Since the introduction of the first Apple Watch, Apple has largely retained the design of its smartwatch. From Series 4 onwards, slightly larger displays were introduced, but for the most part it still looked the same. However, in the run-up to the Apple Watch Series 7 announcement, there were rumors of a possible redesign.
It turned out that the rumors were kind of wrong.
While the Apple Watch Series 7 wasn’t the massive redesign rumored to be, there have been a few design changes, albeit subtle, but overall the watch still looks largely the same. However, some rumors were true, such as the enlargement of the display that is now being pushed even closer to the edge.
According to Apple, we expect 20% more screen space and 40% thinner bezels. A comparison with the older models makes the size upgrade clearer.
Speaking of displays, the Series 7 has a more shatterproof display and will also be the first Apple Watch to have IP6X certification for dust resistance and WR50 water resistance. Apple also claims the Apple Watch Series 7 charges 33% faster than the Series 6 while maintaining 18 hours of battery life.
While there aren’t any new health sensors, Apple has introduced some new software features like fall detection during exercise. So if you were okay with the health features of the previous models, it shouldn’t be any different.
There will be a number of new bands to choose from, and Apple has indicated that older bands will remain compatible with the Series 7 despite the larger display.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will start at $ 399 and will be available this fall without a specific date.
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