Apple Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 are the second-generation models of the Apple Watch and was released on September 16, 2016.[2][3] They use the Apple S1P and Apple S2 SIPs (System in Package), respectively,[4] and the Series 2 has a built-in GPS and twice the display brightness of the previous generation for easier outdoor readability. The Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 requires at least an iPhone 5 with iOS 10 or later.[5]

Apple Watch Series 1/Series 2
Apple Watch official logo.svg
DeveloperApple Inc.
Product familyApple Watch
TypeSmartwatch
GenerationSecond
Release dateSeries 1 and Series 2: September 16, 2016; 4 years ago (2016-09-16)
DiscontinuedSeries 1: September 21, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-09-21)
Series 2: September 12, 2017; 3 years ago (2017-09-12)
Operating systemwatchOS 3
watchOS 4
watchOS 5
watchOS 6 (final)
CPUSeries 1: Apple S1P
Series 2: Apple S2
DisplayOLED[1]

38mm
33.96 mm (1.337 in) diagonal, 272×340 pixels, 326 dpi

'42 mm
38.96 mm (1.534 in) diagonal, 312×390 pixels, 326 dpi
DimensionsSeries 1 and Series 2:

38 mm
38.6 mm × 33.3 mm × 10.5 mm
(1.52 in × 1.31 in × 0.41 in)
42 mm
42 mm × 35.9 mm × 10.5 mm
(1.65 in × 1.41 in × 0.41 in)


PredecessorApple Watch (1st Generation)
SuccessorApple Watch Series 3

FeaturesEdit

Apple Watch Series 2 introduces water resistance at a rating of 50 meters. It can keep track of the number of laps and distance during Swimming workouts. During swimming, the touch function can be manually disabled with 'Underwater mode'. Once this is turned off, by rotating the Digital Crown continuously, it uses the speaker to expel residual water through a series of 10 vibrations. The Apple Watch Series 2 has a built-in GPS system.[6] The most recently used apps are saved in the background, so apps and information load faster. The Apple Watch Series 2 was sold in casings of anodized Aluminium, starting at $369, and polished Stainless Steel, starting at $549[7] .The Series 1 was sold only in Aluminium, with a starting price at $269. The Series 2 still needs to be charged nightly, with an advertised 18 hours of battery life, in line with its predecessors. The display is also brighter, from 450 nits to 1000.[6]

SoftwareEdit

The Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 was first released with watchOS 3 preinstalled and is supported up to watchOS 6.[8] Both Series 1 and 2 do not receive watchOS 7.[9]

ConfusionEdit

The Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 watches were released at the same time and have faster processors than the first-generation model, but the Series 2 has GPS, waterproofing for swimming workouts, and has a 1000-nit display. However, with the exception of the faster processor, the Series 1 makes little to no changes from the 1st generation. The first-generation Apple Watch is commonly called the Series 0 by the surrounding communities, but Apple itself doesn't use this name, instead referring to the Series 0 as "Apple Watch (1st generation)".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Review: The absolutely optional Apple Watch and Watch OS 1.0". Ars Technica. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Torres, Timothy. "Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Samsung Gear S3: Smartwatch Smackdown". PC Magazine. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  3. ^ Graziano, Dan. "Apple Watch Series 2 vs. Samsung Gear S3 vs. Fitbit vs. Android Wear vs. Garmin vs. Pebble". CNET. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  4. ^ "Apple Introduces Apple Watch Series 2, The Ultimate Device For A Healthy Life" (Press release). Apple. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  5. ^ "Apple Watch Series 2: Technical Specifications". Apple. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  6. ^ a b McGarry, Caitlyn (November 2016). "Apple Watch Series 2 Review: A Faster, Brighter Fitness Machine". Macworld. Vol. 33 no. 11 (Digital ed.). pp. 113–120 – via EBSCOhost.
  7. ^ Ochs, Susie (October 2016). "Apple Watch Series 2 Hands-On: Ceramic Is Stunning, but Hermès Overpriced". Macworld. Vol. 33 no. 10 (Digital ed.). pp. 101–107 – via EBSCOhost.
  8. ^ Miller, Chance (October 29, 2019). "Apple releasing watchOS 6.1 to the public with Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 support, more". 9to5Mac. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
  9. ^ Hall, Zac (June 22, 2020). "Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 will not update to watchOS 7". 9to5Mac. Retrieved June 23, 2020.

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