Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm) Specifications, Features and Price

$149.00

Date Released

September, 2016

Display

OLED 1000nits
1.65 inches (42mm)
1.50 inches (38mm)

Body

28.2g (42mm) | 34.2g (38mm) Aluminum
41.9g (38mm) | 52.4g (42mm) Stainless steel

Memory

8GB ROM | 0.5GB

Media

Loudspeaker | Microphone

Battery Life

18hrs

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Description

Apple Watch Series 2 is a fitness smartwatch with a decent looking sporty appearance and equipped with features that can help improve your productive life. The Watch 2 is available in two sizes; 38mm and 42mm just like the Watch 3 which is its successor.

The Watch 2 comes with a 1.65/1.5 inches OLED display for the 42mm/32mm respectively which is bright at 1000nits and very easy to read outdoors. It’s available in stainless steel and aluminum materials with the straps made of elastomer. There’s also the Nike+ and Hermès models which are more expensive.

This watch keeps you connected to all that matters to you as well as features Siri voice assistant that allows you to carry out simple tasks such as playing music, tell the time, and more. It comes with an 8GB storage capacity that allows you to store your favorite tracks on the watch.

The battery life of the Watch 2 isn’t all that impressive, you can get about 18hrs long of battery life from a single charge.

Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm) Features

FeaturesApple Watch Series 4 (40mm)
Display1.57 inches LTPO OLED
MaterialsAvailable in;
Aluminum
Stainless steel
Customize watchfaceYes
Storage16GB - Stream or download music
LoudspeakerYes
Access and download apps directly on watchNo
Waterproof rating5ATM
(50 meters waterproof rating)
Make payment on the go from watch with Apple PayYes
Reply notifications with preset or custom messagesYes
Receive alerts when you receive notifications on phoneYes
Cellular models allow you to make and receive calls and access the internet without connecting to your phone.Yes
ProcessorS5 with 64-bit dual-core processor
(2x faster processor than S3)
Memoji App
You can create and share emojis as stickers in messages or share it via a link.
Yes
Create and Share Watch Faces
You can create and share a watch face.
Yes
Emergency SOS detects fall detection
Yes
International emergency callingNo
Family Setup
This feature allows family members who own an Apple Watch but don't have an iPhone to enjoy all the benefits of an Apple Watch. Multiple smartwatches can be added and managed from a single iPhone.
Yes
Find My App
This feature alerts you when a family member gets home and can also be used to know the location of your kid or any other family member.
Yes
Handwashing App
This app will guide you to wash your hands for up to 20 seconds inline with the global health authority's recommendations. It also reminds you to wash your hand when you get home.
Yes
Cycling Map App
This feature will guide you to choose the best route to follow. It also allows you to search nearby places for stuff like coffee and also tells you ahead when there is an obstruction.
Yes
Preloaded sport modes
4 new workout modes have been added that can allow you to choose your preferred workout type.
Yes
Count steps, distance, calories, and paceYes
Count floors climbedYes
Know your orientation with compassNo
Track heart rhythm with the ECG appYes
Track cycle via the menstrual cycle appNo
Noise hearing app will alert you when the sound is too highNo
Tracks your heart rate comprehensivelyYes
Tracks your sleep comprehensivelyYes
Blood oxygen tracking
Monitors your blood oxygen to how well your blood absorbs oxygen.
No
Battery lifeAbout 18 hours

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Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm) Specifications, Features and Price

Additional information

ABOUT DEVICE

ABOUT DEVICE

Device name

(Discontinued), Apple Watch Series 2 (38mm)

Device type

Fitness/Sport smartwatch

Gender

Unisex

Predecessor

Apple Watch Series 1

Successor

Apple Watch Series 3

Models

Apple Watch Hermès, Apple Watch Nike+

Date released

September. 2016

DISPLAY

DISPLAY

Display size

1.5 inch

Display type

1000nit, OLED

Resolution

272 x 340 pixels

Pixel density

Customizable watchface

Yes

Input type

1 Physical button, Digital crown, Touchscreen

Always-On

No

BODY

BODY

Shape

Rectangular

Case material

Aluminum, Ceramic, Stainless steel

Strap material

Elastomer

Bezel material

Bezeless

Strap size

22 mm

Color

Black, Rose-gold

Screen protection

Sapphire glass

Dimension

38.6 x 33.3 x 11.4 mm

Weight

28.2g (aluminum), 39.6g (ceramic), 41.9g (stainless steel)

Waterproof rating

Yes, 5ATM

Swim-proof

Yes

Durability test

CONNECTIVITY

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth calling

Yes

Bluetooth

Bluetooth v4.0

Wi-Fi

Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

NFC

Yes

MEMORY

MEMORY

RAM

512MB

ROM

8GB

Memory card slot

No

CELLULAR

CELLULAR CONNECTIVITY

Network technology

None

SIM type

None

NOTIFICATIONS

NOTIFICATIONS

SMS alert

Yes

Calls alert

Yes

Email alert

Yes

Event reminder

Yes

MEDIA

MEDIA

Audio

mp3/mp4

Microphone

Yes

Loudspeaker

Yes

Bluetooth music

Yes

Camera

No

SENSORS

SENSORS

GPS

GLONASS, GPS

Accelerometer

Yes

HRM

Yes

Gyroscope

Yes

Pulse Ox.

No

Altimeter

No

Barometer

No

Compass

No

ECG

No

Thermometer

Yes

Ambient light

Yes

ACTIVITY TRACKING

ACTIVITY TRACKING

Steps

Yes

Calories

Yes

Distance

Yes

Heart rate monitoring

Yes

Sleep tracking

(Third-party apps), Yes

Floors climbed

Blood oxygen

No

Blood Pressure

No

Stress

Yes

ECG tracking

No

Fall detection

No

Menstrual cycle

No

VO2 Max

Yes

Onscreen workout

No

Preloaded sport modes

Yes

BATTERY

BATTERY

Battery type

Non-removable Li-ion battery

Battery capacity

Battery life

Regular: up to 18hrs

Charging type

Charging dock

Charging duration

1-2 hours

Solar power

No

PLATFORM

PLATFORM

Operating system

Watch OS 3

Chipset

Apple S2 (16 nm)

CPU

780mHz dual core

GPU

PowerVR G6200

MISC

MISC

Companion app

Apple Watch App

Compatibility

iOS 5.0+

Payment system

Apple Pay

Customizable strap

22 mm, Yes

Voice Assistant

Yes, Siri

Find my phone

Yes

Box content

Apple Watch Series 2, Charger, Manual, Straps

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