Apple Launches Apple Watch 2, Partners With Nike

apple-watch-2Apple today launched the second version of its popular Apple Watch. Called Apple Watch Series 2, the smart watch is priced at $369, though there are some variants also.

So what are the specifications? Apple Watch 2 is water proof, Apple calls it swim proof, and is  50 meter water resistant. Very intelligently, though Apple blocks all the entry points on the Apple Watch, still water enters into the speaker unit. But the catch is, once you come out of water, the watch ejects the water.

During swim, the Apple Watch 2 tells the user about the swimming pattern, total laps taken, and the kind of swim the user is doing best – like a coach.

The Apple Watch 2 runs on WatchOS3. The watch comes with 2nd gen SiP, dual core processor, new GPU that offers twice more efficient than the previous version. The Apple Watch 2 comes with built in GPS and offers the brightest display among any of Apple products, yes, better than iPhone.

With the Apple Watch 2, the company added some new apps and new features. Very popular app Pokemon Go has been added to the watch, also the Mario game and a hiking app called Hike. Apple has also included the emergency service 911 on Watch 2 and a user can dial the number by just pressing a button on the Watch 2.

The company has also partnered with Nike to bring a variant of Apple Watch 2 called Apple Watch Nike Plus. This, according to Apple, is designed keeping the fitness enthusiasts and runners in mind.

The Apple Watch 2 is priced at $369 for both Watch 2 as well as for the Apple Watch Nike Plus, and the device will be available from 9 September.

Gyana Ranjan Swain

Gyana Swain has been tracking the technology industry for over 15 years. A business journalist turned entrepreneur, he has founded two news portals- TeleAnalysis and M2MCafe.

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