Apple Unveils Apple Watch Series 2

Today, Apple unveils its Watch Series 2. The Apple Watch Series 2 comes with unbelievable fitness and health capabilities which include water resistance of up to 50 meter rating for swimming. It also comes with built in GPS, so, users can now easily go for their run, without their iPhone. Apple Watch Series 2 also features bright display and powerful dual-core processor.
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Apple in its official blog states,
“Combined with the performance enhancements of watchOS 3, Apple Watch Series 2 makes it even easier to access third-party apps, receive and respond to notifications and conveniently use Apple Pay.”
Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in more than 25 countries starting from Friday, September 16.
Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, states,
“We’re thrilled with the response to Apple Watch and how it’s changed people’s lives. We are committed to fitness and health and think our customers will love the new capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2. With a powerful new dual-core processor, water resistance 50 meters and built-in GPS, Apple Watch Series 2 is packed with features to help our customers live a healthy life.”
The latest Apple Watch Series 2 has been rated water resistant for upto 50 meters for swimming, surfing, or just enjoying in the pool. This device will be able to count laps, track average lap pace, and auto-detect the different kinds of stroke, in order to measure the active calories burn.
The built-in GPS in the Apple Watch Series 2 helps in recording the exact distance, pace, and speed for outdoor workouts, such as running, walking, and cycling. This device uses Wi-Fi, GPS, and locally stored satellite data, so as to immediately identify the users’ location. Once you complete the outdoor workout, you will be able to view the route map. This will show variations in speed in the Activity app on the iPhone.
The company states,
“Whether running, going for a swim or walking between meetings, the Activity app on Apple Watch Series 2 counts all daily activity towards the Stand, Move and Exercise rings.”
The Company has pioneered the custom designed System in Package (SIP) for this device, with the second generation S2 chip. The dual-core processor, in the S2 chip, makes the watch up to 50% faster. Additionally, the new GPU has also been added for delivering better graphics performance.
The company states,
“Apple Watch Series 2 also features a dramatically brighter display — at 1,000 nits, it’s more than two times brighter— making this the brightest display Apple has ever shipped, so it’s even easier to see important information at a glance when outside on a sunny day.”
The watchOS features noticeably improved performance, which will make it simpler to launch favorite apps immediately, either from the watch face or with the new Dock displaying the latest information that's already been updated in the background. New fitness and health capacities include the Breathe app. The Activity app now goes on to include the ability to share, compete, keeping friends and family motivated. Customized experience has also been made for wheelchair users in order to close their Activity rings, along with dedicated workouts.
Apple has now made its new watch faces more personal and has included Minnie Mouse, Activity, and Numerals.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is now available with all the new fitness and health capabilities in light-weight aluminum or stainless steel cases, which has been paired with a wide variety of amazing new band colors. It will be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel cases, paired with a wide variety of bands starting at $369 (US).
The Apple Watch Series 1 is also available in light-weight aluminum and comes with the combined power of dual-core processor and GPU with amazing features of the original Apple Watch. The starting price of this device is $269 (US). It is available in gold, rose gold, silver or space gray.
The Apple Watch Edition comes with the beautiful ceramic, which comes with the amazing features of Apple Watch Series 2. The new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at $1249 (US).
Apple states,
“Ceramic is one of the hardest materials in the world — more than four times harder than stainless steel — with a beautiful, white, pearl-like finish, making Apple Watch Edition extremely scratch-resistant.”
Apple informs that you will be able to order Apple Watch Series 1, Apple Watch Series 2, and Apple Watch Edition from Friday, September 9, 2016 with availability beginning from Friday, September 16, 2016 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK and the US; total 28 countries to start with.
For more information, check the official blog. Here is the official video of Apple Watch Series 2.