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Apple Watch Series 2


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Bluetooth v4.0

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Before You Buy an Apple Watch, Make Sure You Know if You are Buying a Series 1 or Series 2

When purchasing a new Apple Watch, be careful of which model you are choosing, especially if you are not buying from an Apple Store or retailer where someone can assist you on the sale or if you are buying used. Apple is no longer selling the original Apple Watch Series 1 on their online store while Amazon is not yet selling the Apple Watch Series 2 model.  At Best Buy, the Apple Watch Series 2 was not available for store pickup during the 2016 holidays season in many locations.  

Depending on the store you are in, it may not be to clear what version of the Apple Watch being offered.

Here are the main difference between the Series 1 and Series 2.

Apple Watch Series 2

  • Water resistant 50 meters (Speaker ejects water)
  • S2 processor - 2nd-gen SiP (System In a Package)
  • Dual core processor 
  • GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) up to 2x faster
  • GPS (Global Positioning System)
  • 2nd Generation OLED Display, 2x brighter 1000 nits
  • Aluminum Case
  • Includes USB Power Adapter

*Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Stainless steel and leather bands are not water resistant.

From $369

Apple Watch Series 1

  • Dual core processor
  • OLED Display 450 nits

*Does NOT include Charger

* is not water resistant

From $269

Click here to compare the different Apple Watches and see all the different band accessory options

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