Apple Watch Series 2

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  1. MaximTV macrumors 6502a

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    Is it too late to buy the Apple Watch Series 2 now? Or is it still a long time until the new one get’s released?
     
  2. Kyle76 macrumors regular

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    Buy what you need when you need it. Something new is *always* on the way. If you feel the watch can be useful to you now, why wait? That's been my philosophy with all technology. No one yet knows when the new watch will be released or what new features it will have.
     
  3. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    I just purchased a Series 2 last week, to upgrade my S0. It wasn't too late for me. I will decide if the 3 is worth an upgrade down the road. But it is a question you will have to answer for yourself :)
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I just bought NIKE+ version early this month to go together with my original SS. It's great. I now have two styles of watch to choose from (and now can comfortably wear one to sleep).
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's never to late to purchase a Series 2 that is still widely available. The Series 2 has only been available six months. There has not been any confirmation of a Series 3 and aside from that, no matter what you purchase technology related, it's already considered dated in some respects, because the manufacturer is likely working on the next iteration of the newest version. That's the cycle of technology. I would enjoy it is for the time being and not be concerned with unconfirmed hardware.
     
  6. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I got a series 2,and I'm not so convinced that the next one will be different enough to be worth waiting for,I would buy the 2.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The only rumors (Aside from the battery/processor) thus far for 'Series 3' is an LTE option and a glass film display that has unknown benefits (Likely cheaper).

    https://www.macrumors.com/2017/02/21/apple-watch-series-3-glass-film-touchscreen/

    Series 2 should last for quite some time with the S2 processor. I personally am waiting for a major overhaul, as the same physical design purported for Series 3 won't likely warrant an upgrade for me.
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Exactly as I thought,an LTE option is not really useful for most users,as they normally have the watch connected to the phone.
     
  9. TxWatch, Apr 15, 2017
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    When I run without my phone 3-4 times a week, I do NOT want to be bothered with calls or texts from my Watch. Running time is time to get away from all the hub-bub of our connected lives.

    The usefulness of my Watch for calls when my phone is in range is somewhat limited. I have to keep my wrist up close to my face in an unnatural pose to hear and be heard. I normally only use it in a quiet environment for short calls or to give me time to grab my phone if I know the call is going to last for more than 30 seconds.

    I also do not want to pay for a second LTE service on my Watch, so I will pass on the S3 if that is all it has to offer over my S2. In my opinion, I would get the S2 as it has the key features to make it a worthwhile purchase today. (GPS, waterproof, fast launch with the dock, etc.)

    TxWatch
     
  10. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Yes,tjats a part of what i medan.
     
  11. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    That and being the first version with LTE, it's likely to have issues fixed in version 4, so my thoughts where go from S0 to S2 to S4
     
  12. matrix07, Apr 15, 2017
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    I'll buy Series 3 for fashion purpose if it has another cheap Edition like NIKE+ for Series 2.
    Can't see myself getting expensive Editions like Hermès or Ceramic for a few years yet, sadly.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Ceramic Edition never really appealed to me. I appreciate the durability it has to offer, but it's just too far light weight and the white casing is off-putting, when I prefer something that has more substantiality with weight in a watch. I would consider Black Ceramic if it became available in the future.

    Hermes is a nice brand, but I would rather purchase the band separately over the actual Watch. Although you do get the custom Watch face, which many seem to wish the other Apple Watch models obtain.
     
  14. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Well,not everybody buy a watch to use it as jewelry... If I want a timepiece as an attention catcher,I got other options than the Apple Watch,I would probably go for my old Rolex submariner or my great grandpas old Seth Thomas engineer watch,that he received from his work at Durango and silver ton railway.
     
  15. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    But then how can you check in places with Swarm? :D

    Btw, I think LTE will happen .. one reason being I just don't see how music on the watch can be useful with slow syncing through Bluetooth. With LTE, Apple Music (or Spotify or whatever) will come alive for the watch.
     
  16. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    If I want to check things up,I use my non-jewelry everyday watch I bought in the Apple Store.
    And yes,LTE is the future,but for most normal users it's not very useful if you cannot use it as a total phone replacement.
     
  17. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    I think the watch will never be a total phone replacement. If it has LTE you will surely be able to place call, send text messages etc. (easier still with AirPods) but people also use phone for web & photo and with very small screen, the watch won't be able to fully replace a phone for those functions.
     
  18. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    That's obvious,but in the future,our internet habits may change. Gear like google glass or similar will make the need for a phone screen obsolete when on the go,and for use at home,or when traveling with public transport an iPad is far better. Ever tried serious photo editing on a phone screen? I have,and it's no hit.
     
  19. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    That's a long future. I only talk about immediate one when the watch will have LTE, supposedly next version and I think with AirPods it's already happening. The most complaint from using the watch as a phone is its speaker and AirPods will definitely solve that.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The speaker on the Apple Watch to me is not to bad. I have used it a few times for calls and it's adequate for what it's worth. But yes, Apple could enhance the speaker quality for future models.
     
  21. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. It's not bad. Works better than some of the in-car mic's.

    It could use some improvements though. Probably some advanced noise reduction too.
     
  22. matrix07, Apr 16, 2017
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    I think @Relentless Power and I talking about speaker. ;)

    The small speaker forces you to have the watch close to your face to listen which isn't natural, & looks a bit ridiculous, when making call. With AirPods (or any Bluetooth headphone) you don't have to do that.

    I'd say microphone on the watch is very fine. Most of times SIRI & Dictation works better than on my iPhone. :O
     
  23. SDColorado macrumors 68020

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    Gotcha. I haven't heard ever found that I have had to hold it close to my face to hear it. I probably hold it closer to my face than I need to talk, but I can hear it OK in a natural "watch position"
     
  24. throAU macrumors 603

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    Just bought a series 2.

    Forgetting about any potential model refresh, it does things i find useful today.

    Mac unlock, makes me much less dependent on my phone and much less worried about constantly referring to it.
     
  25. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    I upgraded from an SS S0 to an SS S2 at launch. The S2 has the improvements I wanted to see, namely battery life, GPS, speed and brightness. LTE/Thinner on a potential S3 isn't of interest to me. I don't feel the watch needs to be thinner anyway.
     

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