Running Man of Tech: Can the Apple Watch 2 actually last a marathon?


I’m on the train heading up to to the north of England, where I’m racing the Chester Marathon tomorrow.

I’m desperately trying to work out how to copy Apple Music playlists from Spotify – turns out there’s no way to easily duplicate across platforms without paying money to use random desktop apps.

The reason for this is I want to imbue my Apple Watch 2 with enough music to power me around the marathon tomorrow, where I’ll be properly testing it over 26.2 miles.

‘Properly’ is the key thing here. I’ve recently run 22 miles with the watch simply on GPS tracking, and over three and a half hours it managed to lose only 50% battery, which was a surprising result.