Apple officially released the Watch Series 7 with a screen that is now wider at the edges and bezels.
Apple has finally released the 7th generation of the Watch and the launch of the iPhone 13 series. The Apple Watch Series 7 looks a bit different from its predecessors. The Watch isn’t much bigger, but the screen ratio is now improved, with thinner bezels.
Quoted from The Verge (September 15), the bezel around the Apple Watch Series 7 screen is now only 1.7 mm, and the always-on screen mode is now 70% brighter. Apple claims users can read text on the screen 50% more than Series 6. This new screen also shows a new way of interacting with full keyboard support.
Meanwhile, the size of the Apple Watch Series 7 is only 1 mm larger, which comes in 41 mm and 45 mm options. To note, since 2014, Apple launched smartwatches with a range of sizes 40 mm and 44 mm, as well as the Watch Series 6.
Regarding durability, this is claimed to be crack-resistant and has an IP6X rating. This means this device can be taken to play in the sand on the beach or in other dusty environments.
Apart from the design changes, the Watch Series 7 and Series 6 have the same specifications, starting with the sensors and processors. There is no redesign of the square shape, as leaked recently.
Like the Watch Series 6, the Series 7 will also offer up to 18 hours of battery life, charging via USB Type-C instead of Type-A. According to an Apple presentation report, charging for 8 minutes can provide up to 8 hours of battery life.
Starting September 20, Apple will launch WatchOS 8. Thus, the Watch Series 7, starting at USD 399, will run the new operating system with new workout modes and new on-screen capabilities.