There are several functional differences between the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2, but as the test has shown, performance is not one of them. The new Apple Watch Series 2 should have overcome the Series 1 in high-speed response, but the test shows the opposite – the Apple Watch Series 1 essentially does not lose to the Apple Watch Series 2 in performance at all.

Performance comparison of the Apple Watch Series 1 & 2

The Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 have almost the same performance.

So, if you need a powerful Apple Watch, you may feel free to choose either of the suggested models. The company has suspended production of the original Apple Watch, so Apple shops now sell only the new version.

Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 take the same amount of time to start, browse applications, and process Siri requests. The reason is that both models have a SiP dual-core processor (Apple SP1 in Series 1 and Apple S2 in Series 2). The difference between them is the presence of a built-in GPS module in the Apple S2 processor, which, however, has no impact on the chip’s performance.

The Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 have almost the same performance (video)

Despite offering a similar performance level, the Apple Watch Series 2 surpasses the previous generation of smartwatches in a few technical aspects. In particular, the new model features a GPS module, a brighter screen, a powerful dual-core chip, and water resistance. (The watch is capable of enduring a water depth of 50 meters for 30 minutes.)