Watch OS 5 - noticeable slowdown on older Watches?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Chopmunky, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. Chopmunky macrumors newbie

    Chopmunky

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    I'm yet to install the latest OS on my Nike series 3 (which I love) and I've been struggling to find a thread talking about possible post-update slowdowns for older Watches. Would anyone like to share their experiences or am I worrying over nothing? Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. honglong1976 macrumors 65816

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  3. tromboneaholic Suspended

    tromboneaholic

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    Before I upgraded to Series 4, my Series 1 performance and battery usage was at least as good on WatchOS 5.0 as it was on OS 4.
     
  4. Freakonomics101 macrumors 68000

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    Same applies to my old Series 2. Can’t compare my new Series 3 since I bought it with OS 5 on it.
     
  5. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    I also upgraded to Series 4 but I updated my Series 2 to OS 5 and found performance to similar-better than 4 and battery life was roughly the same. When I say better, I don't mean mind blowing better, just a little snappier. Some apps though were slow on 4, like workout and I believe others have mentioned timer. They were still slow, but maybe seemed a little bit faster on OS 5.
     

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