AFTER months of speculation and rumours, the newest member of the Apple Watch family has been revealed.
The Apple Watch 7 is upping the ante on the fitness front this time around, by detecting when you’re riding a bike and prompting you to start your workout.
There’s also improved support for e-bikes, and fall detection.
The big news is the redesign, which sees a larger screen that’s around 20% larger than last year.
The bezel has been shrunk by 40%, coming in at a barely-there 1.7mm. The watch face design sports a softer look, with rounder edges.
The display has also had an upgrade and is easier to use thanks to its increased size, and optimised apps.
What’s more, it’s 70% brighter when your wrist is down, for ease of use when checking out the time. It is a watch, after all.
The battery life offers the same 18 hours, but charges faster than the Apple Watch 6 – 33% faster in fact.
A 45-minute charge will juice up your Apple Watch 7 to 80% battery from empty.
The Apple Watch 7 is available in midnight, starlight, green, blue, red. There’s also the Nike and Hermes editions.
It’s compatible with existing bands, but there are also new band colours to choose from.
The Apple Watch 7 starts at $399 and is available later this autumn.
“At first glance the latest Apple Watch is another iterative update, but the larger screen allowing bigger virtual buttons and a full qwerty keyboard should certainly improve usability,” Ben Wood at CSS Insight told The Sun.
“I’d expected to see a bump in battery life on the Apple Watch, as owners continue to clamour for smartwatches to last longer,” he added.
“But Apple has decided not to deviate from its 18-hour battery life. The faster charging will be welcomed, but for those wanting to track their sleep it would be far easier to offer a battery that lasts a couple of days.”
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