A recent report suggests that Apple may launch a version of its wristwatch designed specifically for extreme sports in September of this year.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, a frequent Apple watcher, Apple is preparing a more rugged version of its smartwatch for those who participate in extreme activities. For whatever reason, we’ve been hearing about a “rugged” Apple Watch for a while now.
Gurman first reported the existence of a rugged Apple Watch in March 2021, and he said so again in December after the device failed to appear at Apple’s September 2021 launch. Although all we knew about it was its “high velocity water” rating, the most recent rumor sheds further light on the subject,
In comparison to the 1.9-inch screen on the Series 7 45mm, the extreme sports Apple Watch is expected to include a 2-inch display with a resolution of 410 x 502 pixels.
In addition, according to German, the larger case may potentially contain a larger battery, which is intended for endurance athletes. The Apple Watch Series 7 is currently unable to keep up with ultrarunners and hikers when all of its sensors are activated, making it an unwelcome companion.
Huawei hasn’t given any specifics on the specifications of the new watch, but we would anticipate it to have a WR50 or WR100 rating with diving-level standards (like we recently saw on the Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro).
When it comes to fitness, Apple has made significant progress with the Apple Watch and specifically targeted runners in the recent watchOS 9 version.
When it comes to water sports, surfing, and other outdoor pursuits, Suunto and Garmin have plenty of competition.
We can’t wait to see what additional capabilities Apple will include in its smartwatch, such as wind, tide, and mapping/waypoint tracking.
The Galaxy Watch 5 and Google Pixel Watch are both expected to be released this autumn, making it an exciting time to be a watch enthusiast.