kinda crazy. speaker ejects water on Apple Watch Series 2.
"We also wanted to make sure Apple Watch was robust enough not just for an occasional swim but for people who want to swim every day."
Used simulator to test effect of watch swimming for years.
Water resistance is what made me love Pebble.
"We also extended the work of our fitness lab to swimming. Calculating calorie burn for swimming is really tricky."
"We've created an algorithm that will give you the most accurate calorie burn information while you're swimming."
Watch will learn from you over time.
Pool swim and underwater swim workouts added. Stroke efficiency studied over time.
"We think swimmers are going to absoultely love this."
"Next I'd like to talk about the brains of Apple Watch Series 2. Starts with second generation system in a package."
Only other swim wearables I can think of: Pebble watches, Misfit trackers, Withings Activite
"We've added a dual core processor that's up to 50 percent faster. We've added an entirely new GPU that delivers 2X the grahpics performance."
"Nigh Sky, which is an app that lets you identify the planets ... they've been able to add 5X the level of detail and more than double the frame rate."
Dual core processor, new GPU w 2x graphics. S2 chip. Night Sky app now has extra detail and framerate, 60fps on watch app
"Series 2 also features a new second generation display more than 2X brighter than before. It's the brightest display Apple has shipped on any product. at 1,000 nits."
"Two of the most popular activities in the world are walking and running. We know people want to do this without their phone. Added built-in GPS."
GPS is onboard, as expected
"This is really great. You can start right away."
"With Apple Watch you can literally get started and begin your workout and get GPS accurate pace and distance."
"Developers can take advantage of the built-in GPS."
Hannah Catmur, lead designer for Viewranger, is on the stage for a demo
Will show you your route and things you'll see coming up
Viewranger hiking app demo. Showing GPS functions on hiking trail, and via notifications.
(like El Capitan in Yosemite)
App looks gamified: cute animations, etc.
"So many opportunities with the features of Series 2"
Series 2 styles: aluminum, steel, and now ceramic.