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Apple Brings GPS to the Apple Watch in Fitness Tracking Push

  • New model more accurately tracks running data for fitness apps
  • Upgraded hardware features faster chip, brighter screen
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New Apple Watch Includes GPS Chip

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Apple Inc. showed off a new version of its Apple Watch, the first hardware upgrade for the device, showing the company’s dedication to a product some have said is being held back by its attachment to the iPhone.

The new watch includes a faster processor, a brighter screen and a GPS chip for fitness tracking, Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said Wednesday at an event that introduced updated products including new iPhones. The company also showed off a number of new apps for the device, including the popular game Pokemon Go.