- 1 Apple has unveiled a new version of its Watch at its event in San Francisco recently.
- 2 It includes a bunch of new features, including being waterproof up to 50 meters so you can swim with it.
- 3 Series 2 also includes built-in GPS, which will allow the watch to track runs and other workouts more accurately.
- 4 There’s a new Nike+ version of the watch that’s coming out that’s optimized for runners.
- 5 The processor has been upgraded to run twice as fast, and the screen is twice as bright.
- 6 The battery life is unchanged from the original Watch, which means it lasts about 18 hours.
- 7 The Apple Watch is now waterproof and has GPS included in every model.
Apple has unveiled a new version of its Watch at its event in San Francisco recently.
Apple is unveiling a new version of its Watch at its event in San Francisco today. The second iteration of Apple’s wearable comes with several improvements and enhancements including swimproof capabilities, built-in GPS, and a brighter screen. After launching the first Apple Watch in 2015, Apple is making sure that the new model will be more appealing to fitness enthusiasts.
“We believe the future of all fitness wearables will be water resistance,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer as he unveiled the watch on stage. Through this feature, users can track their swimming activity through their watch (it tracks calories burned and sets completed) with no fear of damaging it.
Apple’s smartwatch faces stiff competition from Fitbit’s fitness-oriented products in addition to similar technological offerings from Samsung and Motorola.
It includes a bunch of new features, including being waterproof up to 50 meters so you can swim with it.
It’s swimproof, which is to say you can wear it in the water up to 50 meters deep. While it might be a bit bulky for serious swimmers, it will let you track your sessions at the pool or even keep an eye on how many lengths you’ve done as part of a triathlon. It also comes with two new workout apps: one for swimming and another that combines outdoor activities like running and cycling into one app.
The watch can also track your speed and distance while you’re running without having to lug around your phone, thanks to a built-in GPS chip.
Series 2 also includes built-in GPS, which will allow the watch to track runs and other workouts more accurately.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is able to track your runs and other workouts more accurately thanks to built-in GPS. Unlike the original edition, you no longer need to rely on your phone. And unlike most fitness trackers, the GPS in this watch is accurate enough that it can track your pace, distance and route.
There’s a new Nike+ version of the watch that’s coming out that’s optimized for runners.
If you’re a runner, you’ll also be interested in the new Nike+ version of the Apple Watch 2. It has a perforated, breathable band and comes with all sorts of special running-related features, like haptic feedback to give you pace alerts. The watch also works with the Nike+ Run Club app, which lets you keep track of your runs right on your wrist.
The processor has been upgraded to run twice as fast, and the screen is twice as bright.
Apple Watch Series 2 makes use of the watchOS 3 software and has been equipped with a dual core processor that runs twice as fast. The screen is twice as bright, too, which will make your workouts easier to track in direct sunlight. Apple Watch Series 2 is also swimproof, running on a built-in GPS chip. Apple promises 18 hours of battery life for both models, the same as the original Apple Watch.
watchOS 3 was also announced today at the event and comes with new watch faces that are more customizable: Minnie Mouse (and Donald), Activity rings for fitness tracking, Numerals face (a digital clock face), which allows you to change the color scheme, use different fonts and display 12 hour or 24 hour time formats.
The Nike+ model was also unveiled today and comes with its own unique bands in an array of colors to match your mood or outfit of choice. A new ceramic watch was also shown off on stage; it is four times harder than stainless steel and made from zirconia crystals fired together under extreme heat over several days.
The new Apple Watches will be available for purchase starting September 16th; pricing for GPS models begin at $369 USD/$519 CAD and cellular models begin at $529 USD/$649 CAD from apple.com (preorders open September 9).
The battery life is unchanged from the original Watch, which means it lasts about 18 hours.
As with the original Apple Watch, battery life is a weak spot for the Series 2. It lasts about 18 hours on a charge, which means you’ll have to keep it on its charger overnight. When the battery is low, you can turn on power saving mode to see if you can squeeze out some extra time.
The Apple Watch is now waterproof and has GPS included in every model.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is now swimproof and waterproof up to 50 meters, making it the perfect companion for swimmers.
You’ll always know where you are thanks to built-in GPS on every model. Whether you’re cycling or hiking, your watch can tell you how far you’ve gone and how fast you’re traveling.
There’s even a new Nike+ version, which comes with exclusive digital watch faces and custom bands only from Nike. And if you’re interested in running, it has deep integration with the Nike+ Run Club app: after a run is complete, just tap the Watch to sync your run data.
All models have a dual-core processor that’s 50% faster than the original Apple Watch. The S2 chip also makes graphics processing twice as fast as before—and an improved display means double the brightness of the screen.. The battery life remains unchanged from last year’s watches. New features include water resistance (up to 50 meters), GPS, a faster processor (S2), and brighter display..