Should I update to watchOS 2?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by viperGTS, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Currently running OS 1.0 (not even 1.0.1!).

    One of the biggest features is being able to receive Wi-Fi calls from my iPhone (which is weird, because my watch was already able to do this using T-Mobile Wi-Fi, but my watch doesn't show up as a device that can receive calls anymore).

    I also want the native apps, but apparently some apps, like Maps, still require logic to be ran on the phone.

    Should I perform the upgrade?
  2. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    I am curious why you haven't updated the OS since you have had your watch from the beginning. Enthusiasts on this forum are typically the first to buy and first to update (with many running betas). What held you back so far?
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I would, I think the benefits outweigh any possible risk
  5. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I haven't mainly because I like the idea of having my watch on an old OS for collection purposes. Kind of a stupid reason I suppose.
  6. TxWatch macrumors 6502


    Nov 30, 2015
    I would upgrade to get the latest features, plus the battery life seems a lot better.

    Off topic question: What year is your Viper GTS?

  7. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    what OS is your iphone running?
  8. viperGTS thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Better battery? I'm all for that!

    I don't actually own a Viper GTS unfortunately. I will one day though!

    9.1, though I usually keep my phones on the OS version they came with. I only updated my iOS 7 5s for Apple Watch support.
  9. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    i can kind of understand why you do this (the perception that a device runs the OS it came with best, and later OSs are bettr suited to later devices) but watch os2 is kind of different. its really what the watch should have shipped with in the first place. there's so many improvements.
  10. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Go for it , update.

    You want to be running the last watchOS made for the device, the trick is not to update to the OS made for a new device, that's when things get slow. Eg, iOS 8 for an iPhone 5. iOS 7 is the best performer on an iPhone 5.

    The watch is like the original iPhone, each version Improved the device, and took a few versions to get the most out of it.
  11. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007

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