There’s a rumor that Apple is working on a ruggedized version of its Apple Watch and now noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is confirming that the wearable is due to launch in 2022. Kuo is expecting three Apple Watch models next year with the Watch 8 series, a new SE model and the rugged watch. The rugged watch has also been dubbed as Explorer edition in some rumors but we don’t get any spec details for now. It should come with shock impact-resistant casing and will be targeted at extreme athletes and outdoor lovers.
Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to bring a body temperature sensor that will help users gather more health and fitness data. Kuo is also expecting an upgraded AirPods Pro version which will add onboard health sensors as well as a “radical” redesign that ditches the stems.