Apple Watch 2

Stiggy

Distinguished Member
With less than 3 weeks to go, it feels like a good time to start a discussion.

It's all rumours at this stage, but the current thinking is:
Integrated GPS
Barometer
Better battery life
Higher waterproof rating

No standalone cellular connection
No camera
No additional health sensors

I love my Apple Watch, but I'm still to be convinced I need an upgrade.
 

Mr X

Distinguished Member
Right now I'm saying that I'll be resisting the urge to upgrade. The only thing that would convince me is a better form factor (slightly thinner) but I would if it was significantly faster. Love my watch but there are too many times when it just takes too long to open and app.

The sensible thing for me would be to wait for the AW3 but I never do the sensible thing!
 

Sebastalona

Distinguished Member
Still more than happy with my watch. I really only use it for the time, to log walks and cycles, and notifications! Really don't need anything more than that personally.
 

ssbib

Distinguished Member
I can't afford to even consider it with a wedding to save up for now.
 

Ben-H

Well-known Member
I've held off buying one for the last few months to see if a second AW comes out. Waiting forward to see what's new.
 

Desmo

Distinguished Member
Same here. Just waiting for release of the next version and I'm 99% in.
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
Looking forward to this. Have been wanting to buy the AW for a while now, but have been holding off for the AW2. FaceTime via the watch will be useful and I would like it to be thinner than the current AW, which it is rumoured to be. I've noticed quite a few apps I've downloaded have had AW versions, which I felt would be quite useful.
 

Stiggy

Distinguished Member
Looking forward to this. Have been wanting to buy the AW for a while now, but have been holding off for the AW2. FaceTime via the watch will be useful and I would like it to be thinner than the current AW, which it is rumoured to be. I've noticed quite a few apps I've downloaded have had AW versions, which I felt would be quite useful.
There's no firm evidence of a camera yet, I fact it's hard to see where it would physically fit into the current design.

The current rumours are there will be a low-end Sport version with almost no new features, and the higher end models will get the biggest changes. Not long to wait to find out.
 

CAS FAN

Distinguished Member
There's no firm evidence of a camera yet, I fact it's hard to see where it would physically fit into the current design.

The current rumours are there will be a low-end Sport version with almost no new features, and the higher end models will get the biggest changes. Not long to wait to find out.

Ah fair enough, was just a rumour I heard. Like you say, not long until we all find out.
 

Anastie

Well-known Member
Just found this thread. I was about to buy a used AW. I will wait now :)
 

rabidrat50

Novice Member
I've was watching the Apple keynote address on ios10 & watch os3 which looks very promising & supposed to speed up the Apple watch a lot & add new features.

Though if there is a major Apple Watch 2 update with better battery & waterproofing faster processor, slightly bigger screen, bettercamera for FaceTime & linked photos video & Siri with a voice, anti reflective screen, ....wishful thinking though
 
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AidenL

Well-known Member
Held out here too, ready to buy a second generation Watch.
 

itn

Active Member
Me 2, should be slimmer, based on YouTube video by bytes.
 

ruffage

Distinguished Member
I imagine it'll be the same thickness, with any space taken up by the larger battery. I was concerned the first release was too thick but on the wrist it looks fine. Shame they don't do a chunkier divers style strap for the sports version though.
 

Desmo

Distinguished Member
Larger battery would suit me. I'm looking at the stainless steel with Milanese loop and the will pick up a leather loop strap as well. One for casual and one for smart.
 

boltlock

Distinguished Member
This has actually made me think twice about owning another Apple Watch. Especially as they want to charge me to fix it. [emoji848]

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boltlock

Distinguished Member
Not idea mate. It's never been anywhere near water or had any bumps. It looks like the glue holding the face on has failed/deteriorated. I only noticed it as the sound when I tapped the screen was different to how it is normally.
 

Kieron

Distinguished Member
For me I'm most pleased it retains the look of the original. Not bothered about swimming and the first was great with being splashproof etc.
Not bothered about GPS either - I always have my phone with me, even on walks.

Will happily continue with my series 1.

The ceramic one is nice though :)
 

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