Watch OS 2.0.1 Initial Impressions

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by redman042, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. redman042 macrumors 68030


    Jun 13, 2008
    I've only had a short time with 2.0.1 so far, but am already noticing that the watch face wakes quicker, apps load faster, and Siri is more responsive. It's really quite a difference. OS 2.0 was honestly a disappointment in some ways because of lag and glitches. If the performance I'm seeing in 2.0.1 holds, this is the patch we needed to really enjoy everything the watch has to offer.

    Please post your impressions of 2.0.1 in comparison to 2.0.
  2. zhaoxin macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2015
    I notice that standing up doesn't count my stand-up when I stand up for 3 minutes...
  3. dictoresno macrumors 601


    Apr 30, 2012
    2.0 had a lot of lag for me when it came to Siri and pressing buttons. Loading up the update as we speak. Hopefully it's an improvement.
  4. moxxham macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    Honestly...bad. I haven't had one issue with my watch, and I've had it since launch day. However, I've had 2.0.1 on my watch for about 10 hours and in 6 hours the battery completely died, a lot of 3rd party apps won't launch and now it isn't tracking any of my fitness data at all!
  5. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Only issue I had with my 2.0 software, it would award me for "Moving" even when I was simply siting in my car in traffic. Somehow I burned 494 calories on Monday on my 90+ min traffic filled drive to work. I have quite a few "Achievements" I shouldn't have. haha. :confused::eek:
  6. wchigo macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2015
    Only been using it for about 2 hours but so far it seems to be a bit snappier. I noticed after 2.0 that even opening the activity rings brought up the spinning loading circle for around a second, whereas now it pops up for just a brief moment before loading in. Weather seems to load much faster as well, and even WeChat booted up slightly faster.

    Seems like an improvement overall but will have to spend some more time with it before reaching an informed conclusion.
  7. robertpatryk macrumors member

    May 28, 2013
    Everything seems snappier for me as well. No noticeable animation's glitches so far.
  8. Smeaton1724 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 14, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    Same as OS 2.0 so far. Today I have worn it for 3 hours 6 minutes, 35 minute gym session (including playing music from the watch to BT headphones) battery down to 87%. 42mm SG Sport.
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601


    Jun 24, 2010
    Just installed it. Looks like my dictation problem is now gone.
  10. nicho macrumors 68020

    Feb 15, 2008
    mine's been a little better than os 2, worn for 4h 25 (usage 1h apparently). no gym session though, but still at 89% - 38mm SS. i'm impressed.
  11. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Seems a tad quicker opening apps and waking on wrist raise. I also think taptic has been tuned a bit as it gave me quite a thump when I got my first notification after install.
  12. Rok73 macrumors 65816


    Apr 21, 2015
    Planet Earth
    I can confirm too that it wakes up much quicker on wrist raise, apps are opening faster. It's a good experience
  13. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    Usually see and overnight battery drain of between 8-10%. Woke to battery at 96% this morning. Very happy with that.
  14. Bigdog9586 macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2015
    Finished updating last night at 8pm. Ran the sleep++ program and awoke at 6. It's now 1:15pm and I still have 70%. That's 17 hours 15 minutes on 30%
  15. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    I've been happy that the calendar syncing issues seem to be 'mostly' resolved. I still see issues with a recurring meeting scheduled in Outlook. When those are deleted on my phone, they still remain on my phone, but other calendar glitches seem to be fixed.
  16. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Do you mean to say, "When those are deleted on my phone, they still remain on my watch,"? If so, I was having canceled meetings remain on my watch (gone from phone) but have not had one cancel again yet to test if the update fixed it.
  17. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Getting my calendars to sync from my managed iPhone again was a huge plus. I'm surprised this didn't come out in the beta testing. Perhaps it did, but for whatever reason was difficult to fix.
  18. applewatch macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2014
    Damn! Battery life is definitely improved. Usually my battery would drop 2-3% per hour on watchOS 2.0, but on watchOS 2.0.1 so far it's been 1% per hour.
  19. PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2014
    Philadelphia, PA USA
    Battery life seems to be a BIG improvement on my end. Maps on my glances would load painfully slow before, that has improved. Trying out other 3rd party apps...Hi Def Radar, Living Earth, local ABC station 6ABC all load much faster.

    Same with wrist response, it actually shows the time now when I raise my wrist. I was having an insanely annoying issue with this more than a few times before 2.01!

    Not bad at all!
  20. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I don't use the watch a ton. But I interact with it when I get a tickle now and then. All I know is, I forgot to charge it last night, and here it is, 9pm, 36 hours since it was at 100%, and it's at 47%. I'd say that's pretty great.
  21. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    Yes, I meant that… sorry.
    The update did not fix this for me. When a recurring meeting gets an occurrence (not the entire series of meetings, but one occurrence) canceled, it will be removed from my phone calendar, but remains on my watch calendar even after this update.
  22. dr34mc4st3r macrumors regular


    Aug 18, 2009
    So far I'm quite happy with 2.0.1, especially with the reduced lag on the display wake. Is this the first great watchOS version? :D
  23. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    I see absolutely zero difference on display wake/wrist raise that's noticeable. Apple may have reduced the fade-in time (it now flashes on rather than quickly fading on previously), but that's it.

    Apps still lag the same way. It's still annoying to hit the "reply" button in a text and for nothing to apparently happen for a second (the "reply" button doesn't even look like it's been touched), but then after that agonizing delay it then pops up with the ability to speak a reply. My wife has the same thing happen on her Watch, and she's on 2.0 still. I suspect most people who are suggesting the OS is now faster in 2.0.1 are just experiencing a fresh reboot.

    Either Watch OS2 is just more bloated now, or the hardware in the Apple Watch doesn't quite keep up.

    I'll try and grab the wife's watch later and put both on my wrist - mine with 2.0.1, and hers with 2.0, and compare the wrist raising.
  24. Zune55 macrumors 6502a


    May 2, 2015
    Wow my watch became so bright. Brightness was full on 2.0 but I didn't like it but now wow so bright. Siri, apps, watch face become lag free and pure fast. Siri is extremely responsive, mail app open fluently. This update is a big improvement from 2.0. Other functionality improvements I haven't check yet. Few minutes ago installed the update when notified on iPhone. Simply amazing 2.0.1, just received a notification on watch and it sound louder Yay 2.0.1 you rocks
  25. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2015
    You have to move around a bit as well... been a bit of a sticking point since the very beginning. Mine basically insists I go for a damn stroll. Quite inconsistent in its readings.

    On a related note, I've found that half a minute of jumping jacks gets me credit for the full minute of standing.

    Recap - standing and walking around a desk or small room for minutes doesn't work most times; 25 seconds of jumping in place... we'll round up

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