Being scratch and water resistant up to 50 meters, the latest Apple Watch Series 6, is already popular with swimmers, hikers, and other athletes. However, according to some reports, Apple plans to do a stronger version designed for extreme sports and weather, according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.
Apple could launch a super rugged Apple Watch for extreme sports
Internally known as “Explorer Edition”, the rugged Apple Watch would be offered as an additional modelpossibly like the Watch SE or the special edition models co-branded with Nike and Hermes. It would have the same features as a normal watch, but could be more impact resistant like Casio’s G-Shock line, with a rubber case instead of the current steel, aluminum and titanium cases.
The Current Apple Watch models feature aluminum, steel, and titanium exteriors. The idea of the rugged watch model is that it would feature a rubber casing that might not be as elegant to look at, but would be less prone to scratching and damage.
In 2015, the original Apple Watch launched in three different collections. The cheapest lineup was called ‘Apple Watch Sport’. However, it resembled today’s lower-end Apple watches, with an aluminum case and a rubber sports strap. Apple stopped using the sports nomenclature in future generations.
In this case they would go for a rugged watch with a feasible and even sensible addition to the lineup, given the immense popularity of Apple’s smartwatches. According to a recent IDC report, Apple owns 36 percent of the wearable device market and generated $ 30 billion from its wearable devices and home accessories, its most successful segment next to the iPhone.
With a special mode for swimming
Apple is also working on a watch function which is a special tracking mode for swimming, according to the report.
When could it be released?
The new rugged model could arrive at the beginning of september, when Apple normally releases its latest Watch models. However, it could also be delayed or canceled altogether, as is often the case with Apple products that have been rumored over the years, so we will have to wait to see what Apple decides to do with this concept that interests a sector of its customers so much. users who miss a more resistant model.