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AppleWatch 3 generation evaluation: smart meter independent needle catalyst

via:博客园     time:2017/9/21 21:37:12     readed:241

This is the beginning of a language more gossip, Cook in 2015 to accept Sina interview when we met him in the hands of Apple Watch and others are not the same: although it is a stainless steel version, but his crown on a red dot, the foreign media also reported that it was just a a

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That year he brought a red dot Apple Watch

Two years later, Apple Watch Series 3 released a significant change, adding to the cellular data network, adding a red dot to the digital watch crown. When CEO played the role of tester, there was no way to verify. Our main task today is to tell you the experience of using the third generation Apple Watch.

Appearance unchanged, chip upgrade, Siri will speak

The hardware and software on Apple's own manufacture company, it is a product is the best way to predict through the new system, see the new system can be estimated in June Worldwide Developers Conference, the next generation of Apple Watch will still be square, because all of its interaction with the presentation of information, are around the square display.

A new generation of watches released after the appearance has not changed, right enough, watchband universal, stronger, more than one processor cellular network version.

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Third generation Apple Watch appearance

The Apple Watch Series 3 series is divided into two models: in addition to conventional performance, digital crown with red dot is a cellular network version, support watches through the 4G network communication with the outside world; no red point is the same as before to rely on the mobile phone or WiFi communication with the outside world.

Apple is certainly the main push of the red dot edition, and also made the corresponding division in product level, non LTE version only sport, priced at 2588 yuan, LTE edition covers the sport, and the most expensive stainless steel Edtion ceramic version, priced at 3188 yuan.

In Apple's official website, you can see the new watch ads and Series 2 are the same as the sports scene. After 3 years, the primary function of Apple Watch to the health direction, become Apple ecological health is the most important part. With this new watch there appears a few new watch strap is one of the most down to earth.

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This year's new watch strap

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This year's new watch strap

This generation of watches core processor upgrade to the S3 chip, according to Apple's official data: the speed of its overall increased 70% compared to the previous generation; it also added a watch called W2 chips for wireless signal. The former is a rational upgrade, the latter is the Apple design has a new miniature chip, the performance of the wireless network which is responsible for Apple Watch, according to Apple's official data, compared to the Apple Watch Series 2, the performance of the 3 generation wireless network watch chip W2 85% upgrade, enhance the effectiveness of the 50%.

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Siri no longer has text only

The S3 chip has brought some significant changes at the beginning of the video, we also conducted a demonstration, and the 2 generation Apple Watch Series watch comparison, 3 Siri voice experience similar to iPhone, is no longer the mute state, on the use of scenarios, such as when driving, experience better; the other is the App open speed increase.

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The sound of Siri on the watch is the real dialogue

Another promotion was not mentioned in the conference, Apple has increased the storage space of watches, Apple Watch Series 3 version of the network to the 16GB (actually available 13GB or so), non network version is 8GB. The previous two generations, this number is 6GB.

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Storage space has increased

This is the best part of your virtual SIM card

To watch with the communication function of the apple is not the first, before Samsung and HUAWEI products have similar functions, apple did not like HUAWEI or Samsung as the entity of mobile phone case this simple and crude way, but the virtual SIM number written into watch by mobile phone.

The benefit of this approach is that, it did not increase in the thickness of the body or volume, after missing a slot, sealing the watch waterproof performance is maintained, it is very important to support the swimming exercise calculation of Apple Watch; for in terms of structure will not have to change too much.

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If it were the honeycomb version, the activation process was one step ahead

This way than direct SecA technical content is much, but the operators and apple in terms of implementation is also much more troublesome. It involves

At present, China Unicom again first embraced new technology, which is why we are currently in Apple's official website to see China Unicom, China Unicom SIM but virtual operators' double limit in domestic. Now only in Shanghai, Guangdong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Tianjin provinces and the 6 can support (there is a subsequent China Mobile China Telecom two operators and more cities to join).

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At present, China's three operators on the virtual SIM card is still in the exploratory stage

This means that the six provinces of the user can advance the cellular network function of early adopters of Apple Watch, but Apple also believe that by virtue of influence at present rapid development of virtual SIM card business coverage to other areas.

Then there is the specific activation mode:

1 there is a SIM card (, Guangdong, Henan, Hubei, Hunan and Tianjin) that has opened the business provinces and cities;

2 know the card number and card master ID number, the operator issued a virtual SIM card, you must enter 11 ID card activation;

3 mobile phone open Settings

4 pairing your watch with a mobile phone will result in one more

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Virtual SIM card issuing process

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After the above steps are performed, the watch is ready

Also in the mobile phone terminal solution to virtual SIM: watch and mobile phone unpair can avoid virtual activation; then change a mobile phone card to the mobile phone, to re activate the watch to repeat this process is for a virtual SIM card.

What can a watch do with a network?

Networking comes in order to connect you to the outside world with your watch while you're having trouble with your cell phone or when you can't bring your cell phone.

Apple seems to give Apple Watch to join the single communication ability is not to turn it into a mobile phone, although it has this ability from the function, but the main function is not to replace the watch, but in some special circumstances such as a temporary farewell to the mobile phone, outdoor running, cross-country, or even just downstairs to buy things without temporary mobile phone.

In order to meet the arrival of the LTE feature, Apple has designed a name for herself

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Watch the dial on the independent network connection will be more than a row of signal (green)

Watch the screen is antenna of wireless communications, signal receiving little difference with the general mobile phone, I located in Beijing five Sina building above the basement, there are a number of areas in the three test signal with the side of the Unicom mobile phone without distinction. The screen is dirty or film (not as long as the metal film) will not affect the signal; if the screen is to see how much water, completely soaked in water, such as bathing swimming is not enough, this is not only a LTE signal, Bluetooth, GPS will be affected, but little rain wash water problem.

After the watch has its own network, individual communication function has become a major selling point, even if the mobile phone is turned off, it can also separate the phone accessories, HomeKit control home, check the stock or mail, the whole apple's own App can mostly can directly watch; as for WeChat, has left a the suspense, according to our understanding, watchOS 4 WeChat watch end is not complete, not yet, it can be achieved after the support. If the future of WeChat can be, there are indeed a lot of Chinese people really can not carry mobile phones.

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What applications on the watch can be set up to obtain data via LTE

Apple gave their Apple Music for exports, the official website announced shortly after the watch can listen to streaming music. This is a good news for people who love outdoor sports, watch joined the independent network function,

BatteryIt's similar before, because Apple doesn't give it too much power

In theory, the night running is the most expensive watch, when you do not bring mobile phones, watches on the motion sensor, GPS, LTE networks are working.

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Network options to see their needs

When the Apple Watch generation was released,

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Endurance is the focus of attention

To watch alone plus communication function, will be cheaper than before, but with more power-saving S3 and W2 new products, the official mixed testing scenarios, separate LTE network watch, Bluetooth WiFi situation, endurance is still 18 hours

In fact, with two days to discover, apple designed a sophisticated mechanism, so that nothing to watch alone online opportunity to pay electricity. Besides outdoor running enthusiasts, it is rare to live with a watch without a cell phone, which is why Apple Watch saves electricity.

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The Internet has expanded the use of outdoor sports scenes

In order to verify the watches standby time, we also carried out the extreme test, let it with mobile phone disconnected, watch only using the cellular network, normal wear to accept small notice, one hour of aerobic exercise, one day down about 30% surplus power. After all, a watch doesn't need to be as long as a cell phone, a bright screen or a WeChat. In most cases, it's the least expensive way to get data.

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The upper left corner shows the signal source. The upper right corner shows the GPS

WatchOS 4 boot fitness changes

In addition to the network function, Apple also gradually to Apple Watch into more sensors, which is GPS, this generation is.

This is in line with the current Apple Watch sports selling point, it is in skiing, such as height gap, relatively large movement can be calculated more accurate, if you like me can not ski, can also try to climb stairs to lose weight.

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WatchOS 4 improves motor function

In addition some changes from watchOS 4, such as sports reminder mechanism become more like human beings, fitness has notice of learning ability, he knows when you're wearing a watch, and when it is no longer off; rigid 4 hours notice once the amount of exercise, but you should notice to move according to it; the day before the date of movement are given suggestions; it according to swim when repeated distance calculation turns automatically; it according to your wrist action detection stroke, or an individual is in the open when training began to play music.

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The movement reminds us to become more human

Apple has added a new algorithm to Apple Watch in the past year, and the new movement has been called HIIT (high intensity intermittent training). Sina technology has visited apple health labs. These algorithms are from that place, that a few inconspicuous Cupertino block house, where it is the verification algorithm for Apple and Watch design.

Heart rate is taken out in more detail, it can observe the average heart rate, resting heart rate or walking heart rate in real time. Heart rate was calculated before, but watchOS 4 was further strengthened.The point is that if the wearer suffers from heart disease, the resting heart rate can detect a sudden change in a certain period of time and issue a notification to alert the user. Although it is not a treatment plan, it is possible to prevent accidents under certain conditions, especially for the elderly with bad heart.

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The heart rate function was singled out

summary

When evaluating watchOS 2, we say it's Apple Watch

Before looking back, the first generation of Apple Watch laid the basic shape and use of this product, the second generation in speed and life on the upgrade, the third generation began to become conscious of an independent device

When we wrote this article, there were some heated discussions. One side thought that the reason why we couldn't leave the mobile phone before was because we didn't realize the product of this function before. Apple Watch is an example of the 3 generation of the catalyst, part of the mobile phone work share out (or slow) treatment of your mobile phone addiction, but it retains the function of communication, will not let people completely lost contact with the outside world.

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A new generation of Apple Watch

To have this product, it is smooth on the generation of products to enhance the speed of S3 chip, an impressive network function is to give a hint of future left, although because of the relationship between operators a lot of people would be delayed a bit to use, but there is no doubt that the third generation Apple Watch will promote the development of virtual velocity SIM card, just like two years ago, apple smart watch after the industry received more and more attention.

Take a look at the Sina technology brought out of the box map appreciate it.

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