Apple Watch Series 2 Is ‘Swim Proof’

It also has built-in GPS

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Apple Watch Series 2

Apple today unveiled the first significant update to its smartwatch hardware: Apple Watch Series 2 is packed with new features targeting outdoor and active lifestyle users.

Most of the new features mentioned during today’s keynote address in San Francisco were specifically geared toward runners, hikers, and swimmers. But those features also have some larger implications for general users.

In addition to the brightest Apple display ever, Apple Watch now has built-in GPS and better tracking for things like monitoring your swim and checking out constellations in the night sky.

It’s waterproof on the same level as most diver’s watches, with a speaker that pushes water out after submersion.

And in addition to all the new features, it comes in ceramic now:


There’s also a runner-specific Apple Watch partnered with Nike. The Apple Watch Nike Plus:

Apple Watch Nike+

It has tons of features to encourage you to run more, run smarter, join running meet-ups, and comes in four colors.

Both products will be priced at $369, Series 2 will be available this month and Nike+ in October. Oh, and if you want a cheaper option, the original Apple Watch “Series One” will get the new processor as an upgrade and retail for $269.

And, perhaps most importantly of all for some potential wearers: Pokémon Go is coming to the Apple Watch with a special app designed to let you hatch Pokémon eggs on the go.