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Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2
alaScore 99

2168 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2168 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 99/100 = 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 Reviews Recommended

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

Apple Watch Series 2 review: Apple's winning fitness device

 

A great update of the best smartwatch around: the Apple Watch is streets ahead of the competition

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.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Brandon Chester (anandtech.com)

The Apple Watch Series 2 Review: Building Towards Maturity

 

Back in the first half of 2015 Apple released the first version of the Apple Watch . The Apple Watch was a long-rumored product, often referred to as the iWatch before its release. At the time, it represented the best attempt that I had seen to provide...

Last, but not least, are the Apple Watch's health and fitness tracking abilities. When the Apple Watch first launched I thought I would just turn these off and forget about them, but my own poor health choices have led to me relying on them to keep...

Dec, 2016

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Apple Watch 2

 

The Apple Watch 2 (or Apple Watch Series 2 to give it its official title) is the second version of the most successful smartwatch around.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Series 2

 

The Apple Watch Series 2 brings advanced fitness-tracking features that make it more useful than many of the other smartwatches we've reviewed. But it's still a considerable investment for a device you don't really need.

Built-in GPS. Waterproof to 164 feet. Brighter screen and faster performance than original Apple Watch. Accurate fitness tracking. Plenty of third-party apps.

Expensive. Battery life has not improved from predecessor. Lacks integrated sleep tracking and continuous heart rate monitoring when not working out.

The Apple Watch Series 2 is the best smartwatch-fitness tracker hybrid we've seen, and better than the original watch thanks to a brighter screen, faster performance, and a waterproof design.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Apple Watch Series 2

 

The Series 2 is the best smartwatch you can buy, but it's not the best sports watch. Even with the waterproofing and built-in GPS, it's best if you think of this as a fitness tracker -- albeit, a very stylish, feature-rich fitness tracker. The pace...

Faster performance and longer battery life than before ; watchOS 3 feels much more intuitive ; Waterproof design means you can take it swimming ; Built-in GPS is good for walkers, hikers and casual joggers ; Screen is more than twice as bright ; Works...

Average pace calculations in workouts are often off the mark ; Distance tracking in running falters if you stop to walk ; Activity app is missing features you'll find in other fitness apps ; More watch faces, please ; The Series 1 watch offers many of...

Oct, 2016

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 review

 

The Apple Watch Series 2 bundles brains, beauty, and brawn into the best smartwatch yet.

Sep, 2016

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

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
Display brightness:1000
Display Resolution:272 x 340 / 312 x 390
Display Type:OLED
FM radio:N / No
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Heart rate monitor:Y / Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:iOS 10
Operating system installed:watchOS 3
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar, Events reminder
Processor Cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:S2
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
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