By 19th Hole Staff
Apple Watch encourages you to sit less, move more and get some exercise every day. Packed with more fitness and health capabilities, the next generation Apple Watch Series 2, features a water resistance 50-meter rating for swimming, a built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone, a brighter display and a powerful dual-core processor. Combined with the performance enhancements of watchOS 3, Apple Watch Series 2 makes it even easier to access third-party apps, receive and respond to notifications and conveniently use Apple Pay. The Activity app provides a visual snapshot of your daily activity with three rings that measure active calories burned, brisk activity and how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting during the day.
Unique health and fitness 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. For swimmers, Apple developed all-new algorithms for two new workout options, pool and open water. The watch can count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.
With built-in GPS, Apple Watch Series 2 records precise distance, pace and speed for outdoor workouts such as walking, running or cycling, without needing to take an iPhone. Users can begin an outdoor workout immediately because the Wi-Fi, GPS and locally stored satellite data to quickly identify their location. On completion of an outdoor workout, view a route map that shows variations in speed in the Activity app on iPhone. Whether running, going for a swim or walking between meetings, the Activity app on Apple Watch Series 2 counts all daily activity towards the Stand, Move and Exercise rings.
The Apple Watch Edition now comes in a beautiful ceramic, with a lustrous white case. Ceramic is one of the hardest materials in the world — more than four times harder than stainless steel — with a beautiful, white, pearl-like finish, making Apple Watch Edition extremely scratch-resistant. Accurate, designed to be worn throughout your day, it delivers up to an 18-hour all-day battery life and comes with the unique charging system that combines Apple’s MagSafe technology with inductive charging –a quick connection that simply snaps into place.
Apple Watch Series 2 is available in gold, rose gold, silver, space gray aluminum as well as silver or space black stainless steel cases paired with a wide variety of bands starting at $369 (US); and the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at $1249 (US). Apple Watch Nike+ starts at $369 (US) and Apple Watch Hermès starts at $1149 (US).
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