Series 2 Maps

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by kevinsays, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. kevinsays macrumors newbie

    kevinsays

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    I am really looking at getting a Apple watch for maps and help cycling around cities.

    With the older watch it was useless on a bike (great walking) but too slow to update; it would notify me of a turn 1 minute after I've gone past the turning.

    Is the experience any better with the new Series 2 with the build in GPS or is the lag between the iphone and apple watch still the same?

    Cheers,
    Kev
     
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5

    lordofthereef

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    I never tried the mag before. And I haven't biked with it yet. But I have driven. And it gives me alerts plenty ahead of time. Certainly not a mile Kate anyway (unsure if that was some exaggeration in your part or not).
     
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    Good point. Mapping works great on the AWS0 while driving with no lags that affects usability.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    I also don't understand the problem the OP is having. I have never noticed my S0 lagging in any way in giving me directions while diving at all speeds.
     
  5. ManicMarc macrumors 6502

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    The problem I find it it never know which direction I'm facing, so I always need to get my phone out to use the compass. Hoping this is better with watchOS 3 / series 2.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

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    The :apple:Watch (S2 too) doesn't have a Hall Effect chip (digital compass) so that can't be determined.
     

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