TMO Daily Observations 2016-09-08: Hands on with Apple Watch Series 2, AirPods

TMO’s Bryan Chaffin was at the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch event yesterday and got to get his hands on both devices as well as the AirPods. Bryan, along with John Martellaro joins Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple Watch Series 2 and how AirPods sound and work. Jeff also settles Bryan and John’s Apple Watch bet.

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  • I thought that the Series 2 has something like a 30% larger battery then the original Apple Watch, but with the dual-core processor, GPS, and brighter screen the overall battery life is the same. I think Jeff was right to call it a draw, since the Series 2 is not thinner and even though it was a larger battery (hence the slight size increase), it kept the same overall battery life.

    In my personal experience I have not had any battery problems with my Apple Watch, and I have used it every day all day since June 2015. My Apple Watch has always had at least 20% battery remaining when I take it off at night for charging.

    I would also say that I use my Apple Watch longer during interactions with it because I am waiting for it to do something or load something. If the new OS, along with the new dual-core processor, makes everything load and run really fast, then that means I would actually have shorter sessions with the watch and possibly use less battery power.

    For example, if my original Apple Watch takes 5 seconds to load the weather, and the new Series 2 takes 2 seconds, then I saved 3 seconds; which would add up throughout the day and result in using less of the battery.

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