Besides iPhone 7, Apple has also launched Apple Watch Series 2, the next generation of its smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 2 is packed with fitness and health capabilities including a water resistance 50 metre rating for swimming, built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone.
Apple Watch Series 2 also features a brighter display at 1,000 nits and has better viewing even outside under the sun. It is powered by S2 chip with a dual-core processor which is up to 50 percent faster. In addition, a new GPU has been added in this watch, which delivers up to two times greater graphics performance.
The new watch runs on watchOS 3 which enable you to launch favorite 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 include the breakthrough Breathe app, designed to encourage users to take a moment in their day to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction. The Activity app now includes the ability to share, compare and compete, keeping friends and family motivated.
Apple Watch Series 2 requires iPhone 5 or later running iOS 10 or later. watchOS 3 and iOS 10 will be available beginning Wednesday, September 14 as a free software update.
Apple has also introduced Apple Watch Nike Plus Edition also which has identical specifications to the new Apple Watch Series 2 but comes with redesigned band.
Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space grey aluminium, or silver or space black stainless steel cases paired with a wide variety of bands starting at MRP INR 32,900; and the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at MRP INR 110,900. Apple Watch Nike+ starts at MRP INR 32,900. Apple Watch Series 1 will also be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space grey aluminium cases paired with a Sport Band and starts at just MRP INR 23,900. All the watches will be available in India starting October 7th.