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Apr 12, 2001

We're just a few days away from when Apple is expected to announce the Apple Watch "Pro," an entirely new Apple Watch explicitly designed for athletes and customers who want a more robust and durable Apple Watch.


The Apple Watch "Pro" has been described as a "rugged" Apple Watch that will feature a new design, a larger display and battery, and more durable materials to make it more suitable for athletes and those who are active. Those improvements won't come without an additional cost, however, with the new model priced above most versions in the current lineup.

The new Apple Watch will likely sit at the higher end of the Apple Watch lineup, likely replacing the Apple Watch Edition as the more expensive model in the lineup. To make things easier, we've put together a quick comparison chart comparing the Apple Watch Edition and the Apple Watch "Pro" below.

Apple Watch Series 7 Edition
  • Case Material: Titanium
  • Case Design: Rounded edges and curved display around the sides
  • Sizes: 41mm or 45mm
  • Display Material: Sapphire front crystals
  • Health Features: ECG, Blood Oxygen, Heart Rate notifications
  • Special Features: None
  • Price: $799 - $849

Apple Watch 'Pro'
  • Case Material: Stronger titanium alloy with improved impact resistance
  • Case Design: "An evolution of the current rectangular shape," according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman
  • Sizes: 47-48mm with 7% larger display
  • Display Materials: Improved crack and scratch resistance for athletes
  • Health Features: ECG, Blood Oxygen, Heart Rate notifications, and body temperature sensor
  • Special Features: Improved watchOS UI to show additional activity metrics thanks to the larger display
  • Price: Around $900 - $1,000

Knowing what you know now, we want to know how much you would be willing to pay for an Apple Watch "Pro." Let us know in the comments below, and check out our guide for everything we know about the upcoming Apple Watch lineup.

Article Link: How Much Would You Be Willing to Pay for an Apple Watch 'Pro'?


Jul 2, 2020
I was having a scratching issues with my series 6 aluminum(had 2 previous Apple Watch aluminum before never had that issue). Ended up getting a Stainless Steel series 7 with the sapphire glass and I no longer have any issues with scratching. This kinda seems like overkill to be honest, I would have rather seen an aluminum model with Sapphire Glass that doesn’t cost as much as the stainless steel.


macrumors 68020
Jul 9, 2008
I've bought every Apple Watch except for just one and I've always gone for Space Black Stainless Steel until Series 7 when I bought the Titanium Space Black model. Looks like I've paid about $700-$850 for my watches so if the Pro comes in around that, good. If it touches the $1000 threshold, I'll pause before upgrading.

At some point, I could have just gotten a Rolex for what I've given Apple every year for watches and it's kind of funny because I live in the woods. No one here even has apple watches or even knows that my watch is fancy or special. I like the nicer materials but I've never had someone say "wow that's a steel model" so I'm not getting social credits for it so why keep buying the nicest one other than I just like nicer things?


Jul 2, 2020
i think ill wait till wednesday to even consider this subject.

The watch hasn't been announced. Who even knows if there will be a 'pro' model yet??

Remember last year with all the so called leaked renders and specs of the series 7 with a square edged design??
I think with all the talk around it there will be a “Pro” model for sure what we don’t know yet is the specifics.
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Nick A

macrumors 6502
May 10, 2009
The problem with the Apple Watch is that it's a consumable accessory. If you use the watch every day, the battery degrades in about ~3 years to the point where it's barely, if even making it through your entire day.

I think the current price is the maximum I'm willing to pay for something that will need to be replaced in 3-4 years. If they somehow (they won't) engineered the battery to be easily swapped, maybe it would be a different conversation.
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