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Apple Watch for ‘Extreme Sports’ could finally deliver a vital upgrade

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Apple is set to introduce a new extreme sports Apple Watch alongside the highly anticipated Apple Watch Series 8 and next SE model, according to a recent report. In addition, it aims to amplify the Apple Watch’s major weakness: its battery life.

According to sources speaking to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the rugged model will be equipped with Apple’s largest smartwatch display, measuring nearly 2 inches diagonally. This will increase the screen area by 7% over the current Apple Watch Series 7, as well as the upcoming Apple Watch Series 8 and next-gen SE model.

Earlier this week, DSCCs Ross Young and Jeff Pu of Haitong International Securities separately claimed that the Series 8 will offer a 1.99-inch and 2-inch display. According to Gurman, this size increase will be reserved for the robust version. It is expected to have a resolution of 410 x 502 pixels, but will retain the design aesthetic of the current Apple Watch model.

Gurman also highlights the material that will be used to withstand “Extreme Sports”. The rugged Apple Watch model will use a strong metal material instead of the usual aluminum, along with a more shatter-proof screen. Interestingly, Gurman notes that it comes with a bigger battery so that users can monitor their workouts for longer periods of time.

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The Apple Watch is known for its short one-day battery life, especially when compared to other smartwatches, including the Huawei GT Pro 3, which lasts up to 14 days. If we are to believe these sources, this upgrade will be a highly desirable feature – not just for athletes, but for all Apple Watch owners.

As for other features, both the Series 8 and Apple Watch for extreme sports can detect a user’s body temperature and have improved tracking stats for various workouts.

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