It may be a sign Apple is targeting Garmin’s Fenix 7 series watches
Apple is planning to debut a high-end Apple Watch with a larger screen and a new design, according to a Bloomberg report. Apple had increased the screen size with the Series 7 watches last year, which offers an edge-to-edge screen that removes much of the border on earlier models. But Bloomberg said the new high-end model would feature the first big design change since 2018 with a screen that’s 7% larger than the Series 7. It will also have a rugged design, longer battery life, and a body-temperature sensor, the report said.
It may be a sign Apple is targeting Garmin’s Fenix 7 series watches, which have big screens, long battery life, and rugged designs. Those watches are popular among hikers and runners who need longer battery life than the Apple Watch offers. Apple Watch sales are included in the company’s “Other Products” segment, which reported $8.81 billion in revenue last quarter, up 12.3% year over year. The changes could help Apple cater to an audience that has otherwise not purchased an Apple Watch.