Apple - Apple Watch Series 2 38mm Stainless Steel Case Milanese Loop Band - Stainless Steel

Apple Watch Series 2 is a superior sports watch that measures your workouts with detailed customizable metrics. An advanced activity tracker that shows you how often you move, exercise, and stand, and lets you share your progress. A powerful health tool that helps you be more conscious of your overall well-being, starting with your heart rate. And an all-day assistant that provides instant access to the people, apps, and information you care about most. There are cases made from aluminum and stainless steel and a full range of interchangeable bands in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. All models run watchOS 3.

Requires an iPhone 5 or later.
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Overview

What's Included


  • 1m Magnetic Charging Cable
  • 5W USB Power Adapter
  • Milanese Loop Band
  • Stainless Steel Case

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (238 out of 245)

Features


Stainless steel case

Dual-core processor

Built-in GPS

Water resistant 50 meters¹

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n 2.4Ghz)

Bluetooth 4.0

Heart rate sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Ambient light sensor

Second-generation OLED Retina display with Force Touch (2x brighter)²

Sapphire crystal (stainless steel and ceramic cases)

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Up to 18 hours of battery life³

Magnetic charging cable

Apple Watch requires an iPhone 5 or later. Classic Buckle, Leather Loop, Modern Buckle, Milanese Loop, and Link Bracelet bands are not water resistant.

¹Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean.

However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.

²Compared with the previous generation.

*All models come in distinct case and band combinations. Sport Band, Woven Nylon, stainless steel, and leather bands are all compatible with all Apple Watch models.

³Testing conducted by Apple in August 2016 using preproduction Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and Apple Watch Edition, each paired with an iPhone; all devices tested with prerelease software.

All-day battery life is based on 18 hours with the following use: 90 time checks, 90 notifications, 45 minutes of app use, and a 30-minute workout with music playback from Apple.

Watch via Bluetooth, over the course of 18 hours. Battery life varies by use, configuration, and many other factors; actual results will vary.

TM and © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Expert Rating

4.3

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall just perfect in every aspect!

    Posted
    Crystal
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    There are so many things that I actually enjoy about my Apple Watch. I like that it's easy to use and easy to charge. I like that a flick of the wrist displays the time along with a different beautiful flower every time. The included apps are all very helpful and easy to use. It didn't take too long to get acclimated to the functionality of the watch either. My husband bought this for my birthday and at first I was upset at the cost. I slowly learned it was well worth it. I am a nurse at a hospital, and my husband took that into consideration when picking out this watch. I have put the watch to the test at work...not on purpose, but I'm in an environment where my watch IS going to get bumped and scraped. I must say I've looked it over and still not dents, and the sapphire glass is still in pristine condition. That being said, it was a good decision to spend the extra to get the stainless steel with the sapphire glass. I have not put it to the waterproof test yet, but I'm betting it will do fine. The battery life is always a concern on any device and this watch passes that test as well. From when I leave for work to when I get home this watch is away from it's charger for 15 hours, and still has plenty of battery life left. The only negative comment I can make is that there are a few minor scratches on the stainless steel case, but this I can live with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Skip the Series 3 if you don’t want LTE

    Posted
    Tasha

    As an Apple fan I’m eager to get the latest and greatest but was bummed to hear about the data plan you would need for the LTE series 3 Watch. When comparing the series 2 and series 3 gps models, I noticed there is only a few slight differences.. so slight that I was hard to be excited about the series 3 gps only model when it wasn’t that much different from the 2. I was so excited to see Best Buy selling the stainless steel space black series 2 at a discount! It’s so worth it especially since the stainless in series 3 is for LTE only now. The watch is beautiful and chic in person with the band. The Milanese band alone still retails for $200. This is the exact set up that I wanted when the 2 came out last year... so glad I waited I’m happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    beautiful piece, but battery isn't the greatest

    Posted
    Adrianne
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    I haven't gotten too in depth with the features of it. Definitely takes a lot of getting used to, going from just a fitbit. Has a lot of features that i haven't even begun to figure out. So far, I've really only used it for daily activity tracking and notifications from my phone. That being said, I don't feel that the battery is very good for what little I've done with it. It is lasting about 18 hours, which is what its' description says it should, but I also am not doing anything with it. I think if I were using it for music during a workout or something, it wouldn't last long at all, so that part kind of sucks. As far as the piece itself, the quality is great, and the band is a really nice feature if you want a more dressy/jewelry looking tracker, and it's really nice to be able to read and reply to messages right from my wrist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Smartwatch There Is!

    Posted
    David
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    I bought this watch when I had another like it except in the 42mm size, just to add to my collection. I was hesitant at first because of the smaller case size which also meant a smaller screen, and also due to the fact that all of my bands are for the 42mm variant with the exception of one, but I haven't regret my purchase to this day. I love how small and dainty the watch is; for the longest time I had been using this one instead of my 42 and when I went back to put on my other after using the 38 for a while, I realized that I like the smaller case and how bulky the 42 was. I alternate between watches on a daily basis as intended, but I recommend to anyone interested in this device that you will not regret your purchase and love it just a little bit more each day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Never thought I would use a watch so much

    Posted
    nickmford
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First off, I don't wear a watch. It has always felt foreign to me, like the first time you start wearing a ring. But over time, you forget you're wearing the ring. The Apple Watch is very similar, but in addition to becoming second nature, it adds so much more to to my day. I don't take my phone out of my pocket unless I have a specific reason. No more random scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, instead I get my essential updates on my wrist and carry on with my day. I find myself more productive and more focused on my activity goals instead of wasting time on my phone. It's pretty crazy that a watch has changed my efficiency with my time, but it has and I'm not sure I could go back to a time without the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple watch peforms great, bands too pricey

    Posted
    billyfree
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    The apple watch performs brilliantly as advertised by the manufacturer, however, Best Buy advertised series II on sale (before Christmas) and without knowing the full product lineup available and some rush to buy a great gift, I thought I was getting a top of the line watch and then I found out the series three was available. I expected Best Buy would have pushed the latest and not pushing out old inventory. Then I found out from my son that you could buy bands way cheaper and I should have purchased the basic sport band and bought one of the nicer styles elsehwher for a fraction of the cost. With the $200 discount, I got a fair deal but not a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative for Series 3

    Posted
    knuckle
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    The Series 2 Apple Watch is a great alternative for the new Series 3 if you do not need the LTE connectivity, especially if you can find a stainless steel version at a good price. I upgraded from the original Apple Watch and the speed bump is very noticeable. The screen is also a bit brighter. The best part is the addition of GPS which is very useful when I go on outdoor runs. Stainless steel looks and feels much better than the standard aluminum version. It also fits well with a lot of different bands. The scratches on the body can also be buffed out very easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love how it is connected to my phone

    Posted
    westx64
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    I thought about this purchase for over a month and finally decided that it was what i wanted for my birthday. I bought the stainless case and stainless band. What a great decision over the plastic one. Love the ease of getting it on with the magnetic band. Something the plastic one does not have. It looks really nice too. Love the ease of use of the watch. I can see a text message or a phone call easily from my watch instead of looking in my purse to answer or respond. The battery lasts a lot longer than i thought it would too. A plus. I am an older woman and I love the watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews

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