The Apple Watch 2 release date is this month and it is coming to stores as the Apple Watch Series 2.
Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2, which most users will simply call the Apple Watch 2 alongside the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple also announced the Apple Watch Nike+ Edition.
On September 7th Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 2, and the Apple Watch Series 1. Series 2 is the Apple Watch 2, while Series 1 is the original Apple Watch with a faster processor.
The Apple Watch 2 includes built-in GPS, it is water resistant to 50 meters, there is a faster processor and a twice as bright display.
Apple Watch 2 Release Date
The Apple Watch 2 release date is September 16th. You can pre-order the Apple Watch 2 starting on September 9th. The watchOS 3.0 update arrives for older Apple Watch devices a few days earlier on September 13th.
You can buy the Apple Watch Series 2 through Apple and it will also likely be available at Best Buy and other retailers.
Apple Watch 2 Price
The Apple Watch 2 price starts at $369 for the Apple Watch Sport version with an aluminum case and a Sport band. That’s for the 38mm version. You’ll need to pay $399 for the Apple Watch 2 Sport in 42mm.
Opting for a Stainless Steel Apple Watch bumps the price up to $549 for a 38mm and to $599 for the 42mm.
In October you can buy the Apple Watch Nike+ edition for the same pricing as the Apple Watch Series 2 Sport.
The Apple Watch 2 price can creep quite high depending on the band options you choose, with some options going up to $1,399.
Apple also offers the Apple Watch Series 1, with the upgraded processor for $269 in the 38mm and $299 in the 42mm.
Apple Watch 2 Features
There are a great number of new Apple Watch Series 2 features that buyers need to consider.
Apple now supports built-in GPS so you can go for a run without your iPhone and the watch will track your distance perfectly as well as map your route.
The Apple Watch Series 2 is now water resistant up to 50 meters. That means you can swim with it or go on a Tough Mudder without worrying about water damage. There is also a comprehensive updated Workout app.
With watchOS 3.0 users get access to the Breath app to help them practice mindful breathing and access to third party health apps.