A Look at the Apple Watch 2

Fitness technology has come a long way in recent years and thanks to wearable gadgets, it is now possible for us to keep track of numerous metrics such as heart rate, respiration, distance walked and calories burned. Apple has always been at the forefront of these innovations and their release of the vaunted Apple 2 watch has caught the attention of many tech enthusiasts. Let’s take a closer look at this model and examine its benefits alongside a few drawback so that you can make the most informed choices possible.

An Overview of the Apple Watch 2

The basic design of this watch is seen as being a massive improvement in relation to its predecessor. A large screen helps the wearer view important data more clearly. The addition of a GPS system provides more accurate tracking and a powerful processor is able to handle multiple operations at the same time. Perhaps most importantly, this watch is equipped with a handy water-resistant design which literally traps any water between two panels above the screen so that it can be used when swimming underwater with little worries. Having said this, the main drawback for some could be the price (just over $369 dollars or the equivalent currency at the time of its release). Let’s take a closer look at some of its functionalities.

Basic Functions and Usability

As should be expected, the Apple Watch 2 brings much to the table in terms of what the user can accomplish. Some of the basic fitness functions of this model include:

  • Swim tracker
  • Distance calculator
  • Pace counter
  • Calorie monitor
  • Heart rate sensor
  • Cycling distance tracker

The main differences is that a brighter LED screen makes it much easier for these metrics to be viewed. Of course, there are other third-party apps which can be purchased by those who are looking for even more comprehensive services.

Performance

As mentioned previously, the processor within the Apple Watch 2 has been significantly enhanced. Its dual-core design boasts much higher speeds and gives the entire unit a bit of a “snap” when tracking real-time metrics. Up to one gigabyte of RAM is included, so storing data and uploading other applications will not present any real problems. This is also likely to be the reason that the screen resolution and GUI are both more advanced. However, it is said that flipping between apps can still take a bit of time. Another interesting feature to be found within the Watch OS3 system is an application simply known as Breathe. This is a timely reminder every few hours for the wearer to take a step back from his or her daily life and relax. While not necessarily groundbreaking, it is still useful and it provides the watch with a more personal touch.

Pros and Cons

Having just completed this basic overview, let’s list a few benefits that are associated with the Apple Watch 2:

  • A more rugged design
  • A larger and more detailed screen
  • Better performance
  • Increased water resistance.

Having said this, we still should be fair and note a handful of potential negative features that consumers may encounter.

  • The Apple Watch 2 is a bit pricey.
  • True fitness enthusiasts will likely be required to download additional third-party apps.
  • Some feel that the processing speed between applications could be a bit more efficient.

The Apple Watch 2 is indeed a very useful fitness tracker. Those who are willing to spend the money should be able to enjoy one of the best devices currently on the market.