The Watch Series 2’s body is entirely waterproof for 50 meters. Every nook, cranny, and crevice has been hermetically sealed to prevent leakage, and the speaker is specially designed to eject water every time the Watch peeks its face above water.
Apple put those hydrophilic features to good use. The Series 2 can track swimming like the Misfit Shine and some other wearables, but it does so far more precisely. Apple said it analyzed the strokes of more than 700 swimmers for “multiple years” up to “weeks at a time” to build a system that can accurately measure calorie burn, swim laps, and distance in real time. And all the more impressive, Williams said the Watch Series 2’s software learns your habits over time, “tailoring” its measurements to you.
At the heart of the Watch Series 2 is a powerful array of silicon: a cutting-edge processor, a vibrant new display, and a new sensor. It packs what Apple’s dubbed the S2, a cutting-edge processor that comprises dual cores, a GPU that’s twice as powerful as the previous wearable’s chip, and a new display that’s twice as bright as the first Watch’s panel.
Gold Aluminum Case
2x brighter OLED Retina display with Force Touch (1000 nits)
Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
Up to 18 hours of battery life
Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
Direct fire speaker and microphone
Case Weight: 28.2g
Case Weight: 34.2g