September 13, 2016
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The New Apple Watch Series 2: Taking Smartwatch to a New Level

What’s great about the new Apple Watch Series 2? Everything! Let’s take a look at the different features of this highly-anticipated smartwatch.

It was only last year when Apple stores opened their doors in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. And this year, UAE is getting another taste of the tech giant’s never-ending innovation with a new product: the Apple Watch Series 2.

Pre-orders for the new Apple Watch Series 2 started on September 9. The official date for its availability in the UAE was on September 16. Prices start from AED 1,499.00.

This is just another item to cross out in the wish list of the many customers awaiting for new Apple products in the country—with iPhone 7 sales starting a day after the release of the Apple Watch Series 2.

So, what’s great about this new smartwatch? For one, if you love living a healthy lifestyle, the Apple Watch Series 2 offers the perfect package to get you started. With features including fitness and health capabilities, this smartwatch is something you would want to wear the next time you want to escape the confines of a gym and run along the Corniche.

A SMARTWATCH THAT WILL GUIDE YOU ANYWHERE YOU GO

Running a marathon? The Apple Watch Series 2 will not fail you when it comes to directions. The tech giant made a great deal of updates to this generation of smartwatch, and one of these is the built-in GPS chip.

This new feature allows you to identify your location using Wi-Fi, GPS, and satellite data. It also enables you to get accurate distance, pace, and speed records when you are doing outdoor workouts. What’s the best thing about having GPS? You do not have to bring your iPhone outdoors. That’s one less thing to worry about—no more holding of phones or having them jiggling in your shorts during your workout.

NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING WET

If you are into swimming, and would want to record your laps, you do not have to worry about getting your smartwatch wet. The Apple Watch Series 2 is water-resistant up to 50 meters. You can use it if you want to surf in Sunset Beach, or simply want to practice your strokes in the pool.

Nonetheless, the Apple Watch Series 2 is not completely waterproof. It is not advisable to use it for deep water activities such as scuba diving. It will do just fine in the pool or shallow waters.

A FASTER PERFORMANCE TO KEEP UP WITH YOUR PACE

Equipped with a dual-core processor chip and a new GPU, this product offers double the performance of the previous model. All the apps you want to load will come up faster than ever with the watchOS 3. More features are included to give way for joint activities.

A GREAT DESIGN TO TOP IT ALL

At a first glance, you will find no difference with the previous model. Closer inspection will give you a look at one of its changes: a brighter display. This allows you to look at the screen without any difficulty even under direct sunlight.

The smartwatch also comes with a ceramic finish and bands from Nike and Hermes. So, it’s not just a watch to wear for casual workouts—you can use it even as a luxury accessory.

CONCLUSION

The release of the Apple Watch Series 2 is just the beginning of a more profound take on innovation for the tech giant. And customers in the UAE just have to sit back and wait for the upgrades to happen. When updates happen, expect to have them in great waves.