Apple Watch Series 2

Apple  Watch Series 2
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Engadget Review

The Series 2 is the best smartwatch you can buy, but it's not the best sports watch. Even with the waterproofing and built-in GPS, it's best if you think of this as a fitness tracker -- albeit, a very stylish, feature-rich fitness tracker. The pace calculations are often incorrect, which will annoy athletes training for events where speed matters. Walkers, hikers and recreational users might be less bothered. Even so, the Series 2 is similar enough to the cheaper Series 1 that most people won't have enough of a reason to buy the more expensive model. You'd have to either be a swimmer, or just keen on the idea of tracking your miles each day.

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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Apple Watch Series 2
Most people are better off with the lower-priced Series 1.
Engadget
EngadgetOctober 01, 2016

Pros

  • Faster performance and longer battery life than before
  • watchOS 3 feels much more intuitive
  • Waterproof design means you can take it swimming
  • Built-in GPS is good for walkers, hikers and casual joggers
  • Screen is more than twice as bright
  • Works with the same bands as the first-gen watch

Cons

  • Average pace calculations in workouts are often off the mark
  • Distance tracking in running falters if you stop to walk
  • Activity app is missing features you'll find in other fitness apps
  • More watch faces, please
  • The Series 1 watch offers many of the same features for $100 less
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