Apple finally launched the Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium frame as an upgrade to the last year’s Apple Watch Series 6. The Series 7 watch comes featuring a refined design, larger always-on Retina display with 41mm and 45mm. It also comes with the new QWERTY keyboard, Ion-X crack resistance glass on the screen, as well as, impressive health sensors and other smart features which includes Blood oxygen sensor, Electrical heart sensor, 3rd-gene optical heart sensor, Fall detection, Accelerometer, Ambient light, Barometric altimeter, Compass, GPS/GNSS, Gyroscope, Microphone.
Where to Buy Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium
The Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium is IP6X dust-resistant and water resistance certified. It has a 64-bit dual-core processor and features 32GB of storage. Powered by watchOS 8 and supports fast charging via a new USB-C charging cable. The aluminium series 7 is available in five different colour including Midnight, Starlight, Green, Blue, and Red.
Apple Watch Series 6 Key Specs & Features
- Always-On Retina LTPO OLED Display ( 41mm and 45mm sizes)
- 64-bit dual-core Apple S6 Processor
- WatchOS 8.0
- 32GB Built-in Storage
- 1GB RAM
- IP6X dust-resistant and water resistance
- QWERTY keyboard
- Blood oxygen sensor
- Electrical heart sensor
- 3rd-gen optical heart sensor
- Fall detection
- GPS Navigation
- LTE (Optional)
- Wireless Charging
- Up to 18 hours Battery
As small as the changes on the Apple Watch 7 design might be compare to series 6 of last year, it uniquely distinguish and highlight the refined design. The Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium still maintain the square shaped design, but, has more rounded corners with larger displays.
It has two different sizes; 41mm and 45mm compare to last year 40mm and 44mm, with thin bezel and refractive edge that makes full-screen watch faces and apps appear to seamlessly connect with the curvature of the case.
Furthermore, the screen is stronger, with crack-resistant front crystal glass. Although the casing is made of aluminium, the back is made of black crystal ceramic that houses four LED clusters and four photodiodes to facilitate health-monitoring features such as heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen monitoring, and ECGs.
On the side, this Apple watch has a digital crown on the side for navigation purposes, and a side button for apps launching, accessing emergency services, confirming Apple Pay purchases, and more.
This Apple’s new watch comes in two case options: 41mm and 45mm. The 41mm model has a 1.78-inch display while the 45mm model has a 1.9-inch display with 396 × 484 pixels, which is 16% more pixels than its predecessor, as oppose the Apple Watch Series 6, which offers 368 × 448 pixel resolution.
Furthermore, both watch display is built on Retina LTPO OLED panel which offers up to 1,000 nits brightness. It also comes with the Always-on-display (AOD) feature that makes it effortless to take a quick look at the time, notifications, missed calls and more without the need to wake the watch up from sleep mode.
Similarly, the Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium also feature Ion-X strengthened glass for protection against scratches and bashes in any case. The Apple Watch’s display also has a variable refresh rate that drops from 60Hz to as low as 1Hz when the watch is inactive.
This Apple smartwatch is powered by Apple S7 chip, a 64-bit dual-core processor which is 20 percent faster than the Apple Watch SE. This new chipset is a double sided technology which allow for module miniaturization. It enables thinner display bezels and a new lamination technique that brings the smartwatch display and the front glass cover closer together.
The chip is backed up by Power VR GPU and offers up to 1GB of RAM for fluid operations and 32GB of built-in memory for data and multimedia storage.
Apple Watch Series 7 offers two additional larger font sizes, and a new QWERTY keyboard that can be tapped or swiped with QuickPath, thus, allowing users to slide a finger to type and utilize the on-device machine learning to anticipate the next word based on the context, making text entry easier and faster.
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium runs on watchOS 8 which helps users stay healthy, active, track activity, and connected through new workout types. It has new Mindfulness app with impressive accessible features with Home app, Messages and the Photos app, Apple Wallet, and more.
It also come with support for new watch faces including Modular Max, Continuum, Portraits face and a new world time face. The Modular Max face displays the digital time with an icon at the bottom to show information like the day of the week, outside temperature, heart rate, activity, or quick access to an app. While the Continuum watch face
Furthermore, the World Time face lets users see all 24 time zones simultaneously, thanks to an external dial that shows the time zones and an inner dial that shows the time in each location. And finally, the Portraits face uses the depth capabilities of iPhone Portrait mode to compose a beautiful, personalized experience.
Apple Watch Series 7 offers the same health monitoring features available with the Series 6. A second-generation optical heart rate sensor calculates metrics like calorie burn, low heart rate, a high heart rate, and detect an AFib irregular heartbeat.
The ECG tracks the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts. It will know if your heart is having any issues and give you a warning. With the ECG tracker you can now keep track of your blood pressure, heart rate, stress, and blood oxygen tracking. The electrical heart rate sensor can be used for taking electrocardiograms, while LEDs and infrared light enable blood oxygen monitoring.
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium also feature has blood oxygen monitor that uses a series of sensors to measure light reflected off a wearer’s blood. This sensor conveniently measures the oxygen saturation of the user’s blood, so they can better understand their overall fitness and wellness.
Oxygen saturation, or SpO2, represents the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body, and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body.
This smartwatch also has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope sensor which enable other important health-related features such as fall detection.
There is also the barometric altimeter which use barometric pressure to determine changes in elevation, as well as changes to the pressure caused by weather. It also has sleep tracker to help schedule your sleep and alarm you of your scheduled sleep.
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium comes with advance fitness tracking feature which includes algorithms to measure calories accurately when using an e-bike. It accurately measure active calories when riding an e-bike, with an updated cycling workout algorithm that evaluates GPS and heart rate to better determine when users are riding with pedal-assist versus leg power alone.
You can monitor fitness activities include cycling, swimming, core, HIT, Pilates and Yoga and even hiking. The Watch Series 7 also comes with GPS for tracking.
The Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium comes with Li-Ion, non-removable battery which offers up to 18-hour battery life from a single charge. For fast recharging the watch support Apple’s new architecture and its’s Magnetic Fast Charger USB-C Cable, which offers 33 percent juice at just eight minutes of charging time.
It also allows for emergency SOS and International emergency calling, so, you can quickly call for help and alert your emergency contacts. There is also support for a dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is compatible with all existing bands, including the Sport Band, Sport Loop, Milanese Loop, Modern Buckle, Leather Link, Solo Loop, and Braided Solo Loop. There’s also new bands from designer Hermes and Nike.
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminum Price and Availability
Apple Watch Series 7 price starts at $399 for the standard Aluminum variant. It increases based on the screen sizes, connection option, GPS and cellular variant. Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminum costs around 280,000 Naira in Nigeria, 10,899 EGP in Egypt, and 65,999 KES in Kenya.
Apple Watch Series 7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium:
- Platform: WatchOS 8.0
- Processor: Dual-core Apple S7
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight, Starlight, Green, Blue, and Red.
- Dimension: 41mm (41 x 36 x 10.4 mm ) – 45mm (45 x 39 x 10.4 mm)
- Weight: 32/38.8 g
- SIM Slot: E-SIM
- Water Resistant: Yes (50m Water Resistant)
- Dustproof: Yes, IP6X dust-resistant
- Standalone Calls & SMS: –
- Sync with Phone: Yes
Display & Camera
- Display: 41mm (1.78-inch) 45mm (1.9-inch display with 396 × 484 ) Retina LTPO OLED,
- Screen Protection: Ion-X strengthened glass
- Camera: No
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 39, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: –
- EDGE: –
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: 802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: –
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: No
- SMS/MMS: –
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: –
- Video Player: –
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: –
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- Pedometer: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes (2nd gen)
- Galvanic Skin Response: –
- Skin Temperature Sensor: –
- Capacitive Sensor: –
- UV Sensor: –
- Microphone: Yes
- Hepatic Vibration Motor: –
- Fitness Apps: Yes
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Image Viewer: –
- Video Viewer: –
- Maximum Operating Altitude: –
- Battery: Lion non-removable battery – Up to 18hrs
- Wireless Charging: Yes, Magnetic Fast Charger USB-C Cable
- Average Charge Time: –