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  • [POLL] Will you buy the Apple Watch 2?
    With the Apple Watch 2 around the corner, it is likely Apple may not feature second generation Apple Watch at the March 15th Event. The Apple Watch has been on sale for almost a year, which means the rumour mill has started churning out rumours regarding the upcoming Apple Watch 2.

    When Apple announced its much-anticipated Apple Watch back in September 2014, people got very excited about the concept of an Apple-designed smartwatch. Fast forward to today, the Apple Watch has been on sale for quite some time and with 2016 drawing ever closer, people are starting to think about the next-generation Apple Watch, the Apple Watch 2.

    When will the Apple Watch 2 launch, and what new features can we expect? In this article, we round up all the rumours we've heard regarding the yet-unannounced Apple Watch 2. Also, we list the features we're hoping Apple will include in the second Apple Watch, and why they would improve users' experience.

    Apple Watch 2 design rumours: New bands


    According to the latest reports, the Apple Watch 2 may not be revealed at the event Apple is said to be hosting on March 15th. Instead, the event will focus on the launch of the iPhone 5SE and possibly the iPad Air 3. However that doesn't mean that the Apple Watch won't get a mention - launching the second generation Apple Watch, Apple is said to be preparing a host of new straps for its smartwatch. According to a source, they are claiming that the update will include a handful of new colours for the Sports Bands (although it isn't specified which colours) along with additional colours of Apple's latest collection, the Hemes bands, but again, with no mention of colours.

    Apple Watch 2 rumours: FaceTime camera


    Apple may release the Apple Watch 2 with a FaceTime camera and it makes sense for them to do this. This will let their users take photos using the front facing camera and make FaceTime call

    Apple Watch 2 rumours: Less relying on the iPhone

    Apple plans for the second-gen Apple Watch to have more functionality when it's separated from an iPhone, and has apparently named the project "tether-less" internally. As it stands, the Apple Watch can only support activity tracking, music playback and mobile payments without a paired iPhone, with many other features including text messaging, emailing and using third-party apps impossible without an iPhone for the Apple Watch to communicate with. The release of watchOS 2 brought the ability for third-party apps to run natively on the Watch, but the apps still require an iPhone to send and receive data.

    However, the with the Apple Watch 2, Apple is reportedly looking to make it more capable when your iPhone isn't connected, simply by adding a new wireless chipset into the wearable. What difference will this make to the Apple Watch experience? While it probably won't be able to handle data-heavy requests (such as software updates), other tasks could be handled without the assistance of an iPhone.

    The new wireless chipset should also enable a heavily requested "Find my Watch" feature similar to "Find my iPhone" which is said to utilise Wi-Fi router triangulation technology, as opposed to GPS.

    Apple Watch 2 rumours: Battery life


    There was great speculation about the battery life of the Apple Watch on the run up to its (second) announcement. Apple put this worry to bed, claiming that the Apple Watch has an "all day battery life" but would still have to be charged each night, much like the iPhone. The issue with "all day battery life" is that you have to charge it almost every evening, which isnít always possible.

    Looking at rivals like the Pebble Time Steel, which has a pretty amazing battery life of around 10 days, it makes the Apple Watch battery seem a bit disappointing. Yes, the Pebble Time Steel uses a less power hungry display, but even a five-day Apple Watch battery life would be better than having to charge it every night.

    It also opens up more functionality in the Apple Watch, mainly with regards to sleep tracking. With a longer battery life, users could wear the Apple Watch to bed and get accurate stats about their sleep - information that's pretty popular, judging by the success of apps like Sleep Cycle.

    Apple Watch 2 Poll
    Those are the only rumours we've seen so far about the Apple Watch 2's features, but we'll update this article when more emerge. So we want to know. Please visit here to vote in poll.

    Do you currently own an Apple Watch? If so, which model?

    Will you buy the Apple Watch 2?

    What would you like to see from the Apple Watch 2?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [POLL] Will you buy the Apple Watch 2? started by Caiden Spencer View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      If you wish to vote in Poll please click here.

      In the comments, please answer
      Do you currently own an Apple Watch? If so, which model?

      Will you buy the Apple Watch 2?

      What would you like to see from the Apple Watch 2?
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      I have some questions for Apple Watch owners. How often do you plan to replace your Apple Watch with the latest-and-greatest Apple Watch? And prior to owning your Apple Watch, had you owned a watch in the $500+ range before?
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      No I won't ever purchase an apple watch. I don't even WANT something like this. If I received one as a gift I'd return it/sell it. They are ugly and too small. I like my Casio G Shock GPW 1000.
    1. JustDoIt311's Avatar
      JustDoIt311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by exNavy View Post
      No I won't ever purchase an apple watch. I don't even WANT something like this. If I received one as a gift I'd return it/sell it. They are ugly and too small. I like my Casio G Shock GPW 1000.
      If you have no interest in the Apple Watch, then why would you spend the time to comment on an article specifically about the watch?
    1. OscarMedina's Avatar
      OscarMedina -
      Do you currently own an Apple Watch? If so, which model?
      I currently own an apple watch Sport / Space Gray 42mm, I'm happy with it

      Will you buy the Apple Watch 2?
      Only if it includes the Facetime Camera, better battery life and less dependant from the iPhone would be great too

      What would you like to see from the Apple Watch 2?
      Facetime Camera, better battery life, less dependant from the iPhone, new design (less bumpy)
    1. ItALex's Avatar
      ItALex -
      Buy an Apple watch? In my dreams! Unless there were not other watches out there and better than this **** from Apple. I dont give a crap for Apple products, the only thing I care about is the Iphone.
    1. OscarMedina's Avatar
      OscarMedina -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      I have some questions for Apple Watch owners. How often do you plan to replace your Apple Watch with the latest-and-greatest Apple Watch? And prior to owning your Apple Watch, had you owned a watch in the $500+ range before?
      I have an iPhone 5 which I upgraded form my 4s only because I wanted the apple watch, I'm planing in replacing my old apple watch every year, I will only upgrade my phone when the new apple watch isn't compatible with my current phone. The only watch I ever owned before this was the Casio W-59-1VQES Alarm/Chronograph Watch in the 90s. If you don't currently own an apple watch, wait for 2nd gen and consider it, by now is more an accessory than useful, I love to have the weather in my wrist and I reply to messages while driving with the watch, outside from that, I sometimes use the remote for my apple tv and the camera remote for my phone.
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by peacedog View Post
      I have some questions for Apple Watch owners. How often do you plan to replace your Apple Watch with the latest-and-greatest Apple Watch? And prior to owning your Apple Watch, had you owned a watch in the $500+ range before?
      I own a breitling navitimer bentley edition and an omega seamster james bond edition. Both are mid-range watches and combined the MSRP was over $20,000. I even have a citizen skyhawk who's msrp was $999. Do you want to know what the difference is between these mid-range watches and an apple watch? They work the EXACT same now as they did when I first bought them. They haven't slowed down, they aren't laggy with software bloating or updates. 15 years later when my omega needed repair it was fully supported and was fixed (at my cost) by the manufacturer. Even authorized dealers will be able to do regular maintenance DECADES after I purchase these watches.Take a 5 year old apple product to get fixed and see what happens. The Apple Genius will tell you that your product is no longer supported for repair. Feel sorry for the suckers who bought the Apple Watch Edition.

      Unfortunately, I doubt my 42mm Apple Watch will have this longevity. To be honest I purchased a pebble 3 years ago and it gave me the same basic functionality as the Apple Watch; the Apple Watch just does it nicer. Unless Apple puts out some killer features, I think I'll hold onto my Apple Watch until it's no longer supported by iOS.
    1. cmwade77's Avatar
      cmwade77 -
      The only reason I would even consider it is for my wife, if they got the blood sugar sensors added that have been in the rumor mills. That would make this essential for any diabetic, imagine no more test strips, pricking fingers, etc.
    1. turdsmoka's Avatar
      turdsmoka -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustDoIt311 View Post
      If you have no interest in the Apple Watch, then why would you spend the time to comment on an article specifically about the watch?

      Go troll somewhere else.
      The question was would you buy the watch not since you want to buy an Apple watch, how awesome are Apple watches. Just because someone doesnt agree with you or love every Apple product in the world, it doesnt invalidate their opinion.

      Respectfully yours,

      Apple fanboy.
    1. peacedog's Avatar
      peacedog -
      I buy $40 Timex Ironman watches. They last about 5 years. When the battery dies, I throw it away and buy a new one.
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      I absolutely love my Apple Watch and I bought it primarily for notifications since I'm terrible at feeling my phone vibrations and I keep my ringer low. It does that wonderfully and I've never had the battery drop below 75%, so I don't really have a need to upgrade. This will be something I keep until it completely craps out on me. I hope the Apple Watch 2 sells even more and I hope people that don't think they'd benefit from it actually go give it a chance.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      The question was would you buy the watch not since you want to buy an Apple watch, how awesome are Apple watches. Just because someone doesnt agree with you or love every Apple product in the world, it doesnt invalidate their opinion.
      Respectfully yours,

      Apple fanboy.
      C'mon dude be sensible.
    1. JustDoIt311's Avatar
      JustDoIt311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by turdsmoka View Post
      The question was would you buy the watch not since you want to buy an Apple watch, how awesome are Apple watches. Just because someone doesnt agree with you or love every Apple product in the world, it doesnt invalidate their opinion.

      Respectfully yours,

      Apple fanboy.
      Haha wow, a little defensive aren't we? All I'm saying is, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to spend the time to read about and comment on something that you have no interest in, and then saying you prefer a completely different branded watch..

      That's like me walking into a Ford dealership and simply shouting "I'd rather buy a Chevy" and leave.

      And I never accused anyone of disagreeing with me or "loving every Apple product." Read what I posted before responding.

      Quit with the cursing and angry remarks, completely uncalled for.
    1. JustDoIt311's Avatar
      JustDoIt311 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Feel sorry for the suckers who bought the Apple Watch Edition.
      I'm sure the people who can afford to buy the Apple Watch Edition could afford to buy another one every product cycle lol!
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustDoIt311 View Post
      Haha wow, a little defensive aren't we? All I'm saying is, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to spend the time to read about and comment on something that you have no interest in, and then saying you prefer a completely different branded watch..

      That's like me walking into a Ford dealership and simply shouting "I'd rather buy a Chevy" and leave.

      And I never accused anyone of disagreeing with me or "loving every Apple product." Read what I posted before responding.

      Don't be a keyboard tough guy. Quit with the cursing and angry remarks, completely uncalled for.
      Please keep the conversation civil, I will not hesitate to contact a moderator.
    1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
      Caiden Spencer -
      I spent $1740 AU on my Apple Watch Edition Stainless Steel
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Please don't call each other trolls or other names or escalate the conversation. Civil discussion please
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by JustDoIt311 View Post
      I'm sure the people who can afford to buy the Apple Watch Edition could afford to buy another one every product cycle lol!
      I understand but when you fork out money for a good watch, you'd expect it to work as well as the day you bought it 5 years down the road. Doesn't matter how much money you have; waste is waste.
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      It's all about what features the product has in this case the "Apple Watch" and your needs. To be honest, at first I thought cool, but then started going through the list of features I'd used compared to cost. It didn't make sense for me and wasn't needing to message people or call people from my wrist to be cool.

      But then I started to exercise and losing weight. I had a Fitbit Charge which was ok, but I went back and watched the keynote again about Apple Watch. This time it made more sense now to be more cost effective to buy one, now that I could utilize Activity, Workout, and Health apps plus a couple of other 3rd party apps to sync my Fitbit scale, calories count, and water intake. So I sold my Fitbit Charge and ordered a Apple Watch Sport 42mm model and couldn't be happier with it.

      It all about best bang for your buck. Are you going to get your use out of it for your value of money or not! Everyone is different

      Will I upgrade to the next one? Have to see what the new one has to offer and see. FaceTime camera? I don't need or care for, that's why I have a phone for. Better battery is always nice to have, but not worth upgrading too for more money. It only takes my watch now only about 45 min to charge to 100% from 20-25% discharge.