Apple Watch Pro: Everything we know so far

The Apple Watch series may get a big expansion this fall with the addition of a new so-called Apple Watch Pro. This new Apple Watch Pro is said to have a new design, longer battery life and improved durability.

Head below to see all the latest details on what we know about the Apple Watch Pro so far.

Apple Watch Pro: Design and screen

According to reporting from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg, the Apple Watch Pro will visually differ from the Apple Watch Series 8 with a new design. The Apple Watch Pro won’t have the flat edges once rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7, but there are apparently some design changes on the horizon.

Bloomberg reports that the Apple Watch Pro will be an “evolution of the current rectangular shape.” It’s not immediately clear what this means in terms of design, other than that the Apple Watch Pro won’t be a rounded smartwatch.

One of the most important changes to the Apple Watch Pro will be the materials it is made of. Currently, the Apple Watch is available in aluminum, stainless steel and titanium. The Apple Watch Pro will reportedly feature a “more durable formulation of titanium” as part of Apple’s efforts to make it as robust as possible.

Apple Watch Pro size

The Apple Watch Pro will also be larger than the current Apple Watch models. The Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. These sizes refer to the physical case size of the Apple Watch, not the screen size. According to BloombergThe Apple Watch Pro case will be larger than 45mm and may be “large enough that it may only appeal to a subset of customers.”

In addition to the larger case, the Apple Watch Pro will also have a larger screen. Bloomberg reports that the screen will be about 7% larger than the current Apple Watch Series 7, with a resolution of about 410 pixels by 502 pixels. For context, the 45mm version of the Apple Watch Series 7 has a resolution of 396 by 484 pixels.

Battery life

In addition to the larger design, the Apple Watch Pro is also reportedly set to have improved battery life. Longer battery life will be a key factor for the “extreme sports” buyers of this Apple Watch, and that’s something Apple is apparently aware of.

We don’t have exact statistics on how much bigger the battery inside the Apple Watch Pro will be. Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has simply said that the device will have improved battery life. In fact, Gurman speculated that the Apple Watch Pro could last “multiple days on a single charge via the new low-power mode.”

Apple Watch Pro battery

A new low-power mode for the Apple Watch has been rumored for months. It didn’t show up when watchOS 9 was introduced at WWDC in June. Now, reports say the new low-power mode could be exclusive to the Apple Watch models launching this fall.

A new low power mode on the Apple Watch would reportedly allow users to continue using Apple Watch apps and features without draining too much power. Apple can reduce power consumption by pausing background activity, reducing screen brightness, and limiting other features, as it does with Low Power Mode on iPhone and Mac.

Apple Watch Pro: Sensors and chips

Like the Apple Watch Series 8, this new Apple Watch Pro is expected to add support for body temperature measurements. Apple Watch will not be able to give you an accurate measurement of your body temperature, but rather it will send you an alert when it detects that your temperature is elevated. You can then take your temperature using a traditional thermometer.

The Apple Watch Pro could also offer exclusive fitness and health tracking features. This could include additional metrics collected using existing sensors, different training types, and more.

Other new health features are expected for the Apple Watch next year and beyond, including things like blood pressure monitoring and glucose readings. These features are not expected to launch with this year’s Apple Watch Series 8 or Apple Watch Pro.

Finally, the Apple Watch Pro will be powered by a “new” S8 processor on the inside. This chip will reportedly offer “similar performance” to the S7 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 7, which is also similar to the S6 chip inside the Apple Watch Series 6. This means we shouldn’t expect any major performance improvements with this year’s updates.

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This new variant of the Apple Watch could end up being called a number of different things. The clear focus is on making this Apple Watch more robust, durable and optimized for extreme sports. If Apple wanted to lean into that idea, this version of the Apple Watch could be called something like “Apple Watch Extreme.”

In addition to being optimized for a robust and extreme sports lifestyle, this Apple Watch will also be ultra-premium with a new design, larger screen and improved battery life.

So if Apple wanted to target a wider audience of consumers, including those who simply want the “best” version of the Apple Watch, something like “Apple Watch Pro” or “Apple Watch Max” might make the most sense.

The Apple Watch Series 8 and “Apple Watch Pro” are set to be announced in September alongside the iPhone 14. What are your thoughts on these rumors? Would you buy a so-called Apple Watch Pro? Tell us in the comments.

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