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Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby Speedkillz » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:48 pm

I am thinking of getting the new one and I am wondering if anyone has gotten a chance to use it while kiting? I can see a lot of potential for tracking sessions, airtime, and fitness benefits while kiting. If anyone has an aptitude for coding, it would seem like a pretty good niche to get an app out there that more or less lets the Apple Watch take the place of several pieces of equipment (gps tracker, music player, jump tracker, heart rate monitor etc.)

I don't use any of that stuff at the moment, but if I could have all of that stuff in one sleek gadget on my wrist, I might just be willing to shell out the money for one. What do you all think?

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby FabsPH » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:18 am

could be ok, better then huge garmin watch. probably could use it for go pro controller as well

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby RedStar » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:29 am

Batterylife is just too bad. Ruins whole device

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby alunj » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:52 am

Right now I use the Tom Tom but at least one has failed with water ingress kiting. I pulled the trigger on a watch 2 so when it arrives I will let you know . Battery life seems to be the biggest issue . The Tom Tom will do 8-10 hrs but much less if the HRM is on . It allows u to disable it . I don't know if watch 2 will

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby bri7 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:57 am

Could be an interesting device this now with the GPS and waterproofing (although warranty is still void for water damage), what's particularly interesting is that one of the chief designers of Apple is now with Go Pro. So we may see some collaboration or mirroring of the apple intuitiveness into Go Pro products. I'll take my time though before buying one and see what the reviews are like as the first gen was a pretty poor device.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gopro-names ... 1460579432

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby alamos_kiter » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:14 am

The apple watch 2 is water resistant to 5 atm / 50m according ISO 22810:2010. This means, it's nowhere fit for kiting. A watch fit for kiting has to be rated 2 classes higher (20 atm / 200m). The water pressure with splash on speed impact is pretty impressive,that's why.
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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby FredBGG » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:08 am

bri7 wrote:Could be an interesting device this now with the GPS and waterproofing (although warranty is still void for water damage), what's particularly interesting is that one of the chief designers of Apple is now with Go Pro. So we may see some collaboration or mirroring of the apple intuitiveness into Go Pro products. I'll take my time though before buying one and see what the reviews are like as the first gen was a pretty poor device.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/gopro-names ... 1460579432
Waterproof????????? 5atm and 50m is a f#$king joke. More trendy geek wear from Apple. Forget it for kitesurfing.

Is the warranty really void if there is water intrusion?

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby bri7 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:12 am

yes, its the same with the phones.

Reality: You dropped it in the bath and forgot about it for 6 hours
Apple Store: I only had it on in the shower for 2 minutes and now its busted

go pro 5 and drone expected release next week

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby Dwight » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:45 am

I've been wearing the original watch kiting, since the day it was released. So has my wife. Tim Cook said he wore his in the shower on the original release day. Works for me.

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Re: Apple Watch Series 2...

Postby joriws » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:31 pm

Well I use worlds only open system which is connected to my xensr for live jump measurement, track logging etc. No rotten apples..


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