Killer app for the Apple Watch Series

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys are there any killer apps for the new series 2 Apple Watch what are worth purchasing? What is your favorite Apple Watch Series 2 app?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    At this point there is only one running app available for the S2's GPS. Native GPS is the only app related difference between S0,S1 and S2.
     
  3. Benz63amg, Oct 10, 2016
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    I'm sure there are going to be apps coming out sooner or later that will use the dual chip processor that otherwise won't be able to run on the Gen 0 Apple Watch and that's why I asked if there are any extraordinary apps you guys have discovered since getting your series 2 Apple watches that are great to run and explore on the Apple Watch Series 2
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    No, the code will run on the S1 chip (S0) the same as the S1P (S1) & S2 (S2) dual core chips, just slower. All Apps will be compatible with all 3 :apple:Watch Series.
     
  5. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    Right now there are 20 or less apps updated for WatchOS3. Developers aren't tripping over themselves at this point, and certainly not to make an app that only runs on 1 device.
     
  6. Benz63amg, Oct 10, 2016
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    Lol that's not what I asked and that's not the reason why I created this thread , what I asked was for people to post killer apps that use the available new processing power of the new Apple Watch series 2, I didn't ask whether gen zero or the gen 1 can run the same apps as the series 2
     
  7. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    Now you are contradicting yourself . You specifically mentioned apps that wouldn't run on gen 1 Watch.
     
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    RadarScope is AMAZING on the Series 2 Watch! The app requires a lot of power.

    Ps. the cost will scare non weather geeks BUT it is well worth it!
     
  9. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What does it show that DarkSky or high def radar doesn't show?
     
  10. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    if you truly want the highest resolution available for weather radar it's the app for you!

    http://radarscope.tv/
     
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    I looked at Radarscope. Interesting, but not updated for WatchOS 3 from what I can tell. Does it have a complication of some sort?
     
  12. Elwots macrumors member

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    The S1 and S2 have the same processing power.
     
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    There are no killer apps. Period.

    That's not a criticism, just how things are. Apple Watch is just another gadget. Another smartwatch. A very good one, but a niche product at the present. One that requires high maintenance, repeated frequent charging, attending to alerts, settings, updates and the like.

    It's far more trouble than it's worth for the mainstream market.
     
  14. Elwots macrumors member

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    High maintenance because you need to attend to alerts and settings? Isn't that the main purpose of the Watch? To be able to handle your alerts from the Watch, without needing to pick up your phone? There are settings to choose which alerts you want to receive on your watch to tailor it to your needs. I'd say the mainstream market loves the Apple Watch and doesn't consider checking their alerts on their watch "trouble."
     
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    That's not a criticism, simply an observation.

    Some of us prefer to keep our minds and memories active, relying on them as always. Often using alerts only for mission critical events.

    Apple Watch owners may do the same, yet the compelling nature of gadgets can easily draw people into addictive time consuming behaviors. Not too much unlike texting and driving. A compelling behavior some people fall victim to.

    Apple iPhone plus Apple Watch equals Twice the Time and Trouble.
     
  16. Elwots macrumors member

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    I think you're digging too deep into something totally off topic, which is more of a personal issue. I, for one, find myself getting distracted by my phone much less now that I can just check a notification quick on my watch.
     
  17. tromboneaholic macrumors 6502a

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    You must not have an Apple Watch. If you did you would know that you can control what types of alerts you get and from who you get them.

    It's much easier to focus on what you are doing by glancing at your wrist when you get an alert and having it displayed instantly, versus digging your phone out of your pocket or having to go across the room, offfice, or house to check it.
     
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    I wish it did. It does one thing (the BEST weather radar app (most TV weather people use the professional engine) I have ever seen!) very well!
     
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    Ok. It seems like the complications are the only thing that affects an app that hasn't been updated.
     

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