Unpack packages for Christmas it was not straight. Because as the mounted mountain Messenger by COMPUTER image which increased new Apple Watch series 2 on the lab bench, was already clear: outwardly little has changed at Apple’s Smartwatch. Nothing was so with the round shape of the case foreseen by Geruchtekundigen. There’s a square screen, the housing edges and two display sizes: 38 or 42 mm diagonal. There are housing in three flavors: aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic and combine them with bands of woven nylon, leather and metal leaves except colored sports bracelets. All can be easily and without tools to Exchange. Only when the Smartphone, there is no choice: it must be already an iphone, other smartphones the Apple Watch doesn’t work.
This is the Apple Watch series 2
Two models are new, the old Apple Watch
The previous Apple Watch runs out, there are the new models as series 1 and series 2. Both have a dual-core processor, but only the series 2 has a GPS and is waterproof. Who look closer, noticed: the series 2 is thicker in the 42-millimeter display variant to 1 millimeter, that’s much in the clock area! It is also about 4 grams heavier. And: the much brighter according to Apple display has received only the series 2. Somehow Yes must be explained, that 2 from 100 euros more will cost the series.
Faster processor and GPS
Series 2 a dual-core processor is ticking. He makes sure that apps on the clock will now start without noticeable delay. This addresses one of the main criticisms of the previous Apple Watch. The battery life is to be still 18 hours. The first measurements suggest that 2 quite two days holding through the Apple Watch series, if they are used somewhat reserved. A magnetic adhesive contactless charging dock is used to load as in the previous model. The GPS chip built into the watch now could lead to rising power thirst. But the lack of tracking chips was one of the main criticisms of the old Apple Watch. GPS in the watch, which is good for runners and cyclists. So, can be recorded without iphone close this way alone with the clock for example during sports? Clever: You brought it, conserves its own battery the watch by it refers to the position data on the iphone. 2 gigabytes of memory can be used for music. So also a neat sport workout can be via Bluetooth headphones properly motivating interconnect. The Apple Watch series 2 measures how pulse had with an optical sensor, so without chest strap. Easier, you share the results with friends and even other sports apps so that continue to use let the usual apps for evaluation. More in-depth data about not covered the Apple Watch series 2 to the Cadence or jump height when iterating, but. Yet: With the new features, the Apple Watch series 2 attacking the manufacturer of sport watches.
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Apple Watch series 2 is waterproof
Water resistant to 50 meters is in the Apple advertising for the clock. The restrictions come in the asterisk-text: no, should not dive to so of course, but swimming and other activities in shallow water without too much water pressure are OK. Watches professionals know that these indications and limitations are common. But already the first Apple Watch in the our site live test held out easily a shower and cycling in the rain, but the series 2 has even outright swimming functions, about to count cars in the swimming pool. Practical and amazingly: The clock is at the end of the swimming training with a barely restrained tone water shakes out, which has penetrated into the speaker cracks.
Upbeat start, brighter display
Apps launch faster when compared to an older Apple Watch. This concerns especially the so-called native apps, so apps that run on the clock without help of the iphone. System apps like the calendar or the messages app start within one second, alien apps are also threesome loaded in the practice test about mytaxi in four seconds. The six most frequently used apps can transport himself over the side button under the rotating Crown in a dock. So, the call works faster, especially if you have many apps on the clock, which can be otherwise only by something fummeligem touch and over the rotating Crown dial. The improvement announced by Apple in the Wi-Fi turned the practice test, especially when recording from grobervolumigen music files on the clock felt however dominate the Apple Watch series 1 as well as the Apple Watch series 2 Wi-Fi only on 2.4 gigahertz and only in the modes b, g, and n, not in the more modern ac mode. A lack of verschmerzbarer. You realize the combination of faster processor performance, as well as twice as fast graphics chip especially if one wants to use the clock to remotely control the camera in the iphone. There is the time offset between the image that displays the clock and what to see is very respectable in less than a second on the iphone display. In the unmodified in the resolution display of the series 2 is much brighter than in the previous Apple Watch as Apple announced. For the illumination of a dark cellar stairs, it is not enough, but she easily outshines the reflections on the display in the bright midday sun and lets look some Smartphone this old.
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