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View Poll Results: Will you buy the Apple Watch 2?

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  • Yes, I currently own an Apple Watch.

    9 28.13%
  • Yes, I do not currently own an Apple Watch.

    4 12.50%
  • No, but I currently own an Apple Watch.

    5 15.63%
  • No, and I do not currently own an Apple Watch.

    14 43.75%
  1. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    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.

    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?
    2016-02-12 10:57 AM
  2. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    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?
    2016-02-12 11:01 AM
  3. peacedog's Avatar
    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?
    2016-02-12 11:30 AM
  4. exNavy's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by exNavy; 2016-02-12 at 12:45 PM.
    2016-02-12 12:42 PM
  5. JustDoIt311's Avatar
    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?
    Last edited by Zokunei; 2016-02-12 at 09:00 PM.
    2016-02-12 01:47 PM
  6. OscarMedina's Avatar
    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)
    2016-02-12 06:22 PM
  7. ItALex's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 06:27 PM
  8. OscarMedina's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 06:30 PM
  9. bigbaba's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by bigbaba; 2016-02-12 at 07:38 PM.
    2016-02-12 06:51 PM
  10. cmwade77's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 07:09 PM
  11. turdsmoka's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Zokunei; 2016-02-12 at 08:59 PM.
    2016-02-12 07:12 PM
  12. peacedog's Avatar
    I buy $40 Timex Ironman watches. They last about 5 years. When the battery dies, I throw it away and buy a new one.
    2016-02-12 07:43 PM
  13. gldoorii's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 08:21 PM
  14. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Zokunei; 2016-02-12 at 09:01 PM.
    2016-02-12 08:50 PM
  15. JustDoIt311's Avatar
    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.
    Last edited by Zokunei; 2016-02-12 at 09:07 PM.
    2016-02-12 08:54 PM
  16. JustDoIt311's Avatar
    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!
    2016-02-12 09:02 PM
  17. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 09:08 PM
  18. Caiden Spencer's Avatar
    I spent $1740 AU on my Apple Watch Edition Stainless Steel
    2016-02-12 09:09 PM
  19. Zokunei's Avatar
    Please don't call each other trolls or other names or escalate the conversation. Civil discussion please
    2016-02-12 09:10 PM
  20. bigbaba's Avatar
    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.
    2016-02-12 10:58 PM
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