Many gadget lovers are waiting for the release second-generation Apple watch. They expect the Apple Watch 2 will address some of the problems of the original Apple Watch-- so expect it to be thinner, faster and more iPhone-independent than the first version. Here's what we know so far about Apple Watch 2's rumors, features and release date.
The first Apple Watch was released in April 2015, but it looks like the Apple Watch 2 could be unveiled as early as March 2016, according to CNET. Rumors said that Apple might announce the launching of the new smartwatch together with the iPhone 6c and the iPad Air 3.
Certainly, many Apple fans hope that the Apple Watch 2 will have longer and better battery life. Some users complain that the first generation Apple Watch can't even last for more than 24 hours even with moderate use. Moreover, the new smartwatch could be more independent from iPhone.
As of now, most of the activities in Apple Watch are tethered on iPhone. The watch should be connected with the phone during messaging, weather updates, location tracking and Apple Pay.
The second-generation of the watch could have wireless capabilities to enable more functionality. The Cupertino-based tech giant also considers installing a camera on the bezel of the device to enable FaceTime.
Other improvements include the ability to track sleep and smart straps that would include extra sensors for tracking fitness. It is interesting to note that Apple CEO Tim Cook hinted that the device could be more medically focused to keep users healthy and fit.
As for the design of Watch 2, the tech giant is set to make the watch more functional by increasing its PX7 waterproof standard to an IP67 rating, like the Samsung Galaxy S5.
The current Apple Watch is waterproof at a depth of less than one meter, but tech experts believe that forthcoming Apple Watch 2 will have improved the waterproof system. As a result, the device will be perfect for sports and outdoor activities.
For the price of Watch 2, let's wait for more announcements from the company about the price range of the device. The original Apple Watch was priced along a rather remarkable spectrum, starting at $349 and soaring to $17,000.
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