Apple Watch Series 7 official starting at $399, here's everything you need to know

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple revealed the new Apple Watch lineup alongside the iPhone 13 series, as predicted. The new Apple Watch Series 7 models replace the Watch 6 series and feature a number of improvements over their predecessors, including larger displays, faster charging, and more.

Design

The Apple Watch Series 7 does not have a whole new design, contrary to what we’ve seen in previous leaks. The circular squircle design, which has been around for a while, is still present. The new model does, however, boast a larger display, which is 20% larger than the Series 6 and has 40% thinner bezels. The new collection comes in somewhat larger sizes, 41mm and 45mm, respectively (up from 40mm and 44mm). Another noticeable upgrade is that the always-on display is now 70% brighter than the previous generation.

The display bezels are only 1.7mm thick, and the always-on screen mode is 70 percent brighter. Apple claims that the display can fit 50% more text than the Series 6. With a complete keyboard that supports swiping, the new display also brings new ways to engage.

  • Apple Watch Series 7 official starting at $399, here's everything you need to know
  • Apple Watch Series 7 official starting at $399, here's everything you need to know

Durability

The Series 7 is the first Apple Watch to have an IP6X dust resistance rating, making it more suitable for mountain hiking or going to the beach. The screen itself is more crack-resistant thanks to improved geometry that is thicker, and it still has WR50 (50-meter) water resistance. You won’t confuse this with a robust watch, but after a tumble, you might not be as concerned.

Charging, Battery Life and Features

Charging times have been increased by 33%, with 8 minutes of charging lasting for 8 hours of sleep tracking and 45 minutes to go from 0% to 80%. The present magnetic charging puck will be used in conjunction with USB-C for this new charging method. The Apple Watch Series 7 has a battery life of up to 18 hours on a single charge.

ECG tracking, blood oxygen monitoring, sleep tracking, automatic workout recognition, fall detection, and other health and fitness capabilities are included in the Apple Watch Series 7. The Fitness+ software will also be available in 15 new markets, according to Apple. There had been suspicions that the Apple Watch Series 7 will include a blood pressure sensor, but nothing about it was mentioned in yesterday’s unveiling.

Colors in Series 7

For the first time, Apple Watch Series 7 comes in five aluminum colors: midnight, starlight, green, and a new blue and (PRODUCT)RED. There are no longer any space grey (now midnight) or silver (now starlight) options. Silver, graphite, gold, natural, and space black are the only stainless steel and titanium hues that haven’t changed since Series 6.

Availability and Pricing

Apple Watch Series 7 will be available this fall, starting at $399, and will feature redesigned Nike and Hermès editions. Although it isn’t as noticeable as some had hoped, it is a more palpable upgrade than Series 6 and may still be worth it if you want additional visual real estate on your wrist.

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