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Apple Watch Series 2 (2016)

Apple Watch Series 2 (2016)
alaScore 96

3266 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3266 reviews of Apple Watch Series 2 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, 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 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : Timothy Torres (pcmag.com)

Apple Watch Nike+

 

The Apple Watch Nike+ boasts sporty styling and some exclusive features that make it a solid alternative to Apple's Series 2 smartwatch, especially for runners.

Ventilated watchband. Exclusive Nike watch faces and features. Lots of third-party apps.

Expensive. Inaccurate pace measurements in testing. No heart rate zones. Lacks continuous heart rate monitoring when not working out.

The Apple Watch Nike+ isn't all that different from the Apple Watch Series 2. And that's not a bad thing. Both watches offer fast performance, sharp displays, and a fantastic selection of third-party apps. The Nike+ just offers some exclusive Nike...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

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 : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 review: work it out

 

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...

Built-in GPS ; Water resistant up to 50m ; Faster performance ; Bigger battery

Limited to iPhone users ; Display not visible in direct sunlight ; Still has some software glitches

Sep, 2016

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

Expert review by : Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 Review

 

Apple has a well-deserved reputation for helping to define our expectations for what are still, to many shoppers, new product types. The iPhone showed both consumers and other handset manufacturers alike how much untapped potential there was in the...

Much-appreciated performance boost ; Still feels very comfortable, even with larger size ; GPS and improved water-resistance are great for active users ; Brighter screen is nice to have (though better control over it would be even better)

Larger battery doesn't translate to increased battery life ; Software interactions with iPhone are clunky at best ; Text input relies far too heavily on voice control ; Limited HW upgrades make $100 premium over Series 1 a tough sell

In a lot of ways, the Apple Watch Series 2 feels a lot like an Apple Watch 1.5 – and we already made the comparison to one of Apple's S-year iPhone upgrades. While the user experience has matured since the first-gen model, most of that's due to the...

Oct, 2016

TechGearLab Editors' Choice Award

Expert review by : David Wise (techgearlab.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 Review

 

The best of the best in terms of these products but only for iPhone users

Waterproof, amazing display, widest range of app compatibility

No automatic brightness adjust, short battery life

The highest scoring model of our test and the clear choice for iPhone users that want the best, the is all-around a fantastic smartwatch. It's easy to use, waterproof, has an amazing display and does a good job as a fitness tracker. While it is a...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (dcrainmaker.com)

Apple Watch Series 2 and Nike+ Edition: Sport & Fitness In-Depth Review

 

It's now been a few months since Apple released their second generation watches, both the Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ Edition. These watches built upon the initial Apple Watch first generation units by adding GPS capabilities and improved...

Feb, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Anthracite, Black / Anthracite, Orange / Beige, Brown / Black / Black, Grey / Black, Lime / Blue / Blue, Pink / Brown / Green / Grey / Grey, White / Grey, Yellow / Lime, Silver / Pink / Platinum, White / Silver, White / Stainless Steel / White
Band material:Fluoroelastomer / Leather / Nylon / Stainless Steel
Band size:L / M / S
Housing color:Black / Gold / Grey / Pink gold / Silver / Stainless Steel
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:4.92 - 7.68 / 5.12 - 7.09 / 5.12 - 7.68 / 5.12 - 7.87 / 5.31 - 5.91 / 5.31 - 7.68 / 5.51 - 8.07 / 5.51 - 8.27 / 5.71 - 6.5 / 5.71 - 8.46 / 5.91 - 7.28 / 5.91 - 7.87 / 5.91 - 8.46 / 6.3 - 7.09 / 7.09 - 8.27
Wrist size range:4.92 - 7.68 / 5.12 - 7.09 / 5.12 - 7.68 / 5.12 - 7.87 / 5.31 - 5.91 / 5.31 - 7.68 / 5.51 - 6.3 / 5.51 - 6.69 / 5.51 - 8.07 / 5.51 - 8.27 / 5.71 - 6.5 / 5.71 - 7.09 / 5.71 - 8.46 / 5.91 - 7.28 / 5.91 - 7.87 / 5.91 - 8.46 / 6.3 - 7.09 / 6.5 - 7.68 / 6.69 - 7.87 / 7.09 - 8.27

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Features

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Built-in camera:N
Built-in Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
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
Gyroscope:Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
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
Vibrating alert:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
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)
Standby time (Bluetooth on):18

Storage

Compatible memory cards: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
Built-in speakers: 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:Calendar, Events reminder
Personal info management (PIM):Calendar, Events reminder
Processor:S2
Processor cores:2
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor model:S2
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y
Waterproof up to:1968.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.52 / 1.67
Thickness:0.449
Weight:0.995 / 1.21 / 1.48 / 1.85
Width:1.31 / 1.43