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Apple intros the Watch 2 smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 2 with faster processor, water resistance, GPS, and brighter display
Apple Watch 2
This new smart wearable features a brighter display, a dual-core processor, is water resistant to 164 feet and features a GPS.

The long-awaited smartwatch from Cupertino is finally official and will become available in more than 25 countries in about a week. Apple Watch 2 improves virtually every feature of its predecessor, offering a brighter display, a more powerful processor, GPS, water resistance, as well as multiple fitness and health tracking capabilities.

Since it can be used for swimming, the new Apple Watch also comes with two new workout options, dedicated for pool and open water activities. According to Apple, the new algorithms used by these options have been developed "after hundreds of hours of research." Apple Watch 2 uses a second generation S2 chip with a dual-core processor, a new GPU, a display with 1,000 nits, GPS and WiFi connectivity, all with watchOS 3 on top.

This smart wearable will be available in multiple editions, starting at $369 USD, but can go as high as $1,249 USD for the ceramic Watch Edition. The original Apple Watch will remain on the market as Apple Watch Series 1, now upgraded with a dual-core processor and starting at $269 USD. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-09- 8 (Update: 2016-09- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.