According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple is developing an “extreme sports” version of the Apple Watch that will have a bigger screen and a metal case that can withstand more damage.
The new gadget, which will be Apple’s largest to date, is geared toward people who use their Apple Watches in more challenging environments, like sports, hikers, and other people. It will have a diagonal measurement of approximately two inches, which is larger than the 1.9-inch diagonal screens of the current Apple Watch Series 7 and the next Apple Watch Series 8.
It will have a screen area that is roughly 7% larger than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 and a 410 x 502 pixel display. Gurman hypothesizes that Apple may display more fitness metrics on the Apple Watch face at once using the additional display space.
Apple’s new watch will have enhanced impact resistance and protection in the form of a metal material that is more durable than aluminum, however it is unknown what the company will label it. It will include a larger battery and a screen that is more resistant to breaking, allowing for longer workout sessions.
The Apple Watch SE, which is also anticipated to receive a redesign in 2022, and the normal Apple Watch Series 8 will both be available for purchase alongside the sport-focused model. The Apple Watch sport edition will function similarly to previous Apple Watches and receive the same features coming to the Series 8 except for a bigger body and more robust case.
The Apple Watch Series 8 is rumored to have a S8 chip, which is comparable to the S7 and S6 chips that came before it, as well as an upgraded low-power mode and new health capabilities that would allow it to monitor the temperature. We have a comprehensive Apple Watch Series 8 guide if you want to learn more about everything that will be included in this model.