We still didn’t recover from all the controversy created around the first Apple Smartwatch, with all the trials and tribulations implied. Third party app developers commenting on the watch’s utility, heart rate monitors working dubiously, user reviews going wrong and so on. Now, Apple announces the launch of a new Watch, with fine-tuned features and improved quality. Apple Watch 2 will roll out next year, better, faster, stronger and steadier.
As news in the media report, Apple has a list of features that it plans to release next year, when the second version of the Apple Watch will unfold. Hopefully a GPS chip will be added to the watch, to provide detailed data for those who are passionate about jogging.
Also, improvements in the heart rate monitor are expected, as presently, the Apple Watch can monitor heart beats provided one stands still. Any type of physical movement keeps the monitor from working properly.
Wi-Fi connections will also be boosted in the next Apple Watch version, with the help of an extra chip added inside the device. For the moment, all the updates rely on the iPhone’s networking features. E-mails and weather updates along with news feeds are powered by the link with Big Brother iPhone.
The Wi-Fi chip is set to upgrade apps and make them autonomous.
The next model will also come with an onboard video camera that lets users FaceTime directly from their wrists. The special camera will be placed on the top bezel of the device. In terms of updates, the OS will also benefit from a boost, allowing users to receive FaceTime audio calls. The video functionalities Apple is trying to enhance for the new watch model will most probably make it more useful and entertaining. Let’s say that this first model was just an experiment that left plenty of room for improvement, exactly what we expect from the upcoming device.
Besides the software improvements, Apple is preparing to launch some new watch models. Apple wants to add some new tiers that cost wise, fall between the regular watch and the expensive $10.000 edition. It is probable that somewhere in the future we see watch models made of various materials, such as titanium or platinum.
The most difficult task is making the Apple guys work on the battery life that also needs improvement. In order to benefit from all the new features and apps, we need a longer battery life and an improved capacity to support multiple apps and tasks. It seems that such an improvement is yet unnecessary though, as users still have at least 30% left of battery life at the end of the day.
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