Apple launches new smartwatches - Apple Watch series 2 and Apple Watch Nike+

Tim Cook introduces Apple Watch series 2, featuring built-in GPS and much better water resistance.
Tim Cook introduces Apple Watch series 2, featuring built-in GPS and much better water resistance.ST PHOTO: TREVOR TAN

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple has updated its smartwatch series with a slew of models. Simply known as Apple Watch series 2, it features built-in GPS and much better water resistance.

Thus, fitness enthusiasts can go running with the new Apple Watch to get GPS distance tracking without the need to be paired with an iPhone

It is also water resistant down to 50m and can track users’ swimming workouts.

Other improvements include a better dual-core processor, as well as a graphics processing unit that is twice faster than its predecessor. It will also be available in new a ceramic case.

 
 

At 1,000 nits, the new Apple Watch’s display is brightest display that Apple has ever shipped, said Apple’s chief operating officer Jeff Williams during the presentation at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

In addition, Apple Watch Nike+ has been announced. It is essentially Apple Watch series 2 but with a running focus allowing users to get running easily and integration with Nike+ Run Club

Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm.

Apple Watch Series 1 will be available in gold, rose gold, silver or space grey aluminium cases paired with a Sport Band and starts at just SRP S$398; 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 SRP  S$548; and the new ceramic Apple Watch Edition starts at SRP S$1,818 from Apple.com/sg and select Apple Authorised Resellers and carriers.

For local availability, visit locate.apple.com. Apple Watch Nike+ starts at SRP S$548 and Apple Watch Hermes starts at SRP S$1,788.