If the financial markets were not thrilled by the release of the new iPhones (AAPL stock fell by 1% yesterday) – the cash cow of the giant Apple – the new series 7 watches of the group have something to seduce.
The latter is equipped with a redesigned screen 20% larger than that of the 6 series, and this without practically touching the size of the case thanks to thinner borders around it.
Apple Watch Series 7 on the right compared to Series 6, center, and Series 3, left
The screen is also much brighter and can contain 50% more text according to Apple, with which you can use a complete virtual keyboard for assisted text entry, as on the iPhone and iPad, of a word prediction by intelligence artificial.
Full on-screen keyboard
The screen glass is also more resistant to cracks, dust and water; thus obtaining an IP6X certification. For water resistance, the watch can go down to 50m for swimming, pool or sea, but not for diving or water skiing, can we read in the footnotes of the product.
The battery’s performance sees its recharge capacity accelerated by about 33% compared to the Series 6. If the battery is too low before going to bed, eight minutes of recharging is enough to give eight hours of sleep tracking.
The release of the Apple Watch also coincides with the release of the new watch operating system, watchOS 8, which will be available on September 20.
Among the functions that were presented was the ability to detect if you are riding a bicycle. In this case, the watch prompts you to start a workout and goes so far as to stop automatically during breaks. If you ride an electric bike, it now gives you a more accurate total of calories burned.
Cycling training detection
You fall during a workout! The watch will be able to call for help.
At night, if you track your sleep, the watch will be able to measure your respiratory rate every minute; data that is added to the Health app on iOS.
The software incorporates tai chi exercises, a traditional form of meditation, as well as new Pilates sessions.
Also note the screen which remains always on, so there is no need to lift your wrist or take the watch out of standby mode.
On the home automation side, your compatible security cameras can communicate with the watch in two-way audio-video. The watch also serves as a digital key for compatible locks and unlocking your car’s doors.
Apple Watch Series 7
WatchOS 8 compatibility
watchOS 8 requires an iPhone 6s or later with iOS 15 or later, and one of the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch série 3
- Apple Watch série 4
- Apple Watch série 5
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch série 6
- Apple Watch série 7
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