Apple iWatch Series 2
The christening of the Apple Watch Series 2, or simply known as the iWatch 2, is laden with new features that make it appear more of a sports watch than a smartwatch. Apart from being available in 42mm and 38mm casing sizes, Apple Watch Series 2 comes with the much anticipated waterproof feature. At a maximum depth of 50 m, the iWatch 2 remains perfectly operational. For avid swimmers, this is big news!
The brightest screen yet
When contrasted with its predecessor, the iWatch 2 has a touchscreen with double the brightness. In all, Apple states that this is the brightest screen among all its devices. Offering you 1,000 brightness units, using the iWatch 2 even under glaring sunlight is now possible.
Running on the new dual-core S2 chip, a second generation processor, this device if 50% faster in processing data than the Apple Watch. In addition, its new GPU accelerates and amplifies graphics performance to a whole new level.
The iWatch 2 models are amazing!
Having incorporated the legendary designer Hermes, the iWatch 2 looks and feels like an accessory on your wrist. Apple’s partnership has given room to the design of a sleek wristband that features a double buckle cuff which is available in Epsom and Swift calfskin leathers. Hermes have also designed an orange sports band that makes you stand out from the crowd.
On their part, Apple offers you a white, ceramic new model. When compared to the stainless steel, this material is four times harder and fends of scratches. It doesn’t end there; Apple will soon be teaming up with Nike for the production of a special edition dubbed Apple Watch Nike+. This will be available in 4 colours and will be featuring a perforated strap, bringing back the memories of the Nike+ SportWatch many years ago.
iWatch 2 for fitness
unlike its predecessor, the iWatch 2 has a built-in GPS as well as precise heart rate monitoring ability; this means that you can go running or biking without tagging along your bulky iPhone; isn’t that a relief? No matter your daily activity, the new-generation smartwatch is now rivalling Polar and Garmin in the measurement of metrics such as speed, pace and distance while recording.
The onboard swim tracking can be used both in open and pool water to help you track your average lap pace, count laps as well as detect stroke type automatically.
What you should expect in watchOS 3
This smartwatch operating system is expected to be used in the yet-to-be-released iWatch 2. As far as watch faces go, there’s a lot to look forward to. In addition, there will be the introduction of Apple’s instant Launch, the new Breathe app, an entirely new dock as well as a host of other improvements in performance.
Release date and price for iWatch 2
As of today, 9th September, you will be able to pre-order the iWatch 2 smartwatch; it will officially go on sale from 16th September. The Nike+ edition and Series 2 will be retailing at a start price of $369. The available colours will be silver, rose gold, gold as well as space grey aluminium which comes with space black or silver stainless steel casings. The time to make your pre-order is now!