The Apple Watch has hit a major milestone. The original Apple Watch was announced in September 2014 and released in April 2015, while its follow up was announced and released in September 2016, alongside the iPhone 7. You now have to choose from two models of each Apple Watch variant, a non-LTE and an LTE version. Third party apps such as WeChat are supported over the cellular functionality, said Apple at the time of the launch. You can register interest on EE’s website.
The Apple Watch 2 saw impressive improvements to its battery life compared to its predecessor. However, as we get closer to the official launch, more and more leaks seem to be popping up. United Kingdom pricing is expected to be £329. The latest wearable device will be priced start at $399 for the cellular and Wi-Fi model and $329 for the Wi-Fi only version. The figure just fell short of its all-time record price at $164.05 on September 1, a day after Apple sent its event invitations to journalists. That will start at $249 (£249).
Jeff Williams the Chief Operating Officer say “we have the new ceramic in a gorgeous gray finish “says it all”.
What are the features and specifications?
So what’s new? Well, there’s built-in LTE. This means that wearers can truly be without their iPhones and still run all the supported apps on the device.
It is the first Apple Watch to contain its own mobile phone signal in a small electronic SIM, with the screen acting as the antenna.
Apple boasts of a new dual core processor with up to 70 percent better performance. Now Siri is not just faster but it can also talk.
In terms of fitness, there is a new barometric altimeter sensor. New Series 3 watches are the same size as the Watch Series 2.
Apple is one of a few companies still producing smartwatches with a non-circular display these days, with other manufacturers looking to ape more traditional timepiece designs. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the subject.
For example, watchOS 4 comes with an updated Heart Rate app that provides more insight to heart rate, including measurements during resting, working out, recovery, walking, and Breathe sessions. It also features much more extensive heart care. Apple says that it’ll release the watchOS 4 update to existing Apple Watch models on September 19th. The Apple Watch 3 looks nearly identical to the Apple Watch 2.