Traditional watches are a thing of the past. No one uses a watch for its primary purpose anymore. And why would you when you can have a smartwatch? They're capable of making your life better by keeping you on track of your daily routine as well as keeping you healthy and thereby happy by reminding you to regularly exercise and tracking your progress. One of the best smartwatches you could spring for is definitely the Apple Watch 2. Why? Because it's new and improved, leaving its predecessor in the shadows. On top of that, it makes you look elegant and classy. Stick with this article to find out more.

Apple Watch 2 review

In order to better acquaint you with the product, a quick Apple Watch 2 review will have to be in order.

Apple has a long-standing tradition of lustrous devices which make anyone look lavish. Instead of going on about how beautiful these watches are and how they come in three variants (aluminum, stainless steel and ceramic), let's focus on something a bit more important: performance.

The previous model ran smoothly and was fast for its generation, but only when you try this one out do you notice how slow the predecessor actually was. This is due to a new, dual-core processor being added to the Apple Watch 2. It makes it perform effortlessly, meeting all of your utmost demands in a snap of a finger.

As far as software is concerned, the Apple Watch 2 is now equipped with an operating system called Watch OS3. This system adds to the quickness of getting things done by allowing you to place all your most used apps on the dock.

The watch is very durable and seems indestructible since it does not scratch or break easily at all, no matter which variant you choose to buy.

Tips and tricks and perks

SOS calling

Emergencies are an unforeseeable part of life. That's why it's always good to be prepared. And when the time comes, it's good to know you have something to rely on. That something with Apple is the new SOS mode the watch features.

When you turn it on, the watch calls up your local emergency services. Dialing is really simple and discreet. All you have to do is hold down the side button for a few seconds, then the watch automatically does the rest. This was smart thinking since you can't always get to your phone, and even when you can, dialling might not be quick enough.

Another good thing about this feature is that you can add emergency contacts beforehand, so when you enable this mode, all of your loved ones are notified about what's going on.

Payment

The Apple Watch also comes with the Apple Pay app. Through this app, you're able to add your card and pay any transaction in a matter of seconds. To activate Apple Play, all you have to do is press the side button twice. Then you can select your preferred card and place your watch on the terminal. Easy as pie!

Furthermore, you're also able to monitor purchases on your computer- if you have a Mac, that is. No transactions can be made from your computer until you approve them from your watch.

Don't forget that you are also able to customize the app so as to fit your personality.

Screenshots

We're all familiar with screenshots and know we can make them with the Apple Watch as well. But, this feature has its downside as well. Since you only need to press the digital crown and side button to take a screenshot, it happens more often than not that you do it by accident. Moving around all day or doing sports will do that. And then, suddenly, your memory is full of unnecessary screenshots which are borderline annoying.
This is exactly why you can now disable the screenshots. All you have to do is take your iPhone, and go to general settings, then select "disable screenshots". An easy and quick step for a long-term effect.

Getting rid of excess of water

As you may have heard, the Apple Watch 2 is water resistant. When doing water related activities, all you have to do is lock your watch with a special wet mode, so water can't act as an interactive party. This means nothing on your watch will get ruined or messed up.

No matter how resistant to water your watch might be, some water will still be retained in your speaker, which is something you definitely don't want.

This is why it's important to turn the digital crown to unlock your watch while still in water mode, as that will trigger an excess of water to seep out of the speaker, leaving your watch completely dry and unharmed.

Phone finder

It's safe to say anyone has been in a situation where you just couldn't find your phone. Well, okay, all you have to do is call it from another phone, but more often than not, the lost phone is on silent. Then what?

This problem has been solved by your Apple Watch. If you've lost your iPhone, instead of frantically looking for it and panicking, now all you have to do is go to the Control Center section on your watch and ping your phone. Then, even if it's on silent, your phone will ring and let you know where it is. If you still can't find it, all you have to do is hold the pinging icon on your display and the flash on your phone will go off, with the previous sound still in the background.

Conclusion

That concludes our Apple Watch 2 review and tidbits. Hopefully, this article has lead you to discover new and exciting features your watch has to offer. All of them are very well thought out and compliment the watch's outstanding performance. Have fun exploring all the best your Apple Watch 2 has to give you!