The Apple Watch Series 7 launch with an IP6X rating

The Apple Watch Series 7 launch with an IP6X rating

The new Apple Watch Series 7 for the first time looks a little different than its predecessors — Apple has introduced a larger display which now goes virtually to the edge of the case.

The Apple Watch Series 7 has thin bezels around the display at just 1.7mm with always-on screen mode is 70 percent brighter. This feature on your lets you view the time, date, notifications, missed calls, and more when the screen is turned off.

Apple claims you can fill 50 percent more text onto the display than the Apple Watch Series 6. What this means is there is a new full keyboard that will support swiping and make interactions easy.

Apple Watch Series 7 has also been equipped with a new watch face to match the screen to take advantage of the larger screen.

In addition to thr bigger display, Apple claims it’s crack resistant and now has an IP6X rating, which means it should be able to take a dunk in the sand at the beach.

The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm sizes, a little bigger than Series 6 — that’s 1mm more than the Series 6.

Aside from the little changes handed out to the Series 7, the Series 6 matches the Series 7 in terms of specs — same sensors and processors and none of the big square-like redesign that’s been rumored for months.

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Additionally, the Apple Watch Series 7 will also offer up to 18 hours of battery life and comes with a charger that charges via USB-C instead of USB-A and charges up to 33 percent faster [and Apple contends eight minutes of charging will give you up to eight hours of battery life].

The Series 7 will come in five colors total — the usual black, gold, blue, and red, plus a dark green that feels in sync with the rugged new support.

Apple has also strengthened the new watch with some new features to watchOS 8. Outdoor cycling will now have better support and should automatically pause the workout when you stop at a light or just to catch a break.

Fall support will now also appear in workouts, in case of an accident, you wreck, bike or trip up badly during a brutal Hit workout, the Watch will be able to contact emergency services. 

Fitness Plus is also getting some upgrades, including Pilates and the ability to do workouts with friends via SharePlay.


The Watch Series 3 is sticking around and starting a $199, and the Watch SE will be available for $279, while the new Series 7 will start at $399. The Series 7 should be available later this fall.