Is the Series 2 still worth buying?

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  1. Michael Goff macrumors G4

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    Just wondering if I should wait or if we think the next watch won't be that much of an upgrade.
     
  2. BrickbookPro macrumors regular

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    I wish I'd bought mine at current prices. Can't see much changing with next gen, personally.
     
  3. Michael Goff thread starter macrumors G4

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    What prices are you seeing it at?
     
  4. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Well, rumor has it that it may be able to measure blood sugar levels. OR it may be an add-on modular band, which means that it may be compatible with all generations.

    Now, the question is...will Apple change the design slightly to make it slimmer...that would be icing on the cake for me.

    OP, do you have an Apple Watch now? If so, then i would wait. If not, then getting S2 at low prices may be a bargain!

    For me, if S3 is as dreamy as i envision it, then i will wait a while until Apple sells it REFURBISHED and i will get that...and use money saved to get AppleCare +. That's my plan.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If an Apple Watch launches in September, my thoughts are it will be physically almost identical. The only rumored change thus far was a different Touch display might be used. The biggest rumor was LTE is to be incorporated. I highly question if Series 3 will launch this Fall. I think the major changes with other health advancements are more likely in Early/Mid 2018.
     
  6. JaysFan1990 macrumors newbie

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    What do you mean by add on modular band? You can already change the band as is.
     
  7. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Well, one of the rumor is that the future sensors will be on the band itself and then the band connects to the Watch via Diagnostic port??
     
  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    There are a few third party bands that already use the diagnostic port,but as the sensors in the second generation Watch work s ok,I see no need for sensors in the band.
     
  9. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    What 3rd party band uses diagnostic port? I saw a few kickstarter early on but those never came out i think.

    2nd gen Watch sensors are the same as 1st gen, right? 2nd gen just added GPS.

    What i was talking about is the sensor to detect BLOOD SUGAR levels. The next gen Apple Watch may have this sensor on the watch itself or Apple may make a band that has it.
     
  10. chilman macrumors regular

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    Yes I really wanted to hear some rumors abt the next AW3. Too bad no leaks or any info at all, unlike the iphone 8 gets so much attention and rumors
     
  11. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    The one I saw was with a camera.
     
  12. chilman macrumors regular

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    A camera would be a nice addition, but it has to be at least 5 megapixel to be worth it.
     
  13. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Not sure about resolution,but as the lens is very small,it's probably not a good camera,guess it's mostly a gadget.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It's a Company named CRMA. The band has a camera embedded into it. It's available Fall 2017.

    http://getcmra.com/
     
  15. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Must be the one I saw.
     
  16. chilman macrumors regular

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    Yes the camera is mostly just a gadget but its cool, a little bit of james bond's gadget. I just realized how to take pictures could be challenging since I must aim the camera towards the object. Or it's purpose is for video calls. Eventually any smart watch has to add something new, a camera will most likely be added. And apple watch has to be able to perform tasks more independently. By then it has incorporate a more powerful processor n more memory. The price could reach near an iphone if that happens.
     
  17. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    For me, the killer app(s) for Apple Watch is not a camera or being iPhone independent, but what Apple does in the fitness AND health fields. Camera or LTE etc. can be done by other companies (Android Wear or Samsung)...but Apple already has a strong foothold in the health industry (Research APK; most docs and hospitals use apple products) and capitalizing on this is HUGE profits and will result in huge converts from other platforms! Of course, this also means dealing with FDA, which can be a pain...but the end result could be huge!
     
  18. christarp macrumors 6502

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    as someone that's not willing to go for a data plan on my watch, I'm extremely pleased with the series 2 and I don't think i'd have any use for a series 3 if the only thing they add is LTE and a different display.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I disagree. I don't see Apple venturing on adding a camera onto the Apple Watch. I feel they will focus more on additional health sensors into the Apple Watch and/or specific bands that might have battery power related advances. But I don't believe they will add a camera on anytime soon. That's been rumored before, and I truly don't see Apple doing this.

    I think for the sake of the iPhone, that's the only camera we are likely going to see with the Apple Watch controlling it. But I don't believe it will have a standalone camera embedded. Perhaps some might appreciate a camera , but I see it as a rather useless feature that will take photos with a low megapixel camera. I don't see the logic behind it.
     
  20. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    Monday will dictate a lot.
    If Series 3 isn't until the fall, then I assume watch OS4 unveiled on Monday should still work on the Series 2.
    But if they preview Series 3 watch and great new features (ie glucose reading, LTE), you'll have to determine what's important to your usage.
     
  21. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I can guarantee WatchOS 4 will support Series 1/2.
     
  22. chilman macrumors regular

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    I hope there will be series 3 this year in September. And maybe a new design, a little thinner would be nice too
     
  23. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    series 3 in september without question imo

    maybe wait
     
  24. chilman macrumors regular

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  25. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    That's because the Apple Watch was not expected for a refresh during WWDC and it wouldn't launch in less than one year from it's initial release last September 2016.

    Also, WWDC isn't primarily about hardware as it is the developers And software.
     

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