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Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2
alaScore 97

2930 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2930 reviews of Apple Watch Series 2. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Smart Watches for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Smart Watches the Apple Watch Series 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Apple Watch 2 review

 

Fitness takes over the Apple Watch (now with Nike+ review too)

Water-resistant ; GPS onboard ; Two day battery life

Expensive ; Lack of useful apps ; Fitness could be more comprehensive

Apple has upgraded the Watch in a number of ways, and all of them useful. The extended battery life, the GPS abilities and the water-resistance now make this a compelling smartwatch - but it doesn't quite do enough to make you need such a watch in your...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Fitness first

 

As the Apple Watch continues to polarise opinion, Apple has released a new version of the smartwatch which hopes to address many of the concerns of the first outing. It's called the Apple Watch Series 2. Apple's shift from pure fashion accessory with...

Now 50m water resistant, built-in GPS, better battery, unlock your Mac is fun, two-button workout pause option, WatchOS 3 makes for a better overall experience

No always-on display option, no 'Cinema Mode' can be annoying, some won't like square design

Apple's shift from pure fashion accessory with some smarts to a device that supports a range of different sports and activities in the Apple Watch Series 2 is a welcome advance.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 review: fitter, happier, more productive

 

WIth GPS and water resistance, Series 2 is going places

Take it in the shower ; GPS GPS GPS ; The best smartwatch around

Sometimes fiddly ; Distance accuracy ; Better battery but want more

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch 2

 

Apple Watch 2 review: Apple's second attempt at a wearable fixes many of the problems of the original, making it a great smartwatch and fitness tracker.

Bright, beautiful screen ; Great fitness tracking ; GPS makes it more versatile ; Solid battery life ; Snappy performance

Expensive ; Looks the same as previous version

The Apple Watch 2 might not look any different, but the refinements that Apple has made are all spot on. If you want a smartwatch that doubles as a solid fitness tracker then this is a fantastic option.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Watch 3 vs Apple Watch 2

 

Should you buy a Series 3 Apple Watch or get the Series 2? We explain their differences.

Apple has made the Series 3 cheaper than the Series 2 yet packed in more storage and a faster processor. It will cost you more if you want built-in 4G, but that could be the killer feature if you've longed to use your Watch without having to carry your...

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Apple's winning wearable

 

A great update of the best smartwatch around: the Apple Watch is an exception fitness device

Water- and swim-proof ; Built-in GPS ; Brighter, more readable screen outdoors

The price is high ; Still no sleep tracking

The fact remains, though: the Apple Watch in either of its guises is the best smartwatch on the market, and the Series 2 can now claim to be among the best fitness trackers too.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Apple Watch Series 2 review

 

Jack of all trades, master of most

Still the best smartwatch around... ; ... and now one of the sportiest ; Beautifully made and very customisable with straps and faces ; Longer-lasting battery

Many rivals sport/smart watches still last longer ; Overkill if all you're after is wristy notifications

They may look minor, but Apple’s tweaks make the Watch a watershed wearable

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Apple Watch Series 2 review

 

There is a watch-shaped ring around my left wrist, a permanent tan-line.

The new Apple Watch is faster, has a far better OS, onboard GPS, a brighter display and is waterproof to 50 meters in salt or fresh water.

Same battery life, mostly. GPS activity causes a big hit on battery life for running. Lacks always-on display. A tad thicker and heavier. Requires an iPhone to work.

The Apple Watch returns in a made-for-sports upgrade that adds swim functions and GPS, but anyone who's not a runner or swimmer should consider the Apple Watch Series 1 instead.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Watch review: Wait for Apple Watch 2

 

Apple's smartwatch, called the Apple Watch rather than the expected iWatch, is available to buy now. Here, we bring you an Apple Watch review based on out experience with the hot new device so far.

We can't help but think that Apple has tried to do too much with this first generation Apple Watch. There are so many ways of interacting with it and so many different features and elements to get used to that the learning curve is surprisingly steep....

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Apple Watch 2 Review: In Depth

 

Apple Watch 2 Review: With this second generation wearable, Apple has made several improvements over the original Watch. Built-in GPS, full water resistance, updated WatchOS software and a strong variety…

Massive improvement ; WatchOS 3 ; GPS ; Water resistant ; Variety

Pricey

The Apple Watch 2 is undoubtedly one of the very best wearables that we’ve rocked on our wrists. With a massive selection of design combinations, essential features like built-in GPS and waterproofing, plus a refined OS and plenty of app support,...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Anthracite, Orange / Beige, Brown / Black / Blue / Blue, Pink / Brown / Grey / Grey, White / Grey, Yellow / Pink / Stainless steel / White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather / Nylon / Stainless steel
Band size:L / M / S
Brand colour:Rose Gold
Housing colour:Black / Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Stainless steel
Housing material:Aluminium / Stainless steel
Removable strap:Y / Yes
Shape:Rectangular
Watch glass type:Ion-X glass / Sapphire
Waterproof:Y / Yes
Wrist size:125 - 195 / 130 - 180 / 130 - 195 / 130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 135 - 195 / 140 - 205 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 165 / 145 - 215 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 200 / 150 - 215 / 160 - 180 / 180 - 210
Wrist size range:125 - 195 / 130 - 180 / 130 - 195 / 130 - 200 / 135 - 150 / 135 - 195 / 140 - 205 / 140 - 210 / 145 - 165 / 145 - 215 / 150 - 185 / 150 - 200 / 150 - 215 / 160 - 180 / 180 - 210

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Charging base:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Headphone connectivity:Bluetooth
USB port:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Power

Battery Life:18
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Storage

Compatible memory cards:N / No / Not supported

Technical Details

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:N / No
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y
Camera resolution (numeric):50
Display brightness:1000
Display Resolution:272 x 340 / 312 x 390
Display Type:OLED
E-mail:Y
FM radio:N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10 / iOS 10.0
Operating system installed:watchOS 3
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar, Events reminder
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S2
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y
Waterproof up to:50

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.86 / 38.6 / 4.25 / 42.5
Thickness:1.14
Weight:28.2 / 34.2 / 41.9 / 52.4
Width:3.33 / 3.64 / 33.3 / 36.4