Apple has unveiled its second generation Smart Watch at its 2016 keynote event. The new Apple Watch features a brighter display, new processor, water resistant shell and built-in GPS.
Apple Watch Series 2 Specs
Take a look at Apple Watch Series 2 Specs for both 38 and 42 mm versions of the new Apple Watch.
|Specs||Apple Watch Series 2|
|Dimensions (L x W)||38.6 x 33.33 mm, 42.5 x 36.4 mm|
|Thickness||11.4 mm (0.45 inches)|
|Weight||28.2 grams (38 mm) and 34.2 grams (42 mm)|
|Display||OLED Retina Display @ 1,000 nits|
|Resolution||290 ppi and 303 ppi (42mm model)|
|Processor||Dual Core S2 Processor|
|Battery||205 mAh (38 mm) and 250 mAh (42 mm)|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyrometer, Heart rate monitor|
|Others||GPS, NFC, Bluetooth, Dual Band Wi-Fi|
Apple Watch Series 2 Specs and Features
According to Apple’s Keynote presentation, Apple Watch has jumped to number 2 in the list of best selling watches after Rolex and you too may want to go for it after taking a look at the features in Apple Watch Series 2.
Shape, Size and Casing
Apple Watch Series 2 is quite similar to Apple Watch Series 1 with a square display covering a glass screen, which mainly indicates time and displays notifications.
As mentioned above, Apple Watch Series 2 is available in two sizes (38.6 x 33.33 mm and 42.5 x 36.4 mm).
Apple has introduced an all new White coloured Ceramic Model for its high end version of the Apple Watch, designed for luxury customers who can afford to pay $1,249 for a watch.
The base and Mid range models of Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in Aluminum and Stainless steel casing.
Apple Watch Series 2 boasts an OLED Retina display with a screen resolution of 290 ppi in 38mm model and 313 ppi in the 42mm model.
According to Apple, the display on Apple Watch Series 2 is two times brighter than the original Apple Watch. This should help you clearly see the screen even in bright sunlight.
Faster Processor and GPU
Apple Watch Series 2 is powered by Apple’s new lighting fast dual-core processor called S2. The new processor is 50% faster than the one in original Apple Watch, which is also receiving the same upgrade to its processor.
Apple has also upgraded the GPU in Apple Watch Series 2, doubling the graphics performance. Much improvement in performance is expected after upgrading to WatchOS3, which will bring the software tweaks to make the most out of the new processor and GPU.
Apple Watch Series 2 is Water Proof
Apple Watch Series 2 is rated water resistant up to 50 meters depth. This means that you can safely wear your Apple Watch while showering and swimming.
You do not have to worry about water getting into the speaker, as the speaker in Apple Watch Series 2 has been designed to let water in and then use the sound vibrations to force the water out of the speaker.
Taking advantage of the water proof design, Apple is targeting the swimmers and active individuals. The new Apple Watch comes pre-loaded with a software, specifically designed to measure Swim Laps, Distance Covered and Calorie Burn in real time.
According to Apple, the software is based on analysis of over 700 swimmers for multiple years and is designed to learn from your habits and tailor its measurements.
Apple Watch Series 2 has a built-in GPS that allows the device to perform mapping on its own, without the need for an iPhone. This allows you to leave your iPhone at home whenever you go for a run and still accurately record distance, speed, and pace while you are walking, running, or cycling.
A notable feature of the GPS in Apple Watch 2 is that it has been designed to pick up a signal right away, so you don’t have to wait for a signal at any time.
After completion of your run or walk, you can check your iPhone to see a map of your route and where you ran the fastest.
Health Monitor and Workout App
Apple Watch Series 2 has a sensor on the back which measures your heart rate throughout the day. The data is sent to your iPhone, where you can take a look at your heart rate patterns over a period of time.
There is a native workout app on Apple Watch Series 2 that allows you to choose from 12 indoor and outdoor workouts, including swimming, biking, running, and elliptical.
Next, there is a Breath App that helps you to practice mindfulness and with beautiful animation and guidance for deep breathing. In addition, Apple Watch Series 2 allows you to add third party apps that you may find useful and applicable to your health conditions.
On its website Apple suggest Third Part Apps like “One Drop” to manage diabetes, “Pocket Yoga” to help you practice Yoga and “WaterMinder” app to set your daily hydration goals.
Siri in Apple Watch
Siri in Apple Watch can be really helpful, you can ask Siri to set reminders, check weather and much more right from your Apple Watch.
You can make use of the built in microphone and speaker in Apple Watch to answer incoming phone calls and reply to messages.
Apple Pay service is fully integrated into Apple Watch, allowing you to pay for goods and services in stores without having to pull out your iPhone.
Apple Watch Series 2 Price and Release Date
The base version of Apple Watch Seres 2 is priced at $369 and will be available for Pre-orders starting from September 9.
Apple Watch Series 2 will also be available in a special Nike+ version for serious runners and sports lovers.