Apple Watch refresh delights swimmers & fitness freaks; prices start at Rs 32,900

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Apple Watch refresh delights swimmers & fitness freaks; prices start at Rs 32,900

USA: Apple has refreshed its smartwatch line with new Apple Watch Series 2, packed with fitness and sports features such as water resistance for swimming, and a built-in GPS to function without an iPhone.


Apple Watch Series 2 will be available in India from October 7 at a starting price of Rs 32,900.

Variants & pricing

Apple Watch Series 2 is available in gold, rose gold, silver or space grey scratch-resistant aluminium, silver or space black stainless steel with new addition of white ceramic cases- which is more than four times harder than stainless steel. The watches can be paired with a wide variety of bands.

The regular Apple Watch comes in an aluminium case with sport band or woven nylon strap or stainless steel case with sport band, stainless steel strap or leather strap.

Apple Watch Nike+ comes in an aluminium case with Nike sport band. Pricing starts at Rs 32,900.

Apple Watch Hermès comes in stainless steel case with Hermès strap with an additional sport band.

Apple Watch Edition comes in ceramic case with sport band. Magnetic Charging Dock included with purchase. Pricing starts at Rs 110,900.



Apple Watch Series 2 is up to 50 percent faster than its previous generation. It features a brighter display and dual-core processor. A new GPU delivers up to two-times-greater graphics performance. Apple Watch Series 2 also features a two-times brighter display at 1,000 nits— making it easier to see information even outside on a sunny day.

Combined with the performance enhancements of watchOS 3, Apple Watch Series 2 makes it easier to access third-party apps, receive and respond to notifications and conveniently use Apple Pay.

Fitness & Health

Apple Watch Series 2 is rated water resistant 50 metres for swimming, surfing or just playing in the pool. However it should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Stainless steel and leather bands are also not water resistant. For swimmers, Apple developed all-new algorithms after hundreds of hours of research for two new workout options, pool and open water. Apple Watch Series 2 can count laps, track average lap pace and auto-detect stroke type to accurately measure active calorie burn.


With built-in GPS, Apple Watch Series 2 records precise distance, pace and speed for outdoor workouts such as walking, running or cycling, without needing to take an iPhone. Users can begin an outdoor workout immediately as Apple Watch Series 2 uses Wi-Fi, GPS and locally stored satellite data to quickly identify their location. On completion of an outdoor workout, view a route map that shows variations in speed in the Activity app on iPhone. Whether running, going for a swim or walking between meetings, the Activity app on Apple Watch Series 2 counts all daily activity towards the Stand, Move and Exercise rings.

watchOS 3

watchOS 3 makes it even simpler to launch favourite apps instantly, either from the watch face or with the new Dock, which displays the latest information already updated in the background.

New fitness and health capabilities include the breakthrough Breathe app, designed to encourage users to take a moment in their day to do deep breathing exercises for relaxation and stress reduction.


The Activity app now includes the ability to share, compare and compete, keeping friends and family motivated.

There is also a customized experience for wheelchair users to close their Activity rings, in addition to dedicated workouts.

Apple Watch now comes with new watch faces including Minnie Mouse, Activity and Numerals. it’s even easier to customise watch faces and discover third-party apps.