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Apple Watch Series 2 announced with built-in GPS, brighter display

Apple is no doubt expecting customers to treat this smartwatch as a first wearable device purchase. Called the Apple Watch Series 2, it comes with a brighter display, as well as improved processor and built-in GPS. Overall, it brings much needed update since the original model was released (about a year and a half ago).

Another strong point would be the fact that it’s armed with ‘swimproof’ technology which is water resistant up to 50 meters. The next gen Apple Watch is able to count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.

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Going forward, the watchOS 3 software inside of this watch features improved performance and simpler way to launch favorite apps instantly, either from the watch face or with the new Dock, that show off the latest information already updated in the background.

We have been hearing about the new Apple Watch Series 2 for some time, the device is now official with a faster dual-core processor and a new GPU with 2x graphics performance. A new S2 chip will carry the Apple Watch Series 2 50 percent faster than its predecessor. Thus, it has a new display that 2x brighter at 1000 nits, brightest for any Apple display.

Unlike the predecessor, the next gen Apple Watch is built-in GPS. Meanwhile, it does not require anymore you to carry the phone while running or walking, in case, you need mapping routes.

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Potential customers should know that the Apple Watch Series 2 will be available for purchase in a new ceramic variant along with aluminum and stainless steel. There are gold, rose gold, silver or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel cases at $369. The new ceramic Apple Watch Edition will go on sale in the US starts at $1249.

Pre-order of Apple Watch Series 2 starts on September 9th but it will be available on September 16th, 2016. Company says the watchOS 3 update will go live on September 13th, 2016.

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