Are you eager to get your hands on the new Apple Watch? Pre-orders are now open for series 7. Availability in the store follows Friday, October 15th.
Starting at $ 399, the Series 7 offers 20% more screen space than the Series 6 and a 40% slimmer frame. It is similar to a watch with similar dimensions as its predecessor, but more display properties, says Apple. The screen is also 70% brighter indoors when your wrist is down, which should be handy for controlling time.
This is also the first Apple Watch with an IP6X certification, which means it is now completely dustproof for improved durability.
It promises the same 18-hour battery life as the Series 6, but charges 33% faster. Just 45 minutes of charging takes the watch from dead to 80% battery life. And eight minutes on the charger offers eight hours of juice for tracking sleep overnight.
Series 7 is available in aluminum and stainless steel in sizes 41 mm and 45 mm. The aluminum version comes in midnight, starlight, green, a new blue tone or product red color settings. The stainless steel version is available in gold, silver or graphite.
As a more affordable alternative, the company plans to continue selling Series 3 for $ 199 and Watch SE for $ 279.
Keep an eye on PCMag’s full review of Series 7. In the meantime, if you’re wondering how it stacks up for Watch SE and Series 3, check out: Need to upgrade to Series 7? Apple Watch models compared. To find out how it compares to Samsung’s latest smartwatch, check out: Apple Watch Series 7 vs Samsung Galaxy Watch4: Which Smartwatch is Best for You?