Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band vs Apple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band

Full Comparison

Hardware

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Internal storage space
8 GB
8 GB
CPU cores
Dual Core
Dual Core

Display

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Screen Size
1.7 in
1.7 in
Display technology
OLED (AMOLED)
OLED (AMOLED)
Screen resolution
312, 390
312, 390
Type of glass
Mineral glass
Mineral glass
Type of screen
Colour screen
Colour screen

Features

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Built-in camera
noNo
noNo
Heart rate monitor
yesYes
yesYes
Microphone
yesYes
yesYes
Gyroscope
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Case Diameter
1.43 in
1.43 in
Case Height
1.67 in
1.67 in
Case Thickness
0.45 in
0.45 in
Weight
0.08 lb
0.07 lb
Watch case material
Aluminum
Aluminum
Wrist band material
Silicone
Silicone
Colour of bracelet
Black, Blue, Brown, Grey, White, Beige, Pink
Beige, Black, Grey, Pink
Water Resistance
yesYes
yesYes
Fully Waterproof
yesYes
yesYes

Platform

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Operating system
Apple Watch OS
Apple Watch OS

Connectivity

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
3G (UMTS)
noNo
noNo
4G (LTE)
noNo
noNo
Bluetooth
yesYes
yesYes
Bluetooth version
4.0
4.2
Wi-Fi
yesYes
yesYes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
NFC
yesYes
yesYes
USB
yesYes
yesYes
Built-in navigation system
yesYes
yesYes
GPS
yesYes
yesYes
GLONASS
noNo
yesYes

Power

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 2 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport BandApple Watch Series 3 42mm Aluminium with Sport Band
Wireless charging
yesYes
yesYes
Battery Technology
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Average Battery Life (standby)
18 h
18 h
Battery life (running)
18 h
4 h