Here's a list of things the Apple Watch Series 2 * doesn't * do

Here's a list of things the Apple Watch Series 2 * doesn't * do

When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2At the beginning of the month, much was celebrated on the news of the new version of the watch that make it a much more independent and attractive piece of hardware compared to its predecessor. The focus on the part of fitness, mainly reflected in the inclusion of a GPS receiver, shows well the new track that Apple wants to follow in the field of smartwatches goodbye, market fashion haute couture and super celebrities; ol, runners, sportsmen and Klber Bambam.

However, not because Apple has decided to give more features to its Watch series than the omnipotent watch. Who sang the ball first was the The verge: There are a number of things that, even with updated hardware, Apple Watch Series 2 can't do things that theoretically would be important to at least part of your target audience. Let's take a brief look at them in the next paragraphs; This way, if you are planning to buy a copy of the novelty, you will know exactly what awaits you.

Apple Watch Series 2 being used on a bicycleFirstly, it is important to mention that the Series 2 cannot measure elevation variations The built-in GPS sensor detects only the global flat position, ie, regardless of whether you are on top of Everest or the Netherlands. This is a significant limitation for climbers, adventure cyclists and hikers, so if it's an important resource for you, you'll still need to take your iPhone along on your journeys; yes, it quietly measures positional elevation and passes the data to Apple Watch.

Another important point that the new generation continues without any sleep reading from the user. Perhaps this is a measure thought by Apple, as the watch's battery, although better than before, has not yet reached the desired state of the art and the pet still needs to be recharged almost every night. The fact that if you want to register your priests in bed (I mean, sleeping), you'll need to look the other way around: Smart bracelets like Fitbit have been doing this job with some success for years.

Ma's new watch is also not proactive enough to automatically detect what activity the user is currently engaged in. each session must be manually started It is saved / finished, which can be a setback for those who like to go to the gym and move between different modalities, such as aerobic training, swimming and bodybuilding.

Speaking of bodybuilding, by the way, this is an area where Watch Series 2 still owes: it is now possible to select a range of exercises within the “muscle training” activity, but the watch is effectively not monitoring anything beyond the time you spend on that task. Series, rest, weight, and movement are out of reading, and only an average well above the energy expenditure of the recorded activity.

Apple Watch exercise screen lockImage: Aloisio Kreischer

Finally, it is also important to talk about the swimming field, one of the great attractions of the new water resistant model. Apple has implemented an ingenious trick to expel the speaker fluids, meaning that the clock sounds will be audible the moment the user leaves the pool or sea. However, Cupertino's engineers have not yet discovered the magic: the Apple Watch Series 2 display, like any capacitive touchscreen, dead in contact with liquids.

To circumvent the problem, Apple has added a second type of lock mode, accessible from the Control Center via the water droplet icon, dedicated to these wet situations: the mode locks the screen, shows activity reading information and requires that Digital Crown be turned to unlock the clock (when this happens, it also sounds to expel liquids from the speaker).

This is just a short summary of things you should be aware of if you are thinking of spending your rich money on an Apple Watch Series 2. We will not, of course, be around soon and post a full review of our new generation impressions. Anyway, as the saying goes: the more you know