The main Apple Watch and the budget model Apple Watch SE would be updated next year along with a new version for extreme sports athletes.
Tech giant Apple is working on new Apple Watch models which could feature an improved screen and updated ultra-wideband support. But more substantial improvements like temperature and blood glucose monitoring will appear in later models.
Apple is said to be working on its upcoming Apple Watch lineup, probably called Series 7, likely to be launched later this year as per the trend so far. Reports suggest that the tech giant is working on new models, a spanning display, upgrades in speed, health features, body temperature sensors and blood sugar sensors. Apart from this, an extreme sports edition is also said to be in the works. Rumour has it that Apple would refresh the line this year by bringing in a faster processor, better wireless connectivity as well as an updated screen, while the main Apple Watch and the budget model Apple Watch SE would be updated next year along with a new version for extreme sports athletes.
The watch’s ultra-wideband support could also be improved after getting its Apple wearable debut in last year’s Series 6. But the years ahead could bring more substantial improvements for Apple’s wearable. Top of the list is a new blood glucose monitoring feature, which could automatically log blood sugar levels for diabetics without them needing to prick a finger to draw blood.
There is also reportedly a new body temperature monitoring feature, which has seen a surge in interest due to the covid pandemic. The temperature sensor could appear in the watch’s 2022 refresh, while blood glucose monitoring is several years away.
It was previously reported that Apple was internally discussing releasing a rugged smartwatch aimed at extreme sports users.
This model internally referred to as an “explorer” or “adventure” edition, is unlikely to release this year and arrive in 2022.