Apple Watch 2 reviews: mai mult fitness, mai putina baterie

Primele Apple Watch 2 review au aparut astazi si desi lauda noile functii pentru fitness, critica dur autonomia bateriei oferita de smartwatch.

La doar o zi dupa ce am vazut primele iPhone 7 review si AirPods reviews, iata ca astazi avem parte si de primele Apple Watch2  reviews, desi nu sunt magulitoare pentru produs. Majoritatea celor care au testat Apple Watch 2 sustin ca Apple transforma ceasul inteligent intr-un competitor mai puternic pentru bratarile de fitness.

Mai exact, implementarea unui GPS dedicat ajuta foarte mult la monitorizarea mai eficienta a sesiunilor de fitness, foarte multa lume cerand acest lucru de la Apple. Din pacate, autonomia bateriei ramane in continuare o problema, utilizatorii fiind nevoiti sa isi incarce Apple Watch 2 zilnic pentru a se putea bucura de functiile ceasului inteligent.

In ceea ce priveste performantele, watchOS 3 a fost imbunatatit semnificativ din acest punct de vedere, astfel ca toata lumea lauda rapiditatea cu care sunt deschise aplicatiile. Din pacate acest lucru nu schimba situatia cu autonomia bateriei, restul functiilor fiind desigur disponibile si in vechiul model al Apple Watch vandut de catre cei de la Apple.

Apple Watch 2 reviews


„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 […] [But the] same battery life, mostly. GPS activity causes a big hit on battery life for running. Lacks always-on display. A tad thicker and heavier […] 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.”

Daring Fireball

„WatchOS 3 fixes most of Apple Watch’s problems listed above. The Series 2 hardware fixes nearly all the rest (the off-by-default display will need at least one more leap in battery life and/or display technology). It is clear that Apple recognized what was wrong — not just the obvious issues like slowness, but the abstract ones like the user interface’s conceptual mushiness — and addressed them […] The screen brightness has doubled […] Battery life is better […] The built-in GPS works very well in my testing […] You can officially swim with it […] 

The new Edition model is made of gorgeous white ceramic. Priced starting at $1,250, it feels like Apple now has a handle on where Apple Watch fits in the luxury market. It also seems like they’re working with a material that could be relevant to other product lines.”


„While little has changed in Apple Watch design, Series 2 and the latest software, calledwatchOS 3, do represent an important strategic shift. In particular, the new OS moves aside cutesy features like Digital Touch (that’s where you draw on the screen) and sharing your heartbeat in favor of more utility […] On the inside, though, is all-new hardware, including a brighter display, the S2 SiP (“System in Package”) which includes a new dual-core CPU and a new GPU, a larger battery and a special speaker system that plays sound and handles water […]

The most exciting part of this multi-organ transplant is surely the new SiP. It makes the Apple Watch Series 2 faster and more responsive than the original Apple Watch in almost every way.”

The Loop

„[The GPS means] I don’t need to take my iPhone with me on my daily walk, which has given me a strange sense of freedom … If you look at the map, you can see it’s colored. Yellow is the average pace for this particular walk; Green is above the average pace; and Red is below the average pace. This is tremendous information to have […]

The new white Apple Watch Edition is stunning to see in person. I often talk about Apple’s attention to detail—this new ceramic watch epitomizes that. I want this ceramic watch as much as I wanted the black iPhone—it’s gorgeous.”


„The new watch features a much greater focus on fitness; it’s a device that tries to bridge the void between a basic fitness tracker, like products from Fitbit, and a full-blown dedicated sportswatch, such as those from Garmin […] With built-in GPS, a better battery (although it’s still very much one day per charge), water-resistance and a much greater focus on fitness, the Apple Watch finally works at workouts.

That’s a massive gain over the first-generation device and one that is likely to appeal to those wanting more than a Fitbit, but who are scared by an all-powerful, athlete-focused watch from Garmin or Polar. However, for those who take their sport very seriously, we still can’t see the Watch 2 replacing a dedicated sportswatch just yet. It’s really for those looking for a do-it-all device that could easily go with a suit or some Lyrca.”


It delivers on the promise of a mostly passive device that can accomplish simple tasks in 1-3 seconds. There is now built-in GPS which allows for exercising without having to lug along a comparatively heavy iPhone just to get accurate tracking. And it’s completely waterproof, as any decent sport watch should be […]

Because of the speed and brightness, I have already found myself using the Watch for interactions more often […] Think of Apple’s new ecosystem like a body. The iPhone is the brain, the AirPods are the mouth and the Apple Watch is the hand. And that hand is starting to get more independent and more useful.”


„Almost every single upgrade offers something of tangible benefit: the GPS chip, the faster innards, the water-resistant frame. Suddenly the Apple Watch is able to last longer and track you better, and even offers you the chance to get better at a new activity. But it is expensive – so it’s not a simple case of ‘Got an iPhone? Buy this, post-haste!’ […]

The Apple Watch 2 feels more like a great gift than a necessary purchase – it’s the cost that prevents it being a strong buy. It doesn’t feel like it’s too expensive when you hold it and discover what it can do, but ultimately it’s still more of a novelty than a necessity – the apps required from developers to make it the latter still aren’t coming to pass.”


Let’s call it what it is: a fitness tracker. The Apple Watch Series 2 is exactly that. It’s what Apple had resisted calling its wearable for the past year and a half, even declining to categorize it as such when citing industry rankings, opting for the “smartwatch” category instead. It is, definitely, still a smartwatch. But the Watch now has focus, and that’s a good thing […]

I’ve noticed the display still doesn’t wake every time I raise or twist my wrist, which is annoying. And, even though the screen is now brighter and easily visible in normal daylight settings, it’s still tough to see in direct sunlight. At the end of the day this is a smartwatch with a retina OLED display, and not a reflective display like on other sport watches. It also doesn’t measure elevation when you’re recording an outdoor workout [and] it’s still a charge-every-day kind of thing if you work out, which is one of my least favorite aspects of smartwatches.”

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