Apple Watch Series 7 in the test: more display, shorter charging

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Before Apple presented its new smartwatch, many observers had speculated on new health sensors and an edgy, new design. The fact that the Apple Watch Series 7 does not have both is likely to be due to the corona-related delivery bottlenecks. We do not expect a major upgrade until the Series 8 next year.

Externally, the Series 7 is based on its predecessors: the display glass with a black frame is rounded towards the edge, the housing has grown slightly: from the top to the bottom edge, the smaller model now measures 41 instead of 40 mm, the larger model 45 instead of 45 44 mm. In width, the watch increased by 0.4 mm to 34.8 and 38.2 mm, respectively, while the overall thickness of 10.7 mm has not changed. Due to the small differences overall, the larger case is hardly noticeable, and neither is the fact that the watch has become a little heavier: the aluminum version (without cellular network) weighs between 1.5 and 2.4 grams more. The bracelets of older models can still be used.

The display glass should be over 50 percent thicker than its predecessor and therefore more stable. Apple promises that the display should be “shatterproof” – we haven’t tried that. The manufacturer’s guarantee does not cover damage caused by falls anyway.

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