it. They direct you to go to one of the Apple stores. Such a headache! If you go to the store, you need to schedule an appointment with one of the Apple representatives (confusing considering there is no desk or direction until I asked an employee to help), then had to wait a minimum of 2 hours or schedule a day and time to come in. No wonder the Apple store always seems busy! Majority of the costumers are the ones with issues with their Apple product. All Best Buy locations should have at least one Apple specialist to help with this instead of going to the limited Apple Stores that you have to wait a long time before being seen or schedule an appointment for something that took less then 15 minutes. For this reason alone, I'm turning away from Apple products.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Marginal upgrade from Apple Watch 3

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    JSEEGS
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    This is Apple’s best watch yet, but only a marginal upgrade from Watch 3, so if you already have that watch, I would say wait until Apple does something more significant. The extra screen real estate is nice, but Apple’s new Infograph Watch faces that actually take advantage of the extra space amazingly omit the ability to set some of the most used functions like your text messages and email. But don’t worry, you CAN set it to show the UV index lol. Again, this is a great watch but the real star is Watch OS 5, which all previous watches can run. Having just moved from Watch 3 to 4, I think the software runs great on both but is noticeably zippier on Watch 4, but not so much faster that it warrants the upgrade. Also, unrelated to hardware, the new Walkie Talkie feature is cool when it works but my god is it shockingly buggy. Feels like testing something in beta.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade to this bad boy

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    DillyIndy
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    I had been using the Fitbit versa and although I like their competition and overall health way more.. I needed my smart watch to be much.. much more. This watch also introduced competitions... one on one.. but it’s a step in the right direction. I also had the Apple Watch 2 and the battery is almost lasting twice as long. Still need to plug it in every night... so their sleep tracking is pretty much out of the question (fitbits is way better). I supplemented with the sleep cycle app. It doesn’t alert you when you hit 10k steps but it uses rings that are also motivating. Standing for at least a minute or moving for 12 hours out of the day. Exercising for at least a 1/2 hour a day. And burning (for me) 600 cals per day. Pretty easy to close them daily. Overall very happy with my purchase because it works with my MacBook, Apple TV, iPhone, and airpods! Pretty much a no brainer! Got it from Best Buy also so I had no interest for a whole year. And with money back in certificates.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch

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    Mandee
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    I honestly didn’t think I was going to love this watch as much as I do. It’s encouraged me to move more, and the health tracking benefits are amazing. The fall detection and Heart monitoring abilities are so helpful. It’s great to be able to check text messages and other notifications without having to look at my phone, and being able to make phone calls from my wrist is a plus. Pokémon Go Players, this watch is extraordinarily helpful! Since they’ve introduced the Adventure Sync, the watch counts all of my steps, and that transfers over to the game, meaning more distance covered, candies and hatched eggs. Win! Overall it’s was a good purchase, I’ve encouraged my parents to get one, and I’ve had several other friends and family who have purchased one because they liked mine. The staff that handled the store pick up were also excellent. Great experience all around, would recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend