The dual-core Apple Watch Series 2 features a brighter display, swim-proof capabilities, and built-in GPS, and this new model has a redesigned speaker to make it water-resistant down to 50 meters. Other than that, this updated smartwatch looks near-identical to the first Apple Watch, now known as Apple Watch Series 1, which was only splash-proof. Apple also introduced a couple of new bands, including a few new luxury Hermés bands.
The Apple Watch Series 2 starts at $369, and the original Apple Watch Series 1 is now $269. Pre-orders start on September 9, with units available in stores on September 16. It’s available in the same four aluminum finishes (silver, gold, rose gold, and space gray) and two stainless steel finishes (regular and space black) as the Series 1, plus one new ceramic option that starts at $1,249.
Apple Watch Series 2 unveiled with swim-proof capabilities and built-in GPS