Apple has introduced the new Apple Watch Series 7 which includes a redesigned Always-On Retina Display, new aluminium case covers and even faster charging.
Apple Watch Series 7 will now be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes but will provide more screen area thanks to thinner borders while hardly changing the dimensions of the device itself.
The new Apple Watch has retained its curved design and shape despite the strong rumours of a flatter and square a look to match the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13.
Apple hasn’t specified a release date for Apple Watch Series 7, saying it will be available later this year.
The display of Apple Watch Series 7 has 20 per cent more screen area and thinner borders that are just 1.7mm wide – that’s 40 per cent smaller than those on last year’s Apple Watch Series 6.
And it is more durable than ever with a stronger crack resistant front crystal and an IPX6 certification for dust resistance while maintaining a WR50 water resistance rating.
The latest Apple Watch will continue to offer health and wellness features including an electrical heart sensor and ECG and a blood oxygen sensor.
Apple Watch Series 7 now comes in five new aluminium case finishes along with a range of new bands colours and styles.
The five new aluminium case colours include midnight, starlight, green and a new blue and PRODUCT(RED).
And there is a whole new palette of Apple Watch bands that will be compatible with all models of Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 7 will be backwards compatible with previously released Apple Watch bands.
That extra 20 per cent of screen area means the user interface has been optimised and now offers two additional larger font sizes as well as a new QWERTY keyboard that can be tapped or swiped with Quick Path.
Apple Watch Series 7 will also be running the new watchOS 8 which will provide new watch faces tailored for the larger display including the new Contour face which takes the dial all the way to the edge of the screen and animates throughout the day to emphasise the current hour.
The new Modular Duo face also takes advantage of the larger screen area with two larger data rich complications.
watchOS 8 will also introduce new workouts including outdoor cycle which uses an algorithm to analyse GPS, heart rate, accelerometer and gyroscope data to detect when you have started a ride.
The cycling workouts have an auto pause function so metrics will also reflect time spent moving against time spent stationary like waiting at a traffic light.
Fall detection, which can recognise if a user has fallen and is immobile for one minute before initiating a call to emergency services, has been updated and optimised for detecting falls during workouts including cycling.
Apple Watch Series 7 includes an all-day 18-hour battery and now has 33 per cent faster charging when compared with Apple Watch Series 6 thanks to a new charging architecture and magnetic fast charger USB-C cable.
In fact, charging for 45 minutes will get the battery to 80 per cent capacity.
Apple Watch Series 7 will be available later this year. Pricing has yet to be announced.