Apple Watch Series 2 Continues to Offer Same Battery Life as Original Apple Watch

Despite rumors suggesting the Apple Watch Series 2 models would feature longer battery life than the original Apple Watch models, technical specifications for the new devices shared by Apple suggest the Apple Watch Series 2 will continue to offer up to 18 hours of battery life -- the same as Apple Watch Series 1.

Part leaks indicate the Apple Watch Series 2 may indeed have a larger battery built into it, but it appears any increase in battery capacity is being consumed by the new GPS chip introduced in the Series 2. GPS, which will bring better location tracking to the Apple Watch, can drain a significant amount of battery.

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Apple didn't mention the battery life of the Apple Watch Series 2 on stage or point towards any battery improvements, so we will need to wait for a device teardown to see exactly what's inside.

In addition to a new GPS chip, the Apple Watch Series 2 features a more water resistant casing suitable for swimming, a display that's brighter in direct sunlight, and a second-generation dual-core S2 system-on-a-chip that offers 2x faster graphics performance and 50 percent faster CPU performance. Power drawn by the GPS chip may also be mitigated by the new S2.


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24 weeks ago
That's fine. We've got three great features. Water-resistant up to 50m, faster performance and GPS.
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24 weeks ago
Continues to offer no reason to buy it
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24 weeks ago

I may consider it when it has a 10 day battery life like my Jawbone UP2 has.

Why do people still make an argument of this? I mean, I definitely think it would bring some benefits if the Apple Watch did offer improved battery life. But I have no complaints myself whatsoever. Heck, since watchOS 2.2 or something I've had easily over 50% left after a full work day (07:00 to 00:00). And I put it on the charger every night, so I don't really see why it should be better. Maybe if you go camping or something...?
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24 weeks ago

Continues to offer no reason to buy it

I'm an Apple Watch user myself, and I continue to see the benefits of it. :)
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24 weeks ago
Still a nice upgrade.
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24 weeks ago

Continues to offer no reason to buy it


I guess Apple should have checked with you before selling millions of Apple Watches. Would have saved them a lot of heartache.
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24 weeks ago

AKA Not very good.
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Have they sold millions of them?


In April the estimate was 12 million. I think that makes it millions
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24 weeks ago
I have my complaints about the iPhone 7, but watch series 2 looks fantastic to me. I have an AW1, and battery life is not an issue for me. Changes look to fix things I would like to see improved. My next Apple product will be this watch. This is evolution on the right scale and timeline for me.
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24 weeks ago
I will sell my Apple Watch stainless steel 42mm to get one of these instead. I love it. The battery life on my Series 1 has always been very, very solid. Lasts a day and a half, or more if I'm careful. I've never especially seen the need for longer battery life (obviously it would be nice but, really, to track sleep? I'm not sure that's a major selling point, TBH).
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24 weeks ago
It's pretty obvious it has a bigger battery. With gps off it says it can due continuos hear rate monitoring for 8 hrs. 1st Apple Watch can only do 5hrs.
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I only care about the fast performance but that can be found in the cheaper Series One. So I'm all good. No way I'm paying $400 for a 42mm Series Two. Seeing how the first gen watches will nose dive in value there is no way I'm going to pay that much.


Yeah I guess it comes down to if you think gps, water proofness and brighter display is worth $100. I think I might wait for Black Friday sale. Sucks that my Apple Watch is now basically worthless, but I guess that's what being an early adopter gets you.
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