The seller is in fact from Israel. If it's just a firmware upgrade to get it to the current standard, then that's not a problem. I just hope that the watch ships in such a way that when you first turn it on, it prompts you for your choice of display-language on the very first screen that comes up. I don't know Israeli or whatever language it is that is spoken in that region, so if it were to default to Israeli, I might encounter some difficulty in switching it to English. LOL.