Analyst: the rugged Apple Watch Pro will have a titanium body, shatter-proof display

25 July 2022
This watch will be too large for some, but it is still expected to displace the premium Apple Watch Edition models.

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  • 28 Aug 2022

NeX, 26 Jul 2022All I want is - Garmin Epix 2 with Apple/Samsung watch feat... moregarmin venu 2 plus might be the best middle ground for what you are looking for

    Ho Quoc Du, 26 Jul 2022"some drain faster then you charge" The reason... moreThough fast battery charging indeed reduces the battery lifespan, and its stamina will be gradually deteriorated. These deteriorations is not a reason to the claim you replied to.

    One big issue with solar powering a wrist watch battery is that one of the worst things for the lifespan of a LiIon battery is charging it when it is above roughly 30°C (the warmer the worse), and it almost certainly will be warmer mounted on an arm in sunlight...

    IF the solar power is NOT used to charge the battery, but merely to supply the watch, and thus leaving the battery idle, it is super fine.

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      • 26 Jul 2022

      All I want is - Garmin Epix 2 with Apple/Samsung watch features ^^ eSIM/LTE, calls on watch, ECG writing (real one) messages in applications such as WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal etc.

        basically it is mostly plastic that is protecting the device from a painful ending, the screen will remain unscathed, in a matter of speaking..they just use "marketing" words to hide the drawbacks

          article title "shatter-proof"
          inside report "more shatter-resistant"
          yawn...

            Anonymous, 25 Jul 2022A cheap solar power can fully charge the watch to 80 percen... more"some drain faster then you charge"

            The reason of this "faster" battery charger causing to ruin their battery lifetime

              Stuffy, 25 Jul 2022Finally a low spec Watch is trying to catch up like a Class... moreI can't find any evidence to solve this comment

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                • 25 Jul 2022

                Sam, 25 Jul 2022Garmin have functionalities way beyond dumb apple watches. ... moreExactly. There is not even a comparison between those sports watches, and a mediocre watch slapped with an expensive price tag

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                  • 25 Jul 2022

                  SShock, 25 Jul 2022It's weird to call people "dumb" and claim $... moreThose watches are sports stuff, made for outdoors and such adventures. The quality is a lot much better there, compared to regular watches, also the features and the accuracy of tracking etc is the segment best on those watches. On top of that, they're water proof and come with a lot of other features. Apple watch at that price will likely be just a gimmick and nothing else

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                    • 25 Jul 2022

                    SShock, 25 Jul 2022It's weird to call people "dumb" and claim $... moreGarmin have functionalities way beyond dumb apple watches. It's like comparing oranges with apples literally.

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                      • 25 Jul 2022

                      SShock, 25 Jul 2022It's weird to call people "dumb" and claim $... moreall those brands retailing at that price point are usually made with considerably higher quality materials and have plenty of functions that a smartwatch doesn't, they are also unique to specific demographic of people, where as the apple watch is an all rounder, having said that, if apple builds it with comparable materials then the price may be on par, but it is absolutely expensive if it is retailed at $900, and just to be clear, so are those other watches that sell for that price as well

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                        • 25 Jul 2022

                        Rumors is that the screen size increase for 1.9 inches to 2.0 - 2.1 or so, but the dimension hardly changes. (sticking to roughly 46mm still)

                        So that the shape is less rounded.

                        Nevertheless, it still much smaller then typical rounded watch faces, like the Galaxy Watch.. that one is one huge bugger.

                          OMG, They are making the already huge pillboxes huger ?!?!?!?!

                          Maybe they should have a look at the Huawei Band 7, that are down the size of a watch - and with a fortnight of battery stamina.....

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                            • 25 Jul 2022

                            Stuffy, 25 Jul 2022Finally a low spec Watch is trying to catch up like a Class... moreA cheap solar power can fully charge the watch to 80 percent in less than an hour. - Other dumb watches cannot. On top of that, you can even charge an iPhone at the same time also.

                            So yeah.. you can go practically off grid if you want. If you have android phone.. good luck, some drain faster then you charge. But for ALL iPhones and Apple watches, you can because it's so efficient.

                              Anonymous, 25 Jul 2022Will they pay my money back, if i shatter display?Shatter proof display usually means plastic. Or super thick tempered glass.

                                hmm, 25 Jul 2022How is it so surprising ? Apple knows it as long as it'... moreIt's weird to call people "dumb" and claim $900 is expensive when all the Garmins and Suuntos were this much the entire time...

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                                  • 25 Jul 2022

                                  Will they pay my money back, if i shatter display?

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                                    • 25 Jul 2022

                                    Yuri84, 25 Jul 2022$900 huh. People really have no idea what to do with all th... moreHow is it so surprising ? Apple knows it as long as it's being existed that people are dumb for brands and just spend all there money on them. They have always known that there are loads of dumb people and thats why they are also trillion dollar company. Get cost down on material and get price higher to get more profit

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                                      • 25 Jul 2022

                                      So rugged not is a fancy word for materials used ? Watch dont look any different then there usual watches but cause it's made of titanium then it's rugged ? Like seriously

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                                        • 25 Jul 2022

                                        Stuffy, 25 Jul 2022Finally a low spec Watch is trying to catch up like a Class... moreRight?! I’m on my second Garmin Instinct solar. (Started with the instinct 1 ,just recently purchased the Instinct 2 ) I’ve owned the Instinct 2 for two weeks now and have not had to take it off to charge it it. My wife’s Apple Watch is lucky to make it a day and a half if that !