AW2 so close? Excitement levels

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  1. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys,

    I don't know about you but few weeks/months ago I didn't really care about AW2 and was more like "i'll wait and see" but the closer we are to next week the more excited/impatient I am as for some reason I hope that Apple will surprise us with something we don't know about the AW2.

    So, who else is finding it hard to not check MR every hour for any last minute leaks? Do you think we will see a surprise or are we gonna get another boring event?
     
  2. daviedave macrumors member

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    yes, i'm facing the same problem as you do. cannot wait for aw2 and to upgrade my aws to steel. :)
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Sorry but not that excited. Adding GPS and a few other features will not get it to replace my fitness device.
     
  4. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I just recently got the first edition 42mm Sport on the cheap which I am excited about. AW2 not so much as I have the first to enjoy and digest along with the upcoming OS3 to look forward to.
     
  5. BD1 macrumors 6502

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    If it has another health sensor or some other new feature beyond gps then I might upgrade my aw1 to the new aw2. OS3 has made the aw1 so much better and usable. GPS will be a nice feature but I always carry my phone with my when running and cycling so it is not that important an addition to me but completely understand why others really want it.

    But if there is another health sensor in addition the HR then I would be interested in upgrading.
     
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    TomTom just released their latest activity tracker with a body fat percentage sensor. That would be a cool add for the AW. I would also be curious about seeing blood pressure and blood oxygen. If the AW could capture blood oxygen, I would strongly consider an upgrade to wear it while working out. I would be very curious to see how that moves around during various levels of aerobic exertion.
     
  7. urkel macrumors 68030

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    Im trying to think of the last time Apple "surprised" us with a new feature that wasn't leaked before the event. I've got nothing.

    The AW2 will be a necessary update to Apple, but it really isn't that big a deal to users.
    - Improving battery life 12hrs doesn't actually solve any problems because it still makes it a daily charge device
    - Thinner glass solves a problem nobody was complaining about
    - GPS is nice but it really is aimed at a niche audience

    Maybe there is something we havent heard about but, just like with the phone, it seems like Apple is hiding all their eggs in next years basket.
     
  8. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    Only two things I'd ask for:
    Pulse oximeter: reasonable
    Blood pressure meter: probably needs more advancements in technology to measure without compression.
     
  9. username: macrumors 6502a

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    I am looking forward to seeing the new watch and what it can do! I'm wondering if they will do anything interesting with maps and GPS or with the workout app. Or maybe they will add a new run tracking app or feature a third party app. But are they really going to announce the phone and watch on the same day?

    I just wish I had money to afford one :(
     
  10. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    I have gone from "meh" to one eyebrow raised ;)

    I just don't need GPS, better waterproofing or longer battery life. A faster processor is always nice, but watch OS3 will provide performance boost for free. if I had the money to spare, I might consider upgrading from the AWS to the AW2 stainless steel. I don't , so I won't. I'm still excited to see what new hardware Apple brings to the party, but not as excited as I am about OS3.
     
  11. lauramayer macrumors regular

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    Men are very hot, if they do sport!

    Not sexy. Cheap is a bad word!



    Good comment! :) :) :)
     
  12. Vanilla35 macrumors 68030

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    I personally am excited about it as of the last week or so, as well, but wasn't previously. I really don't expect anything we haven't already seen, but I do expect the device to be pretty great. The :apple:Watch doesn't seem to be an overwhelming device, but one that can still be very very gratifying, and while GPS isn't useful for everyone, it will complete my needs very very nicely, and I am looking forward to it. SB to make sure it matches my standards for style, and I'll be a very happy camper ;)

    We can call it the "Scratch-prone" version.
     
  13. RossMak macrumors 6502

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    I said when AppleWatch was announced it needed GPS to get my money.

    AppleWatch 2 if rumours are to be believed will be getting purchased.
     
  14. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    I'm pretty excited. Love my AW after having it only 3 months, and I'm ready for the next model. I actually bought a second hand one to use while I wait for gen 2. Getting pretty pumped!!!
     
  15. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with GPS on a small device such as watch is that I have not found one that locks onto location in reasonable time when starting at new location. Hopefully, Apple can solve that problem that is endemic to GPS-enabled small devices.

    If that cannot be solved, then having AW1 plus iPhone 5/5s in your pocket (or armband) may be better for both location reliability and battery life.
     
  16. NauCayuti macrumors member

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    Why is that a problem for small devices, specifically? Energy limitation of the GPS chip? Do watches like the Garmin Forerunner 235 handle that differently?
     
  17. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    I always resisted the urge to pull the trigger on AW1, telling myself I'd get the second iteration. I'm a little disappointed the changes are most likely just internal, although not a surprise. The excitement levels are starting to build though!
     
  18. JacksonCraig94 macrumors regular

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    I'm really excited to see what Apple Watch 2 can do. I currently have a Apple Watch Sport and i love it. I really hope Apple have stepped up their game with the Apple Watch 2 as i would like to buy it. I would also be changing the watch face size to the 42mm and changing the colour to silver as i currently have the 38mm space grey version.
     
  19. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I'm excited to see whether all the potential buyers who are still on the fence will buy this one or keep waiting for the version with solar panels, three cameras, and holographic projectors.
     
  20. SMonroe macrumors newbie

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    My Fitbit Surge locks on very fast, usually under 30 seconds. It's also very accurate. Unfortunately it has a myriad of design issues. I'm excited to get the AW2 with gps and music so I can leave my phone when I run or workout.
     
  21. Fozziebear71 macrumors 6502

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    I was so irritated how Apple handled the rollout of AppleWatch that by the time I was able to get one I decided to wait until the 2nd version to see if/when I would purchase one. I am looking forward to what they announce and if it is compelling enough my wife and I will each be getting one. I hope they handle the rollout of the second version better because even though I am am Apple fanboy I am not an apologist for them.
     
  22. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I'm interested in AW2, but wouldn't say excited.

    Watch OS3 looks like more fun.
     
  23. Oridus macrumors 6502a

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    Not happy with rumors of little design change. Internal improvements won't assist me on a day to day basis. If WatchOS3 is significant in the performance area, I'll pass. Cellular would have persuaded me to upgrade though. Many times have I left my phone at home or at work during lunch in which case I still would loved to have a communication device with my personal phone number (I have a work phone, not the same).
     
  24. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    My main concern is if they have sales on the second generation this holiday season.

    It would suck to get one and then barely 10 weeks later have them going for around $100 off.
     
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