Apple Watch Series 2
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.
- 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
- 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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- Critic Reviews (10)
- 81AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE10 ReviewsPC Mag80Apple Watch Series 2The Apple Watch Series 2 brings advanced fitness-tracking features that make it more useful than many of the other smartwatches we've reviewed. But it's still a considerable investment for a device you don't really need.ZDNet90Apple Watch Series 2 Review: A smartwatch I have nThe Apple Watch Sport edition has been strapped on my wrist for a month and for the most part it has exceeded all of my expectations. It's even better now that I realized I was wearing it wrong.The Wall Street Journal80Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Still Not a â€˜Need,âThe Series 2 is what the first Apple Watch should have been—a more advanced Fitbit with the good looks and features to justify wearing it all day, every day. It’s speedy, helpful and able to go where you can’t—or won’t—take your smartphone.CNET80Apple Watch Series 2 review: This time, a better sThe Apple Watch returns in a made-for-sports upgrade that adds swim functions and GPS, but anyone who's not a runner or swimmer should consider the Apple Watch Series 1 instead.TechRadar80Apple Watch 2 reviewApple has upgraded the Watch in a number of ways, and all of them useful. The extended battery life, the GPS abilities and the water-resistance now make this a compelling smartwatch - but it doesn't quite do enough to make you need such a watch in your life... yet.AppleInsider80Review: Apple Watch Series 2 is a great improvemenApple Watch Series 2 is worth your consideration. We wouldn't recommend waiting around for potential features. What it does now —fitness tracking and notifications on your wrist —it does well. Don't worry about what the future brings. Buy with confidence.Wareable80Apple Watch Series 2 reviewBattery life remains a gripe, as do some of watchOS’s quirks, but Apple has made a big statement with the Series 2. One that suggests it’s starting to understand what people want from a smartphone companion.CNN80Apple Watch 2 review: There's finally a reason toWhether you decide to splurge for the Series or not, one thing is clear: the Apple Watch is finally getting closer to where it should have been all along.The Verge80Apple Watch Series 2 review: work it outIt’s another piece of hardware on your wrist, one that looks the same as the one before it. But it’s not about a new form factor; Apple has made that clear with its newest products. It’s about what the thing can actually do.TrustedReviews80Apple Watch 2 reviewThe Apple Watch 2 might not look any different, but the refinements that Apple has made are all spot on. If you want a smartwatch that doubles as a solid fitness tracker then this is a fantastic option.
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