As a runner, my requests for a running watch are simple — to make it easier to view and navigate as you run, and have a decent enough battery life to handle marathon training. So far, the Apple Watch has not checked these boxes.
Sure, it looks nice, but I lost my runs due to accidentally clicking the finish button instead of pause. And even when using third-party apps on the watch, it doesn’t compare to some other apps best running hours In the market, like 255which is a similar price point.
My second issue has always been about battery life. On training days, I might go out for a run, then a recovery dog walk with my dog, and then to the office, and I don’t want my watch to die before my legs die. I’m never used to the idea that I need to charge my Apple Watch 7 whenever I charge my phone, which is another reason why I usually leave it in a charging case and grab my Garmin when I walk out the door.
However, with rumors circulating that Apple is releasing a rugged outdoor version of the Apple Watch 8, designed for extreme sports and outdoor use, I’m excited. Apparently Apple has put a lot of work into it New playback featureswhich will be rolled out with the launch watchOS 9 Later this year, here’s what the rumors have to say, and what I hope to see this year.
Apple Watch 8 Sports Edition: What we want to see
Current rumors suggest that the rugged version of the Apple Watch 8 will be launched later in the year, likely at the same time as the iPhone 14 lineup, which we expect to announce on September 13. There is no information available on the correct Apple Watch 8 price. Currently. But Apple has maintained the same price structure for several years, so we expect the Apple Watch 8 to match that of the Apple Watch 7. Pricing for the Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 for the 41mm model, with premiums for the larger 45mm and Cell models. Connection.
As for the sporty or “rugged” version of the Apple Watch 8, no name has been rumored yet, so it’s still just speculation. Most of the leaks or rumors revolve around the device not by name, but by its characteristics. It’s also nothing new – solid Apple Watch rumors have been circulating since before the launch of the Apple Watch 7.
Whatever the name of the watch, here’s what I wish for:
Longer battery life
Compared to some of the best Garmin watches on the market, the battery life of the Apple Watch 7 is incomparable. Apple says the watch has a battery life of 18 hours, but compared to the likes 55 or Fitbit Charge 5, which has a smartwatch battery life of 2 weeks or 7 days, respectively, only 18 hours is not enough, especially for multi-day events or adventurers. If Apple really wants this to be an outdoor watch, it’s competing with the likes of Garmin Enduro, which can last up to a year (yes, 365 days) in optimal battery saving mode.
Smartwatches are expensive gadgets, but they are often some of the most fragile. I smashed a number of different machines by dropping them on the side of the pool or at the gym. Recently, a number of smart watches have appeared, such as Garmin Fenix 7It has toughened glass screens, designed for extreme adventures.
If Apple were to design a truly “rugged” watch, it would need a tougher screen with better water resistance to prevent it from getting damaged on its first climb.
Option to pause activities with a physical button
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think sports watches should have touch screens, or if so, they should still have physical buttons. Sweaty fingers and touchscreens don’t mix, no matter how sensitive said screen is. If Apple was making a rugged Adventure Watch, I’d want it to have a physical button that lets you stop, start, and pause activities. Sure, you can press the digital crown and the side button at the same time to pause, but it’s not easy to do during the activity.
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