During the keynote last Tuesday, Apple presented its new Watch Series 7. On the menu: a significantly revisited appearance, a few new dials but it seems few improvements in performance. Device price: $ 399, like its predecessor. The equivalent in euros has unfortunately not been communicated for the moment, but for comparison the Series 6 posted the same amount against 479 euros in France. As for the release date, it is also still unknown: it will be necessary to be satisfied with a simple “this autumn“, According to Cupertino.
A better display on the Series 7
Explored in great detail at the Apple Event, the Apple Watch Series 7 display is 20% larger than the previous one. The borders, for their part, have been reduced to almost half while the panel is 70% brighter. Still protected by Gorilla Glass Victus from Corning, the screen can also cope with potential scratches like the Series 6. The new IP6X certification, however, adds an additional layer of security which makes the wearable dust resistant. So you can take it to the beach or to messy activities without worrying about the case.
Colors and accessories
These shades are for the aluminum version, which is the most affordable. Apple has for the moment remained rather vague for titanium and stainless steel concerning the Series 7.
- Series 7: green, blue (new), PRODUCT (RED), starlight and midnight
- Series 6: gold, silver, blue, red and space gray
watchOS 7 vs watchOS 8
The Apple Watch Series 7 is powered by the proprietary watchOS 8 operating system. The Series 6 is also entitled to it via an update, but should be supported for less time if the manufacturer does not deviate from its habits. We already know that the Series 2 is not compatible with either watchOS 8 or the 2020 version, which suggests that the most recent model will be left behind by around 2026. Note that some minor features are also exclusive to the Series 7, notably with new dials.
The Series 7 recharges 33% faster than the Series 6. A real positive point to underline!
Finally, here are the technical specifications identical to the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6:
- Apple silicon S6 processor assembled by TSMC
- still no thermometer
- wireless charging
- totally recycled aluminum
- no mains adapter supplied with the box
- waterproof to a depth of fifty meters
- sport monitoring
- voice assistant: Siri
- receiving notifications and calls
- 4G compatibility
- display and altimeter always on
- blood oximeter and heart rate sensor + ECG
- built-in speaker
- bluetooth connection
- fall detection
- autonomy of less than a day
The amount of RAM has not been officially communicated by Apple.
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