Apple Watch Series 2 is the new generation smartwatch which features water resistance 50 metre rating for swimming, built-in GPS so users can now run without an iPhone and also upgraded with a brighter display and a powerful dual-core processor for the best smartwatch experience. Here’s what you need to know in a glance:
New Ceramic Apple Watch
Now Apple Watch Edition will not cost a bomb. With a beautiful, white, pearl-like finish, the Ceramic Apple Watch Edition embodies craftsmanship with a lustrous white case. The retail price will starts at S$1,818.
If you think that ceramic is fragile… You are WRONG! Ceramic is one of the hardest materials in the world, it is four times harder than stainless steel. Making it extremely scratch-resistant.
Apple Watch Series 1 & Series 2?
So now if you go to Apple Store, you might be confused with Apple Watch Series 1 & 2. Apple Watch Series one will be the old Apple Watch Sports (aluminum) with a new dual-core processor and GPU, making it up to 50 percent faster and also more affordable with price starting at S$398.
The Apple Watch Series 2 will have price starting from S$548.
New Apple Watch Nike+
Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate tool for anyone who runs, pairing exclusive Nike Sport Bands with Apple Watch Series 2. The Nike Sport band is crafted from the same strong, flexible fluoroelastomer as the original Apple Watch Sport Band, but now it’s perforated for even better ventilation and sweat management. The lightweight band is available in four vibrant, two-tone colour combinations that are unique to the collection.
Apple Watch Nike+ also includes exclusive Siri commands and iconic Nike watch faces along with deep integration with the new Nike+ Run Club app for unrivalled motivation to go for a run, coaching plans that adapt to your unique schedule and progress, and guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes.
The aluminum Apple Watch Nike+ will be available from 9 September in 38 mm at S$548 and in 42mm at S$588 in four variants Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt.
New Hermès Collaborations
Hermès is no stranger to Apple Watch. This season, Hermès will be launching new watch bands and also new watch face designs inspired by the iconic Clipper, Cape Cod and Espace Hermès models for the Apple Watch Hermès collection.
Apple Watch Hermès is available in two different case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm. The 38 mm Single Tour is S$1,788; 42 mm Single Tour is $1,868; 38 mm Double Tour is S$2,028; 42 mm Single Tour Deployment Buckle is S$2,188; and 38 mm Double Buckle Cuff is S$2,328 from select Hermès stores, Apple.com/sg, Hermes.
The Apple Watch Hermès Bands will also be available from September 16. The Single Tour Band is S$518, Double Tour is S$758 and Double Buckle Cuff is S$1,058.
Pokemon Go App on Apple Watch
For PoGo fans, your dream finally came true. Apple also demonstrated the use of Pokemon Go App on Apple Watch which will be available by the end of this year. The app will display how far you need to walk to hatch an egg, the required experience points to reach the next level, and even track your fitness data during your PoGo hunt. The app will also let you see when a pokémon appears and collect items from a pokéstop without your smartphone.