You probably know many people by now who have an Apple Watch and swear by it. But beyond being a reliable timekeeper and calendar tool, the second iteration of the tech giant’s smartwatch is also one of the best fitness trackers on the market. Whether you like running on a treadmill, outdoor cycling, open water swimming, or a little of everything, the Apple Watch Series 2 will help you keep tabs on your progress and improve your results via a blend of top-notch hardware and intuitive software.
The Apple Watch Series 2 offers a seamlessly integrated, highly capable suite of fitness tracking features, typically reserved for dedicated fitness watches. Most importantly, as expected from an Apple product, the fitness-tracking functionality is wrapped in a user-friendly interface which will appeal to everyone. Here, seven reasons you should pick one up this holiday for you or someone on your gift list:
It’s Seriously Waterproof
Most fitness trackers and smartwatches typically feature an IP67 or IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, which enables them to spend limited amount of time under 5 feet or less of water. The Apple Watch Series 2 is rated as water-resistant at 50 meter, meaning that it can also be used for swimming, including in open water. Watch-grade water resistance makes the new Apple Watch an attractive proposition for swimmers, as well as surfers and other active personalities who love water. Apple has also worked hard to make the smartwatch accurately track water exercises.