Apple’s Rugged Extreme Sports Watch coming later this year will have a larger
Apple’s Rugged Extreme Sports Watch coming later this year will have a larger, nearly 2-inch screen, non-aluminum metal case, more shatter-resistant screen, larger battery, body temperature sensor, improvements to hiking & swim tracking.
Longer battery life for workout will be added to the new tough variant. The extreme sports model's larger display will have around 7% more screen space than the largest Apple Watch currently on the market when it is released later this year along with the other two versions. The panel will have a similar overall sharpness to the current models with a resolution of roughly 410 by 502 pixels.
The company added several new fitness features in watchOS 9, including multisport workouts and improved intensity tracking during exercise routines.
The report also said that the rugged watch, the SE, and the upcoming Series 8 would all use a new processor with similar performance to this year’s chip.
The S8 chip that powers all of the newest Apple Watches will have performance comparable to that of the S7 chip found in the Series 7 model, which was on par with the S6 found in the Series 6 model from two years ago. The company will be maintaining the same overall performance in the Apple Watch for three generations in a row for the first time.
Bloomberg News first reported early last year that Apple was planning to expand the Apple Watch lineup with a rugged version to better compete with offerings from Garmin and others geared toward extreme sports.