Apple has recently announced the successor of smartwatch 1 (series 1) and that’s Apple watch series 2. Apple has come up with lots of new features in this package. This watch could give a tough competition to the other high ending sports watches.
Let us have look at the features and different editions of Apple watch series 2 that Apple has announced.
Design of Apple Watch Series 2
Apple watches series 2 is almost 1 mm thicker than its previous one.
The watch is available in stainless steel, aluminium and ceramic body.
It is water resistant for up to 50 m.
The overall look of this watch is exactly the same as that of the previous one. It really feels premium around the wrist. The display quality of the watch, curved edges, the spinning digital crown on the watch all gives a premium feel.
Its weighs normal neither too heavy nor too light.
At the back side of the watch, there is are 4 LED’s that senses the pulse of your hand to determine how fast your heart is pumping. It monitors heart rate quite accurately. The LED’s on the backside feels a bit bulging, but once you wear it, It doesn’t feel like that.
Apple Series 2 Editions
The basic design is the same but Apple comes up with 4 variants of Apple watch series 2. Depending on their prices.
Apple watch series 2 editions
Watch series 2 (simple)
Apple watch series 2 Nike edition (Nike+ Run Club app)
Apple watch series 2 HERMES edition
Watch series 2 edition
All these variants have same specs, the only difference is in there compatible removable accessories, like strap, dock, Nike sports band…etc
Screen of Apple Watch Series 2
The brightness of OLED is very good in direct sunlight.
The display is really sharp and crisp.
Apple hasn’t altered much in the screen dimensions. Its the same 1.65-in display with a resolution of 390 x 312.
Theoretically, its brightness is up-to 1000 nits. But practically I’ve personally noticed it brighter than the previous one.
Due to the OLED its the edge to the battery that the black background of the screen is turned off, when not in use. This saves the battery a lot.
As we know this model is water resistant. Apple has put a very unique feature named “Wet Mode“. Which locks away the display & disables the touch when turned ON.
Apple watch series 2 Wet Mode
How this feature is unique?
Let me explain it a bit…! As water is a good conductor of electricity. The touchscreen can sense water and can respond to some random actions (like they were performed by physical touch). So with the integration of this wet mode, the screen is safe. This mode activates automatically when swim track mode is selected.
In order to unlock this you need to spin the side crown and when its clear out of the water it will send the pulse to shove out the water if any left.
The screen of Apple watches series 2 is the eye-catching element. Although it is not of as high resolution as others in the market, it is sharp and bright enough to be seen in any scenario.
The new watch OS is very useful
Dual core processor feels snappier
The biggest upgrade on the Apple watch series 2 is the dual-core S-2 processor.
The response is not that instant as was expected. While swiping between the apps it is great, But while opening the dock with apps it is not as speedy as it should be.
Overall the improved processor, graphical power and efficiency improvements from this new OS mean, the watch is stable.
The screen stays off on your wrist. As you raise it to see the time it lights up the display. That’s good as it saves battery.
Most of the app settings are controlled by your phone that is synced with it. The watch itself offers very less facility for setting changes.
Then there is Breathe app that after some time reminds you to lean back and catch your breath peacefully. This reminder gives you some time out of stress and that great.
It can track almost 7 hr of running
Music playback & Heart rate monitor limits the battery life
This watch lasts for almost 2 days
As compared to the previous one the battery is very impressive than expected. Running the GPS is not a problem now due to large power back up.
Apple hasn’t stated about the battery size or performance but the good news is you can get 2 days out of it.
For those cases where GPS is not used, the battery timing is improved.
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Well, It is not best on the market as there are watches from Pebble and Garmin. That has a much better battery then it offers in a single charge. But those devices lack functionality and beauty, that apple watch series 2 brings.
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