Apple Watch

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Apple Watch devices are smartwatches developed and sold by Apple Inc. This article is a comparison of the environmental impact of Apple Watches. It currently compares the carbon footprint and material use of the 42 mm Series 1 and Series 2 devices with aluminum case and sport band. It should be noted that other configurations of the device have significantly larger carbon footprints, however detailed emissions information on the devices is not included in the reports published by Apple Inc. The Series 2 device with 42 mm stainless steel case and leather loop band has GHG emissions of 42 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), and the Apple Watch Edition device with sport band has emissions of 157 kg CO2e. For additional information and resources click on the product names to view detailed articles on each device.

Carbon Footprint[edit]

Product Total (kg CO2e) Production (kg CO2e) Distribution (kg CO2e) Usage (kg CO2e) End-of-life (kg CO2e)
Apple Watch Series 1 20 13 2 4 1
Apple Watch Series 2 30 20 3 6 1

Material Use[edit]

Product Plastic (grams) Steel (grams) Aluminum (grams) Battery (grams) Circuit boards (grams) Glass (grams) Display (grams) Magnets (grams)
Apple Watch Series 1 42 12 8 4 4 4 1 1
Apple Watch Series 2 41 12 8 5 4 3 1 1

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