So, hear! Apple Watch has got a second-generation and as far as aesthetic goes, the Apple Watch Series 2 looks pretty much like the first, but features-wise, it packs something a little better, starting with a case that’s water resistance up to 50 meters (164 feet), which means, finally, you can swim and do any water-based activity with it. It is not ruggedized though, so I’d be careful with it at the pool, or anywhere else for that matter. Speaking of water, new algorithms have also been added to enable Apple Watch Series 2 to monitor pool and open water activities like count laps, track average lap pace and even auto-detect stroke type to work out the calorie burnt.

Apple Watch Series 2 Smartwatch

Also, it also a GPS chip now. So, hurray cos’ it means it is now more capable as a tracker since it can do away with an iPhone. The new Apple Watch also “dramatically” brighter display – at 1,000 nits, along with a more capable dual core S2 processor that is said to be up to 50 percent faster over its predecessor. And then there is, of course, watchOS 3 that consummates your smartwatch experience. If you don’t already know, watchOS 3 makes launching your favorite apps instantly from the watch face or with the new Dock and it also boasts Breathe app that’s designed to encourage you to take a moment in your day to do some deep breathing exercises for, you know, relaxation and alleviate any stress that you might have.

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Apple Watch Series 2 Smartwatch

Apple Watch is offered in 38 and 42mm case, and comes in a choice of finishes, including gold, rose gold, silver, or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel cases, matched to a selection of bands. Prices of the standard Apple Watch are as prohibitive as before too, starting at $369, while the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition commands a hefty sticker of at least $1,249. Hermès edition is also available, if that’s your kind of poison, and it goes for $1,149 and up. Keep going for the product promo video.

Apple Watch Series 2 Smartwatch
Left: ceramic Apple Watch Edition; Right: Hermès edition

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