According to online sources, Apple is planning to launch a smartwatch aimed at extreme sports enthusiasts. The gadget will receive the largest screen compared to other models, a larger battery and a durable metal case. Bloomberg writes about this, referring to its informed sources.
According to reports, the thick version of the Apple Watch will have a screen with a diagonal of about 2 inches, while the standard version of the Apple Watch Series 8 will have a 1.9-inch screen. So the rugged Apple Watch screen will be 7% larger than the largest Apple Watch screen on the market. The display will have a resolution of 410 × 502 pixels and will maintain the quality level of the existing models. It is believed that the large screen area can be used to display additional information during sports.
Note that the extreme sports watch will use a solid case made of metal. In addition, they will be equipped with a larger battery, and the screen will be protected from mechanical damage. It should be noted that the price of the new Apple Watch will start at $699. The company’s official representatives have refrained from commenting on this issue for the time being.
In recent years, the Apple Watch has become one of the staples of the company’s hardware lineup. The Apple Watch brought in $38.4 billion, or about 10% of its total revenue, in the last fiscal year, according to the source. The wearables market is now quite saturated, so Apple has to compete in the segment with other big vendors like Samsung and Fitbit.