Apple recently unveiled Apple Watch Series 7 at its virtual September 14 “California Streaming” event with a larger and brighter display, five new aluminum colors, faster charging, user interface updates, IP6X certification, and more. Here are some additional tidbits for the wearable platform including weight, capacity, connectivity, and more.
Apple Watch Series 7 tidbits
Apple Watch Series 7 is powered with an S7 branded chip, which will offer a 20% improvement in performance compared to the S5 chip found in Apple Watch SE, Series, and Series 6. Apple Watch Series 7 includes 32GB internal storage, the same as Series 6 and SE. Series 7 is also IP6X certified for dusty environments, while it continues to feature water resistance for swimming, rated at WR50.
As for the health sensors, Series 7 features: blood oxygen, electrical heart, optical heart, accelerometer and gyroscope (fall detection), always-on altimeter, compass, and ambient light.
As compared to previous Apple Watch models, Series 7 is slightly heavier. The difference in weight between Apple Watch Series 7 41mm in Aluminum and the 40mm Apple Watch Series 6 is 4.9% and the difference between Apple Watch Series 7 45mm in Stainless Steel and the 44mm Apple Watch Series 6 is 9.3%. The difference between the other variants compared to Series 6 falls between the percentages mentioned above.
Apple Watch Series 7 also features 33% faster charging than Series 6, with the tech giant claiming the device can charge up to 80% in 45 minutes and 100% in just 1.5 hours. Series 7 is advertised to run for up to 18 hours with a full charge. Just 8 minutes of charge can provide 8 hours of sleep tracking. Apple will include a 1-meter USB-A magnetic charging cable to support fast charging.
As for connectivity, Series 7 features the same Bluetooth 5.0 protocol as Series 6 but it also features built-in support for China’s satellite navigation system, Beidou, which the older models lack. The lineup also features the U1 Ultra Wideband chip and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/b 2.4Ghz, 5GHz.
Series 7 will be available this fall, however, a specific launch date has not been announced likely due to production issues. The Watch will start from $399.
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