According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, the new Apple Watch will feature an “extreme sports” version which will have a larger display and a more resistant metal casing that is not made of aluminum but of a stronger metal. The device will also come with a bigger battery and will target consumers such as athletes and people who perform extreme physical activities.
This version of the Apple watch will have the biggest display used on this type of Apple gadget so far, measuring approximately 2 inches and providing a larger screen area by almost 7 percent. The resolution of the display will be 410 x 502 pixels, which is the same as the other current Apple watch models. However, the screen is expected to have a higher resistance.
With a larger and more resistant design, the “extreme sports” version of the Apple Watch series is predicted to feature a wide range of apps and functions dedicated to athletes, such as a body temperature sensor, an improved workout intensity tracker and an elevation detection sensor. Some of the features will also be available on the other 8 series watches.
Gurman reported that “all of the new Apple Watches will use an S8 processor with similar performance to the S7 chip in the Apple Watch Series 7, which was on par with the S6 in the Apple Watch Series 6 from two years ago. This will mark the first time that the company is retaining the same general performance in the Apple Watch for three generations in a row.”
With some publications, like Tech Crunch and Bloomberg anticipating since last year that the company would launch an Apple Watch dedicated to athletes, now we finally get more information about it. This “extreme sports” version of the Apple watch should be announced during the second half of the year, together with the Apple Watch Series 8 and the updated version of the Apple Watch SE.