Apple Watch Series 7 was released at the company’s “California Streaming” event on Tuesday. The new Apple Watch model is the eighth iteration of the smartwatch series launched by the Cupertino giant since the first generation was launched in 2015. Apple Watch Series 7 is a major upgrade to last year’s Series 6, including a major redesign. There is a thin bezel of 1.7 mm, which can maximize the display area while hardly changing the size of the watch itself. The addition of the new design also enables the Apple Watch Series 7 to provide the largest 45 mm size display ever. Watch also offers a smaller 41 mm option. Apple claims that with the new design, the screen area of Apple Watch Series 7 is 20% larger than that of Apple Watch Series 6, and 50% larger than the entry-level Series 3 model.
Apple Watch Series 7 prices in India, availability details
The Apple Watch Series 7 GPS is priced at only US$399 (approximately Rs 29,400) in the US, while the Apple Watch Series 7 GPS + Cellular option starts at US$499 (approximately Rs 36,800). It will provide five new aluminum shell colors, including Midnight, Starlight, Green, and New Blue and (PRODUCT)RED.
Apple Watch Series 7 pricing and availability details in India have not yet been announced, but Apple said it will be available in the United States later this fall.
Apple Watch Series 6 was launched in India with a starting price of Rs. 40,900 is the GPS variant and Rs. The GPS + cellular network option is 49,900. It debuted in the United States, starting at $399, the same as Apple Watch Series 7.
Apple Watch Series 7 specifications and features
As an upgraded version of Apple Watch Series 6, there are two sizes of 40 mm and 44 mm, and Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41 mm and 45 mm cases. Apple has retained the always-on Retina display on earlier models of the new Apple Watch. However, the display is said to have been improved to provide 70% higher brightness than Apple Watch Series 6 indoors.
Apple designed the display of Apple Watch Series 7 with a 20% increase in screen area and thinner bezels of only 1.7 mm. The latter is 40% smaller than Apple Watch Series 6.
The key USP of the Apple Watch product line is its health and fitness features. Although Apple does not provide any important supplements in this regard, you can get most of the frequently used functions to track your health on the go. Apple Watch Series 7 uses a built-in blood oxygen sensor to provide blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking. It can also track the heart rate using the electronic heart rate sensor first introduced on the Apple Watch Series 4, which can also be used on the previous model. The smart watch can also detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) and provide an electrocardiogram (ECG) report.
Apple has provided watchOS 8 out of the box on Apple Watch Series 7. The new operating system was unveiled at WWDC 2021 in June, pre-installed with an upgraded version of the Breathe application called Mindfulness, which can help enhance your physical and mental health.
Apple Watch Series 7 can also provide enhanced sleep tracking features, including sleep respiration rate and sleep trends. In addition, the new Apple Watch has two unique dials—Contour and Modular Duo—that dynamically animate when the wrist is raised.
With a larger display, Apple Watch Series 7 also provides larger fonts and a new QWERTY keyboard, users can tap or slide their fingers to input through QuickPath.
Apple claims that Apple Watch Series 7 can be used for up to 18 hours on a single charge. It is the same as last year’s model. Despite this, Apple stated that the charging speed of the new Apple Watch has increased by 33%.
Apple Watch Series 7 is equipped with an IP6X-certified structure that is dust-proof. There is also WR50 waterproof rating. In addition, the new Apple Watch is bundled with a magnetic fast charger USB-C cable, which supports all Apple Watch wristbands designed for earlier models.