Any reason NOT to upgrade original AW to WOS3?

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  1. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    I know a lot of people on this forum were running the Watch OS3 beta, along with the beta versions of iOS 10. For us non-developers, is there any reason you saw with the most recent betas to NOT upgrade? Battery draining, Watch/phone freezing up, Apps not working right, quirky behavior with phone, etc.

    My wife and I both have original AW Sports running WOS 2.2.2 and iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone 6Ps. We are not having any problems, other than the normal slowness of Apps. I typically avoid the first major versions of a new OS, but the new WOS sounds compelling for the upgraded speed alone.

    I can wait for 10.1/3.1, if the new release versions still have issues to be worked out with the older devices.

    TxWatch
     
  2. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    no. os3 makes the older watches run like brand new or better. upgrade to os3 immediately and then thank me when your done.
     
  3. TxWatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When are the new versions supposed to be available for the masses? I.e non-developers

    TxWatch
     
  4. TasheRAWR macrumors regular

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    The official release for WatchOS 3 is 13th September :) I'm so excited to try it out myself as the wait has been long so hopefully it won't drain the battery too quickly.
     
  5. fischersd macrumors 601

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    Battery life and performance are stellar on WatchOS 3. Truly massive improvements over WatchOS 2.
     
  6. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    The only reason I can think of is if you aren't able to upgrade your phone to iOS 10. My iPhone is jailbroken on 9.3.3 so I won't be jumping to watch os 3 for a little while.
     
  7. TxWatch thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My phone is not jailbroken, so I do not have that concern. :cool:

    What about iOS 10 on the older iPhone 6P in terms of battery life and performance? I am thinking of moving to the 7P, but that will have to wait until I can justify the cost of a new phone. (no more $200 phones from AT&T)

    TxWatch
     
  8. fischersd macrumors 601

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    I have a 6s. If anything, I think the performance is better. Battery life (as the GM is new) - I'm at 91%, since taking it off of the charger at 7am this morning. (just shy of 6 hours).
     
  9. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I always wait for X.1 iOS releases, so I'm in the same boat. It is mildly frustrating that the watchOS requires the absolute newest iOS build. Very typical Apple move.
     
  10. Bbafett macrumors 6502

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    Since the series 2 watch has watch os 3 already on it do I have to have my Iphone 6 on ios 10 to pair it together when it comes in? I actually had been thinking about not upgrading the 6 to ios 10 for fear of it slowing it down since it is now 3 year old device basically.
     
  11. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, watch os 3 requires iOS 10
     
  12. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    My biggest complaint is how slow the AW is to launch 3rd party apps. If WatchOS3 can fix that then I'll be happy.
     
  13. strategicthinke macrumors regular

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    I've been using the watch for 8 hours now, since 9:00 am (it's almost 5:00 pm here in Rio). I've been using it quite intensely as I was installing more apps throughout the day (but I did not work out during lunch time, TBT). The battery is now at 76%, watchOS 3 GM. Fantastic update for the Apple Watch - it is so good that I feel like this update made the Apple Watch become a full-fledged product, instead of a "beta device" with some future potential. It's impressive how faster it feels when you're using the older Apple Watch with watchOS 3.
     
  14. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Don't upgrade if you have an unhealthy obsession with the "friends" app on the side button. It's gone, for good, replaced by the dock.
     
  15. Aniseedvan macrumors 65816

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    Very promising, I'd love to get to a 2 day battery life (38mm), looking for ward to next week!
     
  16. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    4 more days!
     
  17. jsd79 macrumors member

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    I've been wondering about battery life on WatchOS 3, and happy to hear yours has been stellar. Do you have a 38 or a 42 (since the battery is bigger in the 42)?
     
  18. fischersd, Sep 10, 2016
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    fischersd macrumors 601

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    It's a 42. Yes, the battery is bigger in the 42 than the 38, but so is the screen. :) So, 2:47pm, been off the charger since 7am and I have 85% battery so far today. (been a light day for usage though too).
    No complaints.
     
  19. jsd79 macrumors member

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    Sounds promising! Thanks.
     
  20. purpleparrotuk, Sep 10, 2016
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    Ignore me. Misread it.
     
  21. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I guess one reason is if your favorite app still don't update for it. Remember, there's no Glance anymore.
     

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