As Apple Watch Series 7 orders have started to arrive, Apple has finally shared the details of wattage required to support the smartwatch’s fast charging. As per the updated support page, users will require a USB-C power adapter with 5W or higher.
Apple Watch Series 7 not only have a bigger screen than its predecessor but also delivers 33 percent faster charging than Apple Watch Series 6. Therefore to support faster charging, Apple ships Series 7 models with a new USB-C magnetic fast charging cable with an aluminum case around the magnetic charger (puck) and USB-C connector (under the plastic cover).
Here are the power adaptors compatible with Apple Watch Series 7
The new Apple Watch models can go from 0 percent battery life to 80 percent in 45 minutes and 8 minutes charge can give up to 8 hrs of sleep tracking. To support this new fast-charging feature, Apple says that require the following USB-C power adaptors and their prices:
- 18W –
- 20W – $19
- 29W –
- 30W – $49
- 61W – $69
- 87W –
- 96W – $79
- Third-party USB-C power adapter
- USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) of 5W or greater
The company only ships the new smartwatch models with the charging cable and not the power adaptor. Thus, power bricks have to be purchased separately. Some of the power adaptors are not listed on Apple’s online store because they are likely discontinued. Maybe they are listed for users who have older power bricks. The disclaimer states:
Charge time varies with region, settings, and environmental factors; actual results will vary. Fast charging is not available in Argentina, India, or Vietnam.
Reviews agree that the new larger display and faster charging are impressive on the new Apple Watch Series 7. Owners with older models will love the upgrade but coming from Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 6 will not see much of a difference.