A new report reveals a bunch of juicy details about the rugged Apple Watch model coming this year
By no means a bad or unpopular product, as proven by its reviews and sales figures, last fall Apple Watch Series 7 looked like a somewhat disappointing upgrade over its equally successful predecessor for those looking forward to a more drastic overhaul.
Sturdy body, large screen and long battery life
Of course, there’s a chance that Apple will just add some kind of suffix (maybe Pro or Max) to the Series 8 moniker for this heavy-duty version, which is supposed to rock a “tough” metal case rather than a “standard” aluminium. construction and a sharp screen measuring “almost” 2 inches diagonally.
If you think the Series 7 is big, wait until you see Apple’s next rugged watch.
Whatever it will end up being called, the gigantic smartwatch is designed to offer around 7% more screen real estate than the already massive Apple Watch Series 7 while maintaining the same “overall sharpness” and reaching a resolution of approximately 502 x 410 pixels.
Meanwhile, the specifics of the rugged design are largely (and predictably) being kept under wraps for now, but one thing you can be sure of is that this bad boy’s big, crisp display will also handle drops on hard surfaces better than previous “standard” generations.
More sensors, more fitness data, more money
With more sophisticated sensors and health monitoring tools than ever before, but most importantly a “more shatterproof” display than ever before and a rugged build likely to rival Garmin’s best (and toughest) smartwatches suitable for the Outside, the price could become an issue for the apple-loving masses.
Apple’s first-ever rugged smartwatch might cost more than a stainless steel Series 7 (shown here with a Milanese Loop.)
This essentially opens the door to any price starting around $750, which could prove to be a tough sell if “all new Apple Watches” (SE 2 included) will indeed pack the exact same S8 processor offering overall performance similar to last year’s S7. … and the S6 before.