It is widely speculated that later this year, Apple will introduce their second-gen wearable in the form of the Apple Watch 2. So far not much is known about the device, although we did hear that it could potentially be slimmer, but we haven’t really heard much about its features and/or its specs that Apple could be cramming into the device.
However now thanks to a new report from Japanese website Macotakara (via 9to5Mac), it seems that some details of the device has emerged. One of the rumored features of the upcoming Apple Watch 2 is apparently GPS. The feature will be built directly into the watch itself, meaning that users will no longer need to bring their iPhone around to have GPS capabilities.
This will make logging a person’s run or make maps more useful. The other rumored feature is swim tracking. For the most part fitness trackers can track runs, walks, bike rides, but in terms of swim tracking, there aren’t that many and if this rumored feature is true, it will make the Apple Watch a much more compelling device for fitness enthusiasts.
Of course it is unclear as to how true these rumors are so take it with a grain of salt, but Apple is expected to make an announcement in the later part of the year, so don’t forget to check back with us at a later date for the details.