Apple unveiled the next generation of Apple Watch — the Apple Watch Series 7 — and it brings larger screen sizes. The September event on Tuesday paved way for the Series 7. As stated by COO Jeff Williams, the Series 7 is the most durable Apple Watch the company has ever built.
Rumors had that the watch would be having a larger screen, and it certainly has. Apple has placed a much larger screen, in fact, 20 percent more than the Series 6 and over 50 percent more than the Series 3. The display is an always-on retina display that is almost 40 percent thinner than the Series 6 introduced last year. The elegantly rounded corners refract light for a better user experience.
The new QWERTY keyboard, a first-ever for Apple Watch, allows users to type their messages seamlessly with gestures that are quickly predicted by the Watch, thanks to advanced machine learning. The Series 7 has a crack resistance screen that is claimed to be Apple’s strongest front crystal ever. It is also the first Apple Watch to have an IP6X certification, allowing users to carry their watch to the dust with no worries. Also, the Watch is swim-proof with WR50 water resistance.
The Series 7 has an 18-hour battery life and improved charging. The watch now takes 45 minutes to go from 0 to 80 percent charge, which is almost 33 percent more than its predecessor. Also, an eight-minute charge will provide users with eight hours of sleep tracking.
With the larger display, messages and emails will have ample space to visualize. Likewise, the buttons have been redesigned to match the new display. There are also dedicated watch faces made available for the larger display.
The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 and comes in five new colors: midnight, starlight, blue, green, and red. Apple says it will be available later this fall.