By now, we’ve gotten acquainted with smartwatches, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t continued to improve and dazzle us. If you’d like to make it easier on yourself and have assistance in order to be on top of your daily schedule, then you should definitely consider getting a smartwatch. One of the best offered right now is the Apple Smartwatch 2, which has the ability to track your health and help you with your exercise routine, making it fit for any athlete or even anyone desiring to become one.

So, to find out more about the Apple watch series 2 read the article below.

Specifications

Launched

Announced in September 2016, available from December 2016

Design

Weight

1.62 oz ( 45.6 g )

Dimensions

1.68 x 1.44 x 0.45 in ( 42.6 x 36.5 x 11.4 mm )

SIM

No

Build

Aluminum, ceramic, stainless steel

Waterproof

Yes, up to 50m

Screen

Size

55% screen-to-body ratio, 1.65 inches ( 4,19 cm )

Type

16M colors, AMOLED captive screen

Multitouch

Yes

Protected by

Sapphire crystal glass

Resolution

390 x 312 pixels

Additional features

1000 nits

Has 3D touch display

Network

Doesn’t have cellular connectivity

Features

Browser

No

Java

No

Sensors

Heart rate monitor, gyro, accelerometer

Messaging

Yes, text message, IM, Push Mail, Email

Additional features

Siri, dictation and normal language, commands

photograph viewer

MP3 music player

Communications

USB

No

NFC

Yes

Radio

No

GPS

Yes

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth

4.0, LE

Camera

No

Sound

3.5 mm jack

No

Loudspeaker

Yes

Alert types

Ringtones and vibration

Platform

CPU

Dual-core

 

Chipset

Apple S2

 

Operating system

Watch OS 3, but it’s upgradable to version 3.2.3

Memory

Slot for card

No

Battery

Non-removable li-lon battery

Price

Around 370 pounds up to 1200 pounds, depending on the model

Colours

Gold, Rose Gold, Space Grey and Silver

 

Design

The first thing you will notice about the watch is its shape. It’s not a traditional, round watch, rather than that, it’s square with curved edges. This doesn’t come as a surprise since the first version of the watch was the same shape. Whether this is a good or a bad thing is up to you and your preference, but nonetheless, the watch compliments your wrist nicely and looks rather elegant.
The shape is also very practical as it makes swiping and interacting with your watch in general very quick and easy.

As far as navigating the watch goes, the rotating digital crown is still in charge. It’s also been slightly upgraded and now runs even more smoothly than before. Furthermore, it’s now more than just a simple shortcut, as it allows you to engage with your watch more.

When talking about the materials used to make the watch, you’ll notice the standard aluminum and stainless steel models have been kept. A new addition, though, is the ceramic watch which further demonstrates Apple's elegance. This model has more than its looks though, as it is as much as four times rougher than the other two.

The most important feature we need to mention about this series is that it’s waterproof. This is also the feature which makes it most innovative. Thanks to water resistance, you can now enjoy days at the pool and do your regular activities which involve water such as washing your hands, or more importantly, doing water sports.
Apple promises that the watch is able to withstand up to 50m of depth, but it was designed more to be resistant when you’re swimming or doing other water sports than for scuba diving.
You’ll also be able to take it to a beach since it’s resistant to salt water as much as spring water. You might be worried about the water acting as an interactive surface and messing up your watch while you're swimming but to no avail. The watch features a wet mode, meaning it will lock itself when the mode is engaged, thus preventing any sort of damage. It will continue to monitor your activity, though.

Performance

The first thing that's noticeable about the newer series is that it has a better processor which allows it to run faster and with fewer bugs.
What further contributes to it running so rapidly and smoothly is the new software- the watch OS 3.

Another huge upgrade is that now you can memorize most used apps on the dock and use them instantly. This feature further personalizes the watch and truly allows every user a unique experience.

The whole performance of the watch focuses on it being fast. This has also been done by adding a lot of shortcuts. Now you can also swipe left or right to switch between faces and reach your apps in one quick motion.

Health

Another feature which is important for this product definitely has to be its heart rate, monitor. On the bottom side of the watch, what looks like a flashy array of LED lights is actually your heart rate monitor. It works by beaming light under your skin and measuring how fast your heart is pumping blood. This is something everyone could use, especially athletes as it makes your daily life easier since you know exactly what's going on in your body, and thereby, what it needs.

A runner’s dream is to have an accurate GPS map and route, and apple has decided to make that dream come true. Your watch is able to track up to 7 hours of running and can easily provide accurate information on your location thanks to its GPS.

Price

The cost of Apple smartwatch is, as expected, a bit on the high side.
This is due to the numerous features it delivers, alongside the quality it promises.
So, it’s not surprising that the cost of Apple smartwatch revolves around 370 pounds for the aluminum model, and that it goes up the astounding 1200 pounds if you opt for the ceramic version. Whatever you decide, know that the cost of Apple smartwatch is definitely worth it.

Pros
  • Top notch quality
  • Water resistance
  • GPS
  • Elegant exterior
  • Upgraded software
  • Heart rate monitor
  • Solid build
  • Available in a lot of colors
  • Strong battery
  • Impressive performance

Cons
  • Fitness system could have been better
  • A bit too expensive
  • More useful apps could have been added

Conclusion

That would cover all the main characteristics and features of the Apple watch, series 2. Hopefully, this article has provided an insight on the best from Apple. From its delicate but durable surface to its heart rate monitor and water resistance, we can see that this watch is definitely something. Even if it does seem a little extra, it's sure to make your life easier and that's why it's a worthy investment.
Good luck with your new watch!