August 14, 2022


Apple Watch for ‘Extreme Sports’ may finally deliver a vital upgrade

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Apple is set to introduce a new extreme sports Apple Watch alongside the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 8 and the next SE model, according to a recent report. What’s more, it aims to boost the Apple Watch’s great weakness: battery life.

According to sources speaking with Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the rugged model will be equipped with Apple’s largest smartwatch display, measuring nearly 2 inches diagonally. This will see a 7% screen area increase over the current Apple Watch Series 7, and also the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 and next-gen SE model.

Earlier this week, DSCC’s Ross Young and Haitong International Securities’s Jeff Pu separately claimed the Series 8 will offer a 1.99-inch and 2-inch display. According to Gurman, this size increase will be reserved for the rugged edition. It’s expected to have a 410 x 502-pixel resolution but will keep the design aesthetic of the current Apple Watch model.

Gurman also highlights the material that will be used in order to withstand “Extreme Sports.” The Apple Watch rugged model will use a strong metal material instead of the usual aluminum, along with a more shatter-resistant display. Interestingly, Gurman notes that it will come with a larger battery so users can track their workouts for longer periods of time. 

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The Apple Watch is known for its short, day-long battery life, especially when compared to other smartwatches including the Huawei GT Pro 3, which can last for up to 14 days. If these sources are to be believed, this upgrade will be a highly desirable feature — not just for athletes, but for all Apple Watch owners.

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As for other features, both the Series 8 and extreme sports Apple Watch will be able to detect a user’s body temperature and will have improved tracking metrics for different workouts. 

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