Apple Watch Series 0 VS. Apple Watch Series 2 Speed Test

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Doctor11, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

    The Doctor11

    Dec 15, 2013
    New York
    Hello everyone! Today I got my Apple Watch Series 2 and made this video comparing the speed of the original Apple Watch to the new Apple Watch Series 2. Its faster but on not always by a mind blowing amount. I feel that its kinda hard to realize how much faster it is on the video because your watching in, I think in actual usage it'll feel much faster because you don't want to sit there and watch it you just want it now.

    What are your thoughts? :)

  2. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Kennesaw, GA
    ...thanks for creating and sharing this video. It would be great to see a 1st Gen vs Series 1...
  3. thirdeyeopen666 macrumors 6502


    Sep 16, 2007
    Thanks for that. Pretty unimpressive improvement. That makes my decision easier.
  4. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2014
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Hmm, they look pretty close. I don't think I'd upgrade just to get the S2 chip.
  5. anticipate macrumors 6502


    Dec 22, 2013
    I have a S2 on me and an S0 next to me. In use the S2 is a lot smoother. The animations in particular. The GPU difference is palpable. And load times from scratch are quite improved IF the app was rewritten for watchos 2 or 3. ( otherwise they still load in run on the phone).

    However it's not like a HUGE difference. Watch os3 really sped things up on the s0. It depends on how laggy you found the s0. It often drove me nuts. A good compromise is the S1. Same speed. You can almost sell your old SS for the same cost as the new aluminum one. It's worth it speed "snappy" wise.
  6. d112 macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2015
    Bydgoszcz Poland
    Hello, double you compare screen brightness ? How does it looks ?
  7. Donoban macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2013
    Agreed. Marginal improvement. After dropping 1k on the series 0 I wasn't keen to upgrade, this makes me feel better about staying with it for another 18 months.
  8. alecc131 macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2013
    Do complications update more frequently and consistently?

    Especially those requiring frequent data--sports scores?
  9. cdmoore74 macrumors 68020

    Jun 24, 2010
    Not impressed at all. I was imagining that all load times was a thing of the past with the S2 processor. The only improvement I could really appreciate on my hands with the watch was the fluidity of the app launcher when moving around. Nothing else really wanted to make me return my $218 42mm I got from Best Buy.
  10. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    I'm not a chip genius but I would guess that some of these apps have to adjust their apps for dual core. I still thought the improvement was impressive. Compare the AW2 to a OG AW on wOS2 or lower. night and day lol

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