The Apple Watch gets updated...now what? (The 3:59, Ep. 106)

We go over CNET's review of Apple Watch series 2 with special guest Scott Stein.

Roger Cheng Former Executive Editor / Head of News
Roger Cheng (he/him/his) was the executive editor in charge of CNET News, managing everything from daily breaking news to in-depth investigative packages. Prior to this, he was on the telecommunications beat and wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal for nearly a decade and got his start writing and laying out pages at a local paper in Southern California. He's a devoted Trojan alum and thinks sleep is the perfect -- if unattainable -- hobby for a parent.
Expertise Mobile, 5G, Big Tech, Social Media Credentials
  • SABEW Best in Business 2011 Award for Breaking News Coverage, Eddie Award in 2020 for 5G coverage, runner-up National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award for culture analysis.
Ben Fox Rubin Former senior reporter
Ben Fox Rubin was a senior reporter for CNET News in Manhattan, reporting on Amazon, e-commerce and mobile payments. He previously worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and got his start at newspapers in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Scott Stein Editor at Large
I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
Expertise VR and AR, gaming, metaverse technologies, wearable tech, tablets Credentials
  • Nearly 20 years writing about tech, and over a decade reviewing wearable tech, VR, and AR products and apps
Roger Cheng
Ben Fox Rubin
Scott Stein

Okay, time for a breakdown of that other Apple announcement.

CNET's review for the Apple Watch Series 2 is out, and who better to have on as a special guest than Scott Stein, the man behind the reviews for both the iPhone 7 and new Apple Watch.

Ben and Roger mostly stay out of the way as Scott digs into what he likes and doesn't like about the Apple Watch. Also, tune in to hear the odd sound effect the Apple Watch plays when it expels water from its speaker chamber. It'll haunt you forever (or not).

On Wednesday's podcast, we also discuss the lack of new Android Wear watches over the coming holiday season and the overall lack of enthusiasm for smartwatches. Does that extend to Apple Watch?

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

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