I was also wondering the same thing. Too bad the version I'm interested in buying (the black stainless steel) is only available in the LTE version. If it was an option to get the Bluetooth version in black stainless steel, I would have completed my pre-order on the 6th.
Why isn't the option available for us to buy the watch body we want (stainless steel) without functionality we don't need (LTE).
So right now i can get a refurbished lte model cheaper thsn the standard bluetooth model. If i don't pay fir lte service will it function the same as the bluetooth only version with the same battery life if lte remains off?