Apple’s Watch 10 to Add Vital Features and a Major Design Change
The Apple Watch design has remained relatively unchanged for many years. This is evident in the Watch Series 9 which is identical to its predecessor apart from internal hardware and software-based features. Apple was rumored to bring a major overhaul to its wearable line next year, and this has been reinforced in a new report.
In the latest Power On newsletter by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the journalist doubles down on the significant changes that’s coming to one of Apple’s Watch entries in 2024. The source could have referred to the regular Watch Series considering how the Watch Ultra is a relatively new range. In addition, Apple may dub the 10th gen Watch Series as Watch X to be in line with the watch’s 10th year anniversary.
Firstly, Gurman described that this Apple Watch 10 will feature an updated design that’s noticeably different from recent generations. The device is believed to be more compact with a thinner section on its sides. It also said to use a new magnetic mechanism to attach the bands.
While nothing has been confirmed, the Watch 10 might also begin to adopt a flatter glass panel housed in a new chassis like the Watch Ultra while ditching the convex display of the Watch Series 9. The Watch 10 may still differ from the Watch Ultra 2 (review) when it comes to the rugged factor. Who knows? Apple might also give it bigger touch display options.
Apple Watch 10’s blood pressure monitoring and sleep apnea detection
In terms of tracking capabilities, Gurman mentioned yet again that the Watch 10 will debut with blood pressure level monitoring. Unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Watch blood pressure monitoring, this feature will be limited to notifying users of abnormal blood pressure levels rather than providing systolic and diastolic readings. This health tracking feature could also be available on the Watch Ultra 3.
Furthermore, the Watch 10 may add sleep apnea detection, which is planned to be activated in the Galaxy Watch 6. The feature will recognize symptoms of sleep apnea during sleep by reading your breathing patterns combined with other vitals like heart rate and blood oxygen. The presence of sleep apnea could be used to diagnose other health conditions like hypertension, cognitive related disorders in the brain, and an unhealthy heart.
Apple launched the Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2 in September this year. It makes sense for the Watch 10 or Watch X to debut in September 2024 alongside the Watch SE 3 and iPhone 16. On the other hand, Apple’s Watch Ultra 3 with a rumored micro-OLED screen may only arrive in 2025.
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