Wireless File Transfers MUCH faster in Series 3

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  1. perezr10, Sep 22, 2017
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    I just used the app WatchPlayer to transfer a 76mb podcast over to my Series 3 Apple Watch and it only took 16 minutes. Now, that might not sound very fast to some of you if you’ve never tried to transfer a big file. But compared to the Series 2 it is an amazing improvement in speed. I don’t know how long it took my Series 2 because I stopped counting the minutes after 1 hour. I resorted to transferring files overnight due to the mega long transfer times.

    I was elated to find out that Apple was going to offer a cellular watch but for me the one missing ingredient was podcasts. However, I think even those may be doable now.
     
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    On a related note, loading apps is also much faster than my Series 2. I could’t believe how fast they are getting onto my watch.

    This Series 3 is amazing me almost every hour. I think this is a bigger upgrade over the Series 2 than the 2 was over the 0.
     
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    Can you try sync'ing over a 23 song (avg 5mins/song) playlist over to the Watch? Curious if this takes more than 30mins.
     
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    Ok, I sync’d a 25 song playlist of all iTunes purchased music. The Playlist stats said it was 1 hr 41 minutes of music. I started the import but forgot to check until 25 minutes later. All the songs were on the watch by that point so I have no idea how long it really took. It could have taken 10 minutes or 20 minutes. Sorry. At least you know it is under 30 minutes.
     
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    The watch now supports n-band WiFi, which has twice the bandwidth of a/b/g that the earlier watches used.
     
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    Just the increased speed of a reboot indicates that the AW3 is faster.
     
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    I know the 6s and the 7 both have 4.2, not sure about the 6.
     
  10. SamGabbay, Sep 24, 2017
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    Just finished syncing 250 songs from the phone to the watch. Took around 40 minutes.

    Edit: Can confirm that my other Watch is syncing at a rate of 12 songs per minute.
     
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    Ummm all apple watches supports b/g/n/ networks on 2.4ghz. I would like them to make the watch support 5ghz also.
     
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    I thought the earlier versions only had a/b/g but checking again I see you’re right
     
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    Thank you for the effort, much appreciated.

    Looks like I'll be upgrading this Fall - but with no LTE as I don't run so will not require solo use. Something to consider though.
     
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    Wrong Series 2 & 3 both support n band.

    Arstechnica is incorrect here as well.

    Bingo!
     
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    Which app did you use for the podcasts?
     
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