Apple Watch Speed Test: Series 0 (2015) vs Series 3 (2017)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by cambookpro, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. cambookpro macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    Hi,

    Since getting my Series 3 on Saturday, have been blown away by the speed compared to my S0, so put together a little video comparing the two - thought it might be useful for some people still on the fence.



    - Starting Up (0:05)
    - Changing Faces (0:55)
    - Opening World Clock (1:19)
    - Scribble in Messages (1:37)
    - Opening BBC News (2:17)
    - Opening Workout (2:57)
    - Apple Pay (3:13)
    - Siri: Weather (3:20)
    - Siri: Sport Fixtures (3:40)
    - Siri: Reminders (3:53)
    - Unlocking a Mac (4:05)
    - Summary of Results (4:15)

    Both watches had been unpaired and restored from the same backup, and were both paired to the same iPhone (7 Plus) which was in the same position relative to the watch in both tests. It's not super scientific, but hope it gives a rough idea.

    FWIW, if you are on the fence and are clinging on to your 2015 Apple Watch, I'd highly recommend a Series 3 if you can afford it.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    Nice video comparison. Was the first generation Apple Watch running watchOS 4?
     
  3. cambookpro thread starter macrumors 603

    cambookpro

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    Thanks - yes, both on the latest software, so I think that's 4.0 for the S0 and 4.0.1 for the S3.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks. I definitely feel the first generation Apple Watch performed better on watchOS 3 over watchOS 4. But undoubtedly, Series 3 is more than twice as fast as the first generation Apple Watch.
     

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