Apple Watch 7: Everything you need to know

We break down the specs, price, and features of the Apple Watch 7.

Apple Watch 7 news

by Isabel Martins |

Officially launched at the Apple event on 14 September 2021 alongside the iPhone 13, the latest instalment in the iconic smartwatch series brings with it a complete redesign and a myriad of new features. You can get your hands on the Apple smartwatchlinked below:

Already looking forward to the next product? The Apple watch series 8 will launch in September 2022, and it's rumoured to come with satellite connectivity.

We've broken down all of the main features of the Apple watch 7 below:

Design

There have been a few improvements and enhancements to the new Apple Watch. Firstly, in terms of design, the edges are more curved, and it boasts thinner bezels, meaning it now has 20% more screen area than the previous Apple Watch 6.

The screen is set to include a full QWERTY keyboard that can be typed or swiped. Apple has claimed that this watch is more durable than previous models, largely due to its new "robust geometry", the front glass being "over 50% thicker", and having a "crack-resistant front crystal". It's now also available in two larger sizes - 41mm and 45mm.

Another added bonus is that the Always-On Retina display is up to 70% brighter indoors.

Similar to the previous models, it is IP6X-rated, so it's dust and water-resistant (can be submerged up to 50 metres), and there are no new health fitness tools.

Apple Watch 7
©Photo: Apple

Specs

The Apple Watch 7 has a new chipset, but it appears to be as equally powerful as its predecessor. It also has the same 18-hour battery life and 32GB of storage. However, it does boast up to 33% faster charging, and according to Apple, it will be able to charge the battery from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes.

It will include the usual health and fitness features, such as tracking your blood oxygen levels, heart rate, ECG, and more. Although, it does now have several improved tools for cyclists. One of them is fall detection, which has been optimised to recognise "the unique motion and impact of falls from a bike and other workout types". Another is its improved calorie calculation accuracy for e-bikes.

Availability

The Apple Watch 7 comes in five new aluminium case finishes: red, black, starlight, green and blue. Not sure if this is the one for you but do you still want to get your hands on one of the best smartwatches? We've compiled a list of our top picks below:

Apple Watch Series 6

Editor's pick
Apple Watch Series 6
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It may not be the latest watch in the Apple series, but it's still a brilliant smartwatch and an impressive piece of tech. It has an S6 64-bit dual-core processor, as well as a second-generation optical heart sensor, an electrical heart sensor, and a blood oxygen monitor.

Fitbit Charge 4

Recommended
Fitbit Charge 4
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Excellent value for money, the Fitbit Charge 4 features an in-built GPS that tracks steps, miles, calories, heart rate, sleeping patterns, menstrual cycle, water intake, and more.

Honor Band 6

Best budget watch
Honor Band 6
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You don't need to go over your budget to bag yourself a brilliant smartwatch, and the Honor Band 6 is a great example of this. It's comfortable to wear, has a significant battery life, and has a bright, easy-to-read display.

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Isabel Martins is a Commercial Content Writer for What's The Best, specialising in technology.

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