It’s truly the season of the Pro smartwatch – and it’s looking extremely likely that Apple will launch an extreme sports version of its smartwatch this Fall.
Legendary Apple insider Mark Gurman has been fairly relentless on the existence of an ‘Apple Watch Extreme’ – and he even predicted its appearance for 2021.
Now he has dropped more details of the supposed device – which seems a lot closer to reality this time around.
Gurman believes the size of the rugged Apple Watch will grow to 2-inch, up from the 1.9-inch of the current Series 7 45mm.
He says screen size will grow by 7% and there will be a major overhaul of the design, for the first time since the Series 4.
There was a minor change in the screen technology for the Series 7, but the was certainly an evolution, rather than a revolution.
He also alleges that battery life will increase beyond a single day for the first time, with the potential for multi-day via a new low-power mode. How much users will sacrifice in terms of functionality remains to be seen.
Gurman also alleges the temperature sensor will make an appearance on this model.
It certainly seems to be the era of the “Pro” level smartwatch.
Samsung is also prepping a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro version, which uses titanium case material and boasts an enormous 572mAh battery – which is rumored to offer three days of battery life.
And it seems that Apple is looking to follow suit. The company hasn’t been willing to compromise the features of its smartwatch for battery life – but for those clamouring for extra longevity, it will offer a bigger, chunkier watch.
But it seems it will also be more expensive too. Reports have suggested that it could cost in excess of $900.
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