Smartwatch launched into space to test its durability

The smart wearables brand Amazfit recently put its rugged outdoor GPS smartwatch, the Amazfit T-Rex 2, to the ultimate test – sending it into space on a quest to prove its strength in extreme environments.

The wearable was launched into space in Sheffield, UK, on a lightweight spacecraft equipped with an on-board camera to capture the two and a half hour round-trip.

The smartwatch reached a peak altitude of about 34.5 kilometers and reached a top speed of over 180 miles per hour during the descent. Along with enduring intense air pressure of less than 0.2 percent of what we experience at sea level, the smartwatch also resisted freezing temperatures as cold as -64°C.