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Apple Watch Pro: What to expect for Apple’s high-end ‘rugged’ watch

Apple is rumored to be working on an upgraded “pro” version of the Apple Watch that will be sold alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 models. The Apple Watch Pro will feature a different design, larger size, and higher price.

This guide brings together everything we know about the Apple Watch Pro, which is expected to launch in September alongside the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ and the new iPhone 14 models.

Design

While the standard ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ models won’t get a design update, we’re expecting a new look for the Apple Watch Pro. BloombergMark Gurman has indicated that the Apple Watch Pro will feature a design that is an “evolution of the current rectangular shape”.

There were 2021 rumors of a flat-edge design for the Apple Watch, but no such device ever materialized. The flat-edged design shouldn’t be used for the Apple Watch Pro, and so it won’t look like those Apple Watch Series 7 mockups we saw before the Series 7 launched.

Sustainability.

The Apple Watch Pro has also been described as a “rugged” Apple Watch aimed at those into extreme sports. It will feature a case that is more durable and better able to withstand abuse, with the device aimed at athletes, hikers and others who expose their watches to more extreme conditions.

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The titanium models ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌


As well as being larger, the screen will also be made from a shatterproof material which will provide greater durability.

Housing material

Apple plans to use a new titanium metal alloy that is stronger than aluminum and better able to withstand extreme use.

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The Apple Watch Pro will be larger than the current 41mm and 45mm sizes. In fact, Gurman said it would be “a bit larger” than current Apple Watch models and in fact so large that it might only appeal to a “subset of customers”.

The screen is expected to measure in at two inches diagonally, which will provide seven percent more screen real estate than the 1.9-inch-diagonal screen size of the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7‌ and the Series 8, as this device will feature the same case as the Series 7.

It is said to feature a display resolution of 410 x 502 pixels, and the extra display area could potentially be used to display additional fitness metrics on a single screen.

Battery life

Since the Apple Watch Pro will be larger, it will likely pack a larger battery inside to accommodate longer workout times. With a rumored low-power mode on the Series 8 models, the Apple Watch Pro could even last for days before needing to be recharged.

Health Features

Aside from a larger and more durable case, the Apple Watch Pro is expected to offer the same features as the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌, so it will get all the features that are supposed for Series 8.

Apple Watch Body Temperature Over
The ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ models are rumored to gain a temperature sensor that will allow them to determine if a user has a higher than normal body temperature. The temperature sensor is unlikely to show an accurate temperature reading, but it may show fluctuations.

Since the Apple Watch will use skin temperature, it won’t be as accurate as a thermometer capable of monitoring core body temperature. At launch, Apple will likely use it for fertility planning and monitoring.

Other possible features

Rumors have indicated that the next-generation Apple Watch and iPhone models could include a car crash detection feature that would use the accelerometer to detect crashes when they happen by measuring a spike in gravitational force. When a crash is detected, the Apple Watch could automatically call emergency services.

Apple is working on an S8 chip for the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌ models, but current information suggests that it won’t offer many performance improvements over the S7 in the ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌. There have also been rumors of activity tracking updates, although details are not available at this time.

Price

With a larger body and a titanium case, the Apple Watch Pro won’t come cheap. Its price should be around $900 to $999, which would make it more expensive than the current titanium Apple Watch Edition, which is available for $849.

Apple will sell the Apple Watch Pro alongside the ‌Apple Watch Series 8‌, which is expected to retain the same prices as the Series 7. It’s not yet clear whether the Apple Watch Pro will replace the current Apple Watch Edition models, which are made from titanium.

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