Some Top Thoughts on Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch Series 2 which will be available on September 2016 comes in three different models: The Sports model which costs around $369 approximately; the stainless steel model which is little expensive and costs $549, and a ceramic model, the most expensive one that costs $1,249. The Nike model of Apple Watch Series 2 will also be available around $369. All of the different variations of Apple Watch Series 2 watches have the same internal functions and programs, the only difference are the external materials.
In the following article by Nicole Nguyen from BuzzFeed News, she explains her final thoughts on Apple Watch Series 2
Apple’s new watch is faster, more water-resistant, and more fitness-friendly than ever. The Series 2 is definitely an improvement over the original Apple Watch — but, in my opinion, it’s only worth the $369 if you’re an athlete (especially if you’re a swimmer) who’s really going to take advantage of the new features.
And if you live an ~active lifestyle~ you’ve probably considered every tracker under the sun. If you’re looking specifically for fitness gadgetry, consult this guide first.
Having tried a lot of them (except for Fitbit’s upcoming water-friendly Flex 2), I will say that this Apple Watch has the best swim tracking interface I’ve seen — and swimmers, triathletes, and surfers should seriously consider getting this watch.
But it doesn’t have auto-exercise tracking capabilities found on other devices, and routes tracked with the Workout app can’t be synced with third-party apps like Strava and MapMyRun.
And in the end, the Apple Watch Series 2 still has all the pitfalls of being a smartwatch (namely its daylong battery life and bulk, compared to something more lightweight like Fitbit’s Flex or Jawbone’s Up).
Please visit Buzzfeed to read the full article titled “The New Apple Watch Makes Me Not Hate Smartwatches Quite As Much“!
Majority of customers are impressed with this latest upgrade of Apple Watch Series. It is a complete portable fitness tracker and an impressive Smartwatch. It is definitely a lot better than April 2015 version of Apple Watch. The top notch GPS and highly water resistance capacity of this watch makes it an impressive Smartwatch and a Fitness Tracker. It is a very useful accessory to have, especially if you are into fitness. If you are a daily workout or athletic routine person, then this watch will be very useful for you!
The new Watch looks almost exactly like the old Watch. It’s like the iPhone 7: no one will notice that you’ve got the new model, which shows a confidence in the original design, but may also disappoint you if you like to show off that you have the latest and greatest gadget. It’s the exact opposite approach Fitbit — Apple’s main competitor in the fitness-tracking world — has taken this year. Fitbit has released four new wearables, all different in their design, but with much of the same technology distributed throughout them. Apple has retained its old design, but added new technology.
There are small differences in the new Watch’s appearance. The OLED display on the new Watch is brighter — in fact Apple says it’s the brightest display it has ever made. And if you look closely enough, you can see that the new Watch is just a tad thicker (0.9mm, to be exact). But again, it’s kind of like it just ate a big meal; you might be aware of it, but no one else will notice. Also, imagine that big meal was a bigger battery.
In the article recently published on WSJ.com by JOANNA STERN, she wrote:
Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Still Not a ‘Need,’ Finally a ‘Want’
If you bought an Apple Watch last year, I feel bad for you. Not because you’ll miss out on the new watch’s GPS or waterproofing, but because on the old one, it often feels like it takes less time to play a round of Monopoly than to launch an app. The new dual-core processor combined with the new WatchOS 3 operating system is a huge improvement.
Apps launch quicker and keep running, instead of giving up and crashing. And scrolling through them is swift. WatchOS 3 itself has some speed improvements that enable the original Watch to run faster, but still not fast enough.
At least current Apple Watch owners benefit from the new navigation, which no longer requires a flow chart. Tap on the right button for a carousel of your favorite apps, which Apple has designed to launch quicker. And now, swiping up from the bottom quickly brings up settings. (Too bad Apple won’t kill the polka-dot app screen.)
It all enables me to better use the watch throughout my day, to check weather, see what’s on my schedule and glance at app notifications. Compared with fitness wearables, that all-day-long utility is Apple’s greatest strength. Click here to read the entire article!
Apple Watch Series 2 is the best smartwatch, but that's not saying much. These are still niche and 'meh' products https://t.co/IyQY4SqHcs
— Dan Graziano (@DanGraziano) September 14, 2016
The following article by Scott Stein of CNET.com mentions some important thoughts about the GPS system on Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch Series 2 also has something that many activity trackers already pack. GPS tracking for runs happens automatically on Apple Watch, and it starts acquiring position once the iPhone is away from it. This is useful for runners because it means a map of your run can be stored to look at where you went, and how far you ran. And it means you can finally leave your phone at home during the run.
Apple’s GPS function in its included Workouts app stores the data as a map that can be opened in Apple’s on-iPhone Activity app. The map of your run is color-coded to show how fast you were moving.
I tried it on a bunch of walks, and it knew where I was through my whole walk. More impressively, it acquired my position quickly.
GPS isn’t supported in other apps yet, but it will be — including the constellation-locating Night Sky and the hike-tracking app Viewranger.
For runners, the Apple Watch Series 2 will be helpful — but keep in mind that with GPS on, battery life during workouts shrinks down quite a bit. Expect around 5 hours, or less when listening to music. No, that’s not a lot. Apple advises you deactivate heart rate for longer GPS-connected runs, but other GPS heart rate-enabled fitness watches like the Fitbit Surge last longer. Please visit the source to read the entire article about “Apple Watch Series 2 review“!
As far as I know Apple Watch Series 2 is the best Smartwatch available at present, I don’t think that it will have any major competition with other smartwatches in the current market. So, if you are looking for the latest technology of Smartwatch, then the Apple Watch Series 2 is the must buy. This a very impressive and a next level smartwatch!