Apple today began accepting pre-orders for the Watch Series 7 smartwatch, which was unveiled three weeks ago. At the same time, the company stopped selling last year’s Watch Series 6.
According to Apple’s official website, the company has removed the Watch Series 6 page from its online store and is no longer offering the device to its customers. Thus, Apple’s smartwatch lineup now consists of Watch Series 3, Watch SE and Watch Series 7.
Curiously, Apple still sells the Watch Series 3, introduced five years ago. Of course, it’s nice to know that the company keeps such an “ancient” device up to date, but complaints about the quality of their work began to come a year ago, after the release of watchOS 7. Therefore, users who want to get a good experience from using a smartwatch should pay attention at least to Watch SE.
Of course, Watch Series 7 owners will get the maximum benefit, boasting an enlarged screen with thinner bezels, IP6X dust protection, ECG recording and blood oxygen measurement. The device will go on sale next Friday, October 15th.
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Apple Watch Series 7
Users will be able to choose between two versions of the Apple Watch Series 7 with case heights of 41 and 45 mm, while the previous generation models were available in 40 and 44 mm cases. The larger model has increased its display diagonal from 1.78 inches to 1.9 inches, giving the display more space for displaying information. The screen extends almost to the edge of the devices, and the bezels are only 1.7 mm wide. The Retina display offers 70% more brightness on sunny days and is always-on-display.
According to the developers, users will be able to fit 50% more text on the screen of the new watch. It is noteworthy that Apple has changed the size of the smartwatch case only for the second time. Previously, this happened in 2018, when Series 4 devices entered the market. In general, the new watches do not visually differ from the previous generation devices, although before the launch of smartwatches they were attributed to a slightly different look.
A single charge of the battery is sufficient for continuous operation for 18 hours. The energy replenishment process is carried out via the USB Type-C interface; charging up to 80% occurs in 45 minutes – a third faster than before.
Apple Watch Series 7 has many useful features for people who are looking after their health. Supports the function of measuring the level of oxygen in the blood; which will help to assess the overall fitness and well-being. The device can monitor this indicator in the background, including during sleep. Many sports modes are supported and a set of new watch faces has been added.
The company calls the watch “the most durable Apple Watch” – it uses reinforced glass; and the case is protected against dust according to the IP6X standard.