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.

Ultimately, said revamp will almost certainly come to fruition with the Apple Watch Series 8, but that might not be the most exciting thing the world’s leading smartwatch vendor has planned for a September unveiling when it comes to this particular industry.
If all the latest rumors are to be believed, Apple is preparing not one or two but three major wearables for a joint fall 2022 launch, including a long delay economical second edition Watch SE and a highly anticipated model focused on extreme sports, finally detailed by a trustworthy source.

Sturdy body, large screen and long battery life

You know Apple Watch Series 8 third size announced by well-connected analyst Ross Young just a few days ago? While we obviously can’t be sure of anything right now, it looks a lot like this new unnamed Rugged Apple Watch Edition that might get the extended display area instead.

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.

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.

In case you were wondering, the XL The 45mm Series 7 sports a roughly 1.9-inch screen with a resolution of 484 x 396 pixels, but don’t worry, as Apple’s first-ever rugged smartwatch also aims to improve battery life. battery by expanding the battery under its “solid metal”. hood.

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

Given its target audience, it’s not hard to guess what the extra screen real estate on the rugged 2022 Apple Watch will primarily be used for. We’re talking in-depth activity tracking, all sorts of ultra-advanced fitness, training plans and, most likely, a user body temperature as well.

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.

The only thing that Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman mentions in this breakthrough department that the “premium watch” slated to see the light of day this fall could cost more than your “standard stainless steel Apple Watch” variant, which makes perfect sense.

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.

Then again, this is unlikely to be a key area of ​​interest for professional athletes and extreme sports enthusiasts targeted by a device that is rumored to go official under the Apple Watch Explorer label… by the end of 2021.

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