Apple's new extreme sports watch will have a metal case and a large screen

Apple’s new extreme sports watch will have a metal case and a large screen

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Bloomberg — The technology giant Apple Inc (AAPL). plans to pack the biggest screen ever on its smartphone, with a larger battery in a metal case, for its new version of the Apple Watch aimed at extreme sports athletes.

An Apple Watch extreme version will have a screen of almost 2 inches diagonallywhile a new Apple Watch Series 8 will maintain the 1.9-inch diagonal screen size of the current Series 7 model. The planned update for the lower-end Apple Watch SE will also keep the current screen size.

The model for extreme sports with the largest screen, which is planned to be announced later this year with the other two modelsyes, it will take about 7% more screen area than the largest of the current Apple Watch. will have a resolution of about 410 pixels by 502 pixels and will retain the same overall sharpness of existing models.

Apple may use this larger screen area to offer more fitness metrics (physical activity) or information on watch faces in one go. The company added several new features fitness in watchOS 9, including multisport workouts and better intensity monitoring during exercise routines.

The Apple Watch, first launched in 2015, has become a key part of the line of hardware from Apple. His models are included in the division of wearables, home and accessories, which generated US$38.4 billion, 10% of the company’s total revenue, in the last fiscal year. However, the smartwatches and the wearables fitness They are very saturated markets. and Apple competes with other products from the likes of Fitbit, Google’s (GOOGL), and Samsung Electronics Co.

This watch for extreme sports will use a strong metal material instead of aluminum, It will have a more impact resistant screen and include a larger battery compared to regular Apple Watches, which will allow athletes to work out longer, the people said, asking not to be identified because details of the watch have not been announced.

Like the standard Series 8, the extreme watch you can take body temperature of the user to detect fever. Also, will improve metric tracking such as elevation during hiking workouts and data during swimming.

All new watches will use an S8 processor with performance similar to the Apple Watch Series 7 S7 chip, which was on a par with the Series 6 S6 two years ago. It’s the first time the company will maintain the same overall performance on the Apple Watch. for three generations in a row.

An Apple spokesman declined to comment on the company’s plans. Apple usually announces its new watch models in September along with the new iPhones. The company based in Cupertino (California) has four new iPhone 14 models planned for the fall, including new pro versions with faster chips and a 48-megapixel rear camera.

The screen size expansion for the erxtreme model will be the third in Apple’s history. The device’s screen was enlarged in 2018 with the Series 4 and again last year with the Series 7.. With almost 2 inches of screen in this model would become one of the largest smartwatches on the market.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg News reported that Apple planned to expand the Apple Watch line with an extreme version to better compete with offerings from Garmin (GRMN) and others geared toward sports. Probably this watch is more expensive than the standard stainless steel Apple Watch, which is currently priced at $699.

This article was translated by Miriam Salazar

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