I don’t think this information is correct. According to Apple’s website Series 9 still has the 3rd generation optic heart sensor.Another difference not mentioned here is that the heart rate sensor in S9 is more accurate than the one used in previous generations of AW, according to Apple and other reports of the updates to the S9 Watch.
One of the those other reports said "the heart rate and other sensors" are more accurate than S8 and earlier but didn't specify sensors other than the heart rate.
Same here. I'm at 85% and can barely get 12 hours with my usage. I may go for it as the display, double-tap and HomePod features also look attractive. Too bad it doesn't come in blue like my S7 but I could live with either silver, midnight or starlight.The driver for me (S7) is my battery. Currently on 86% health and the lower it gets the bigger impact on value.
I’d have Apple replace the battery in my series 5 If it didn’t cost as much as the series 5 is even currently worthReplaced the battery through Apple and still rocking my AWS4 SSSB w DLC. So I don't need the 8 or 9.
I'll wait to see what the AW Series formerly known as Twitter decade edition looks like next year.
whyyyyy is there no black Apple Watch... I'll wind up getting silver as its the only neutral color but watches are where neutrality matters as its something ya wear. In the past I compromised with space gray but now they even took that away from us for years. At least ya used to be able to spend extra to get a back stainless one but now they don't even have that...
Apple's pretty strongly signaled - across several generations of watches - that one-day (18hr) battery life is their main target.While we can guess that Series 9 will deliver a longer battery life, with more efficient processor and screen that can dim to 1 nits, I am frankly disappointed by lack of meaningful battery life increase.
Next year's Series 10 (Series X?) is rumored to receive a major update, so here's hoping non Ultra will get some battery life improvements.
Apple's pretty strongly signaled - across several generations of watches - that one-day (18hr) battery life is their main target.
Expecting anything different is likely to result in disappointment.
Similarly, the Apple Watch is well into the evolutionary-update phase of its lifecycle with little chance of anything "revolutionary" to show up. Perhaps they may surprise us, but the most likely outcome "major update" is a differently shaped S9.
Good video and I’ve been re-practicing these today and yesterday after having given up quickly some time ago when I tried them before, but they still really don’t work well half the time or more. Especially the double clench, I can’t get that one going at all. The single and double taps are semi-easier, and perhaps I still just need to practice more, but dang it sure is unreliable and finicky. Just my experience of course, I’d be glad to hear from more people if they feel the same or if the gestures work better for some.Why upgrade when you can do that right now on any Apple Watch running WatchOS 8.3 or higher?
This might be so, but more recently, they have been pushing into sleep-tracking capabilities. With that, 18 hours seems less like "all day." Maybe, with the shorter charging times (i.e., 45 and 75 minutes) of the later models, this works for most people.
I have a 5 and just replaced the battery - which, in case anyone doesn’t know, means I was sent a refurbished device. I’m happy with the choice, spiffy new screen and case, and all day plus battery again. Happy to hold out for a hopefully substantial upgrade next year.Well, Always On starting at S5 is a pretty significant feature to me. I have an S5 and I'm tempted to go to S9. Or I might just replace my battery. Haven't decided yet.
You can pay $90 for battery service which just means they send you a refurbished one. I just did this with my 5 and it’s like having a new watch.Same here. I'm at 85% and can barely get 12 hours with my usage. I may go for it as the display, double-tap and HomePod features also look attractive. Too bad it doesn't come in blue like my S7 but I could live with either silver, midnight or starlight.