The Sequence 7 doesn’t change a complete lot from the Sequence 6 and retains the identical starting price of $399 — although prices can differ relying on dimension, case materials and Wi-Fi versus mobile. The Sequence 7 is changing the Sequence 6 because the flagship choice alongside the SE (beginning at $279) and Sequence 3 (beginning at $199).
There are lots of Series 7 choices to select from, so listed below are some helpful hyperlinks:
- Apple Watch Sequence 7 41mm GPS in Midnight, Starlight, inexperienced, blue and Product Purple (beginning at $399; amazon.com and apple.com)
- Apple Watch Sequence 7 45mm in Midnight, Starlight, inexperienced, blue and Product Purple (beginning at $429; amazon.com and apple.com)
- Apple Watch Sequence 7 41mm GPS + Mobile in Midnight, Starlight, inexperienced, blue and Product Purple (beginning at $499; amazon.com and apple.com)
- Apple Watch Sequence 7 45mm GPS + Mobile in Midnight, Starlight, inexperienced, blue and Product Purple (beginning at $529; amazon.com and apple.com)
These searching for a stainless-steel Apple Watch can pay a bit extra for a 41mm or 45mm dimension. Apple additionally provides this type of Apple Watch in graphite, gold or silver. Equally, it’s $100 extra for the mobile variant of the stainless-steel fashions.
The quick charging cable for Apple Watch can be up for order at $29 — simply take into account that it will quick cost the Sequence 7 and cost the earlier fashions at a standard price.
Apple Watch Sequence 7 begins with a bigger Retina show that stretches to the sides. It’s a 20% larger show over the Series 6, which goals to allow you to see extra — be it a big textual content message or a prolonged e-mail. And no, the Apple Watch itself hasn’t gotten any bigger; the bezels across the show are considerably smaller to accommodate extra display area at about 1.7 millimeters thick.
Series 7 will are available two variations: 41mm or 45mm, representing the watch’s small and huge sizes. Each of those are a few millimeter bigger than earlier Apple Watch sizes. Apple additionally says it’s a 70% brighter show, which ought to make content material extra vibrant and simpler to see in low-light situations. The opposite bonus is that because it’s an always-on show (that means that the display by no means goes darkish, with key facets at all times obtainable) — a key distinction between the Sequence 7 and the SE — it must be simpler to shortly look at your wrist for info relatively than elevating it.
To benefit from the bigger show right here, watchOS 8 and the general interface has been up to date. Buttons are bigger and simpler to faucet, however it’s also possible to benefit from new watch faces that stretch to the sting of the show. The entire basic apps — together with exercise, health, messages, telephone, calendar and images — are right here and up to date in some capability to benefit from the bigger show (e.g., exhibiting extra on a display or the power to sort on a full keyboard). We count on the efficiency inside any software to be the identical because the Apple Watch Sequence 6 because it makes use of an identical chipset inside. We don’t count on important efficiency enhancements this yr, although.
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A bigger show means a bigger floor space and extra glass, however Apple guarantees a crack-resistant entrance show. We’ll be placing this to the check, but it surely must be more durable towards scratches and drops. Series 7 can be the primary dust-resistant Apple Watch (IP6X rated), together with protecting the water resistance (WR50 rated) that we’ve seen on earlier fashions.
By way of well being or exercise monitoring, there aren’t upgrades right here. Just like the Apple Watch Series 6, the Sequence 7 can observe your exercise, observe your coronary heart price, take an electrocardiogram, detect a fall and even measure blood oxygen ranges. The Sequence 7 options the identical up to date sensor that premiered on the Sequence 6.
You may suppose that Apple tucked a brand new battery inside, however Apple nonetheless guarantees the identical “all-day” battery life, which equates to about 18 hours. The extra important change is quicker charging, which may ship eight hours of battery life in simply eight minutes. That’s a big bounce over earlier fashions and may remedy the sleep monitoring battery dilemma that some customers have been experiencing. Apple will embody this upgraded charging cable within the field that delivers the quick charging enhancements. No charging brick is included, although.
And right here’s some good news — all earlier Apple Watch bands are supported right here. That’s a giant win, as present Apple Watch homeowners received’t want new bands for the Sequence 7. Apple does have 4 new colours for the aluminum Sequence 7: Midnight, Starlight, inexperienced, blue and Product Purple. These opting for chrome steel fashions can choose between silver, graphite or gold.
Apple Watch Series 7, as we’ve seen with earlier year-over-year refreshes, doesn’t appear like it is going to ship a radical change. Nevertheless, a bigger show does offer you a bigger canvas to work together with the Apple Watch and discover the completely different options. Nonetheless, although, we want Apple would have added in some new well being options and possibly much more of a redesign. Maintaining the beginning worth of $399 with a bigger show and quicker charging is good on paper — and we’ll be going hands-on with the Sequence 7 quickly.
So who is that this for? Effectively, with out having gone hands-on, it’s for somebody who needs an Apple Watch with an always-on show and essentially the most well being options. Those that can go on both of these are possible higher served with the Apple Watch SE. And when you presently have an Apple Watch Series 6 and aren’t interested by a much bigger display, you possibly can possible skip out on upgrading this yr. It’s our finances choose for a smartwatch and doesn’t sacrifice the core expertise of a smartwatch — you’ll want to boost your wrist to get the display alive. There’s additionally the Series 3 at $199, but it surely’s exhibiting its age in our testing. We’d spend the additional $80 and go for the SE.
It’s also possible to promote your present Apple Look ahead to money, which you’ll be able to put towards a Sequence 7. Decluttr accepts all fashions, and with code “CNN2021” you possibly can stand up to an additional $30 in your trade-in worth.