Apple has unveiled Apple Watch Series 2 that comes with a brighter display, improved processor and built-in GPS. The Apple Watch Series 2 gets much needed update since the original model was launched an year and a half ago.
It features a new S2 chip with a faster dual-core processor and a new GPU with 2x graphics performance. Apple says this makes the next gen Apple Watch 50 percent faster than its predecessor. The new display is 2x brighter at 1000 nits, brightest for any Apple display. One of the most important additions to the Apple Watch Series 2 is the built-in GPS that does not require you to carry your phone while running or walking for your mapping needs.
Going forward, the next gen Apple Watch is “swimproof” which is water resistant up to 50 meters. Apple Watch Series 2 can count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn. Apple Watch Series 2 comes with watchOS 3 that features improved performance and simpler way to launch favorite apps instantly, either from the watch face or with the new Dock, which displays the latest information already updated in the background.
Apple Watch Series 2 adds a new ceramic variant along with aluminum and stainless steel. It will be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel cases at $369 and the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at $1249 (US). Pre-order starts on September 9th and will be available on September 16th. The watchOS 3 update will go live on September 13th.