Apple is only behind Rolex in terms of retail sales globally, if you think the presentation at the launch of the new Apple Watch Series 2, the next generation of the world’s most popular smartwatch. The most significant update in the Series 2 is that the smartwatch is now swim-proof with a water resistance 50 meters and has a built-in GPS so users can now run with no iPhone.
It is fantastic news for fitness enthusiasts who’ve longed for a watertight wearable. Swimmers can peruse two new exercise alternatives, pool and open water; and the smartwatch can count hands, track moderate lap pace and auto-detect stroke kind to correctly measure active calorie burn.
Great news for runners also. With a built-in GPS watches, Apple Watch Series 2 records precise distance, speed and speed for outdoor workouts such as walking, biking or running, without having to take an iPhone. Users can begin an outdoor work out immediately as Apple Watch Series 2 uses Wi-Fi, GPS and locally stored satellite data to rapidly identify their location. A route map can details the variations in rate from the Action app on iPhone.
Using a dual-core chip, the S2 chip that powers the watch is 50 per cent quicker that Series 1. A brighter display ensures good visibility at a glance even if outdoors to a sunny day.
The updated OS, watchOS 3, which makes it easier to launch apps instantly, either from the watch face or with the new Dock, which displays the latest information already updated in the background. New fitness and health capabilities incorporate a Breathe program, designed to encourage visitors to have a minute in their day to perform deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction. The Activity app now includes the capability to share, compare and compete, keeping family and friends motivated. There is also a customized experience for wheelchair users to shut their Action rings, in addition to dedicated workouts. This variant is paired with a perforated rubber strap.
Brand new watch faces such as Minnie Mouse, Action and Numerals. Apple Watch Series 2 will soon be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space gray aluminumsilver or silver or area black stainless steel cases Dh1,499; and also the brand new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at Dh4,999 out of Apple Watch Nike+ starts in Dh1,499 and Apple Watch Hermès begins at Dh4,599.