Apple Watch 2: Features We Want To See – List


Here are the top features we want to see in the Apple Watch 2. Which ones do you want the Cupertino giant to implement in its second-generation wearable?

Apple Watch 2

The Apple Watch 2, according to different reports, is bound to make an appearance in mid to late 2016. And while details are somewhat sparse at this point in time regarding the upcoming wearable, but these are the top features we wish Apple brings to the Apple Watch 2.

Circular Display

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Image: second-generation Moto 360

While the first-gen Apple Watch's display is good as is in a lot of ways, but a round face would definitely go a long way in giving users that true watch feel. Come on, take a look at the Moto 360, doesn't it look absolutely stunning? We're sure you'll agree with us on that one!

FaceTime Camera

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The Apple Watch screams to have a FaceTime camera on it. It's an absolutely perfect device for initiating a live video call, without going through the trouble of holding up your iPhone towards your face. While the limited space on the Apple Watch gives a subtle hint towards the fact that Apple might not be able to toss in an HD camera, but still, anything is better than nothing.

Thinner Design

Apple Watch

If you've used the current Apple Watch (any model at all) then you're already well aware of the fact that Cupertino's wearable is somewhat bulky. We really wish the Apple Watch 2 shaves off a few millimeters, giving it a more slicker profile.

Smart Bands


The Apple Watch's bands are strictly limited to adding a sense of style and taste to the overall look and feel of the wearable. We really wish Apple brings in support for smart bands with the Apple Watch 2, allowing users to latch in accessories that brings additional features to the fold, such as health sensors or a battery strap.

Slightly More Battery Life

Charging Nightstand

Given the feature-set of the current Apple Watch model, a day's worth of battery life makes sense. But we really wish the Apple Watch 2 pushes that time beyond the 2 day mark, at least.

Improved Health Features

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch covers all the necessary bases when it comes to tracking fitness, and those credentials can be expanded by using third-party apps. But we really wish the Apple Watch 2 brings more features to the fold on a stock level, negating the need to install third-party apps for achieving the purpose.

Built-in GPS

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A GPS sensor can go a long way for fitness enthusiasts, as it will allow the wearable to track runs or bike rides on a map, all without having a paired iPhone.

Less Dependency On iPhone

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Even with watchOS 2, the current Apple Watch requires an iPhone to be paired with the wearable for a lot of things. We really wish all of that changes with the Apple Watch 2, and allows user to use a ton of features without having an iPhone in our pockets.

On-Screen Keyboard, Maybe?

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It might sound a little, well, crazy, but quite frankly, an on-screen keyboard could do wonders, especially if you want to send off a text message and you happen to be in a quite place like a library.

Out of all the above mentioned features, we really wish the Apple Watch 2 comes with a circular face. What do you want to see in the Apple Watch 2? Let us know in the comments section below!