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Apple Watch Series 2

Apple Watch Series 2

Date Written: 9/22/2016

NOTE: The Palm-Tech app does not run on the Apple Watch, but these articles are designed to help keep you up to date on the latest mobile technology which certainly includes Smart Watches

Last week the latest version of the Apple Watch, the Series 2, was released. This is the second generation of the Apple Watch and the focus seems to have been on improving what they already had versus adding new, ground breaking functionality.

The design is nearly identical to the first generation watch with the Series 2 actually being a little bit thicker. Battery life will remain the same (up to 18 hours), which is disappointing to many people who weren't happy with the first generation's battery. Another feature that people were hoping to see that wasn't included is cellular functionality. This means that you have to have an iPhone and be connected to it to use many of the watch's features.

Here are the highlights of the new features:

  • Water Resistant - The watch is water resistant up to 50 meters which means you can swim and shower with it on.
  • Faster - The new processor makes the watch operate much faster which is a good thing as one of the main complaints with the first generation watch was the slow operating speed.
  • GPS - This can be used to measure pace, distance and speed when running and biking.
  • Brighter Display - The new display is two times brighter than the previous watch.

Overall the Series 2 appears to be a real improvement over the first generation Apple Watch. If you love Apple products and are looking to get a Smart Watch then this is worth looking into. However, there is an increasing amount of competition in the market so there are other options available that are worthy of your consideration.