Apple Watch - Series 2...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mja1228, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. mja1228 macrumors newbie

    mja1228

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    I cannot believe how slow the series 2 Apple Watch is with watch os 4.x

    I bought a series 3 recently and gave my dad the series 2. I set it up for him with reduced motion and it's still very slow.

    Apple has some nerve charging $500+ for a stainless steel watch that's only going to be slowed down 6 months after purchasing.

    anyone have any recommendations?
     
  2. kissfan macrumors regular

    kissfan

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    I have an AW2 running 4.3 and it’s as fast as day 1... And I’ve had it a year and a half.
     
  3. mja1228 thread starter macrumors newbie

    mja1228

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    hmmm. you don't notice any sluggishness when navigating through the device?
     
  4. Abazigal macrumors G4

    Abazigal

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    My series 2 was slow with iOS 4.0, but 4.3 sped it back up. Launching apps can still be a little laggy at times, especially getting them to load, but otherwise, everything else is pretty snappy.
     
  5. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    Same experience here. 4.3 helped a lot with performance and load times with third party apps.
     
  6. mja1228 thread starter macrumors newbie

    mja1228

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    thanks guys - I'll make sure the device is updated...

    the watch os updates are the absolute worst in the apple ecosystem.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Actually, I think Apple does a really good job with the updates, especially given the beta process that is constantly working through glitches and issues. Especially given the first generation Apple Watch is still adequate on WatchOS 4.
     
  8. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    My AW2 definitely takes its time during boot up and starting apps, but general fluidity seems fine imo.
    But yeah, the shut-down/boot up times are horrendous.
     

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