Apple Watch Series 7 Best Features, Release Date, Price
Update: Apple Watch Series 7 Price in India and availability details were announced by Apple a few days back. The Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders in India are already started today (October 8th). The new wearable from Apple can be pre-ordered starting from 5:30 PM IST on the Apple India Store online as well as via Apple Authorised Resellers in India. Apart from India, the new Apple Watch Series 7 will be available for pre-orders in Canada, China, France, Australia, Germany, Japan, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, the UAE, the UK, the US, and more than 50 other countries starting from 5 AM PDT (5:30 PM IST).
Apple has not officially revealed the prices of each of the Apple Watch Series 7 models. However, Apple had confirmed that the Apple Watch Series 7 price in India starts at ₹41,900 for the base 41mm model. Last week, Flipkart had detailed the price of the Apple Watch Series 7 in India. You can check out the price of each model below.
Apple Watch Series 7 Price in India
|Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium||41mm||₹41,900|
|Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium||45mm||₹44,900|
|Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium (Cellular)||41mm||₹50,900|
|Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium (Cellular)||45mm||₹53,900|
|Apple Watch Series 7 Stainless Steel (GPS+Cellular Only)||41mm||₹69,900|
|Apple Watch Series 7 Stainless Steel (GPS+Cellular Only)||45mm||₹73,900|
|Milanese Loop Variant||+Rs 4,000|
Apple had unveiled the Apple Watch Series 7 smartwatch alongside the iPhone 13 series, iPad Mini (2021), and the new iPad 10.2-inch (9th Gen) at its California Streaming event. The new generation Apple Watch brings minor changes compared to Watch Series 6 in terms of features and specifications. However, it has a new design that includes even thinner bezels and a bigger screen with curved edges on all sides. It also gets much faster charging.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is priced at $399 (price not announced for the Indian market) and it comes in Blue, Green, Midnight, Red, and Starlight colour variants. Apple has also introduced the smartwatch in Nike Edition and Hermes variants. Let us take a look at the best Apple Watch Series 7 features.
Best Apple Watch Series 7 Features
- Bigger OLED Display & Improved Design
- S7 Dual-Core Processor & 32GB Storage
- Faster Charging
- watchOS 8 & New Watch Faces
- Activity & Health Tracking: ECG, Fall Detection, Heart Rate Monitor, Sleep Tracking, SpO2 Sensor
Let us have a look at all the best Apple Watch Series 7 features in detail below.
1. Apple Watch Series 7 Has Bigger Display, Improved Design
The best Apple Watch Series 7 feature is its bigger display and thinner bezels compared to the Apple Watch Series 6. The new smartwatch has up to 20% bigger display compared to the Apple Watch Series 6 and around 50% bigger display than the Watch Series 3. The bezels around the display are 40% slimmer and measure only 1.7mm. The case size of the Watch Series 7 has been increased. The Watch Series 7 now comes in 41mm and 45mm case sizes. In comparison, the Watch Series 6 comes in 40mm and 44mm dial sizes. The rest of the features of the display remains the same, which means you get a Retina LTPO OLED Display with Always-on Display capability.
The Apple Watch Series 7 has the ability to display 50% more text compared to the Watch Series 6. This makes it easier if you want to read long text messages, emails, or notifications. Additionally, the Watch Series 7 gets a new QWERTY keyboard layout, allowing you to type more conveniently. The Always-on Retina Display is not only bigger in terms of size, but it is also 70% brighter compared to the previous generation Watch Series 6.
Apple claims that the Watch Series 7 is the most durable smartwatch it has designed to date. The other key features which the Watch Series 7 offer include IP6X rating, WR50 water resistance, and crack-resistant display.
2. Apple Watch Series 7 Features S7 Processor, 32GB Storage
Apple has not changed a lot in terms of hardware with the Watch Series 7. The Cupertino-based tech giant is using the S7 processor, which is just a rebranded version of the Apple S6 chipset that was used in the Watch Series 6. The Apple S7 is a 64-bit dual-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz and has a PowerVR GPU. The Apple S7 chip offers 20% more performance compared to the S5 chipset.
The RAM and storage capacity of the Watch Series 7 have not been changed. The new smartwatch packs 1GB of RAM and ships with 32GB of storage. Similar to the last year’s Watch Series 6, Apple has implemented the U1 chip for UWB (Ultra Wideband) connectivity. This new technology helps users in unlocking the doors of their cars and homes. The smartwatch also features Bluetooth 5.0 as well as support for GPS and BDS satellite navigation systems.
3. Apple Watch Series 7 Battery Life, Faster Charging
Apple hasn’t explicitly mentioned the battery capacity of the Watch Series 7, but it should last an entire day on a single charge. However, compared the previous generation smartwatch model, the Watch Series 7 charges 33% faster. Apple has updated the charging architecture and used a Magnetic Fast Charger with a USB-C cable for the Watch Series 7. The watch’s battery level can go from 0-80% in around 45 minutes. If you charge the Watch Series 7 for up to 8 minutes, you can easily get 8 hours of sleep tracking.
Apple is also shipping the new USB-C cable in the box, which means that you will have to purchase the charging brick separately. It is worth noting that if you use the previous USB-A cable, the watch won’t charge as fast as it does with the new USB-C cable.
4. Apple Watch Series 7 Comes With watchOS 8, New Watch Faces
The Apple Watch Series 7 ships with watchOS 8, which means you get tons of new features with the new software. Apple has added Portrait Photos as watch faces. This means that you can use portrait images captured by an iPhone or an iPad and use them as a Portrait Photo watch face.
Apple has also added Focus Modes which is also found in iOS 15 and iPad OS 15. Apple also has redesigned the Home app for smart home controls. Apple has also added a full-fledged Contacts app to the Apple Watch, which makes it easier for the user to make a voice call, drop a message, or email without reaching out to their iPhones. You can head over to this link if you want to know the best WatchOS 8 features.
5. Apple Watch Series 7 Colours, Bands & Accessories
As usual, you can pick up the Apple Watch Series 7 model, depending on the type of material. Apple is shipping the Aluminum model in five colours: Midnight, Starlight, Green, Blue, and (PRODUCT) RED. The Stainless Steel variant comes in three colours: Gold, Graphite, and Silver. The Titanium version of the Apple Watch Series 7 ships in Black and Silver colour variants.
Apple also has introduced the Apple Watch Series 7 Nike Edition and the Apple Watch Series 7 Hermes. As for the Nike Edition, it now ships in three colour options and features the famous Nike Swoosh and text. The Apple Watch Hermes variant comes with a leather band. Since the Watch Series 7 doesn’t offer a lot of changes, you can still use older bands.
6. Apple Watch Series 7 Health Tracking Features: Blood Oxygen Monitoring, ECG, Fall Detection, Sleep Tracking
As for the sensors, the Watch Series 7 has the same sensor as that of the Apple Watch Series 6. It includes an accelerometer, barometer, ECG (not activated in India), gyroscope, heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, and a VO2 Max sensor. Equipped with all these sensors, the Watch Series 7 offers blood oxygen monitoring, fall detection, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and much more.
Thanks to the presence of NFC, the Apple Watch Series 7 supports Apple Pay (only in supported countries). It also has a microphone and a loudspeaker for taking calls. The Apple Watch Series 7 comes in Wi-Fi-only as well as Wi-Fi + Cellular variants.
Apple Watch Series 7 Release Date, Price In India
The Apple Watch Series 7 pricing starts at $399 in the US. Apple has not announced the Apple Watch Series 7 price in India yet, and we will get that information prior to its release. We expect the Apple Watch Series 7 to go on sale in India sometime in November or December 2021.
So this was our detailed look at the best Apple Watch Series 7 features. Which features did you like the most? Are you going to purchase the Apple Watch Series 7? Let us know in the comments down below.