The Apple Watch 7 might be months away from launch, but we already have an idea of what the next-gen model will bring, thanks to a few early gossips and familiarity with Apple’s smartwatch range.
The Apple Watch 7 could add some updates as a follow-up to the Apple Watch Series 6 that would make the best smartwatch even better. We can see a new sensor for health, improved display, extended battery life, and many more.
Since 2015, Apple has launched a new smartwatch every year (it actually launched two in 2020), so we’re confident the pipeline is an Apple Watch Series 7. But what’s going to be different? And which characteristics are on our Wishlist? So far, here’s all we know about Apple Watch 7.
For the first time this year, Apple divided up the next-gen Apple Watch and iPhone events. Together with a new iPad Air (2020), the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE debuted, while the iPhone 12 lineup received a standalone revelation (all virtual, of course.)
Apple may recombine its fall hardware announcements if there can be a live, in-person keynote in 2021.
Price of Apple Watch 7
We have a pretty good sense of what the Apple Watch 7 price will be unless Apple opts to throw a financial curveball. Traditionally, $399 for its flagship smartwatch in the 40mm size with GPS is the company’s entry-level price.
Rumors on Apple Watch 7
What we want to see while we can make educated guesses about the release date and price of the Apple Watch 7, the current rumors about the Apple Watch 7 are less precise. We’re too far away from the launch for credible surface leaks, but we can highlight some of the characteristics we’d like to see for now.
Better battery life: Apple has patently found evidence that Apple is investigating a way to increase the battery life of its wearables. Without having to increase the size of the watch itself, the “Battery Watch Band” could improve battery capacity.
We’re used to the stamina of current models of 18-24 hours, but we would welcome an Apple Watch that can last longer between charges.
Blood pressure monitoring: There are a few reasons why next year’s Apple Watch will be able to monitor blood pressure. First, it is a viable candidate for the upgrade of the company’s informal annual health feature. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has a blood pressure monitoring sensor, so a template that can be followed by Apple already exists.
But it seems the organization has a proprietary strategy in mind. With built-in blood pressure monitoring that incorporates correction factors, a patent filing recently won by Apple gives it a leg up in health tracking. Samsung’s tracking of blood pressure, for comparative study, requires monthly calibration, which can be complicated.
Mental health tools: We hoped that Apple would follow up with similar features for Apple Watch 6 when the Fitbit Sense unveiled a slew of stress management tools. They’re not coming to fruition.
In life-saving features, Apple may hold a steady lead, but mental health tools are life-saving in their own right. Fortunately, two top leakers have confirmed that Apple is working on your smartwatch to warn you about attacks and sensitive stress.
MicroLED display: The Apple Watch 7 might be ready to switch from an OLED display to a MicroLED display, allowing the Smartwatch to be slimmer and more power-efficient. MicroLED displays offer better brightness and do not suffer from traditional OLED panels’ luminance decay issues. Bloomberg reported in 2018 that the business is working to produce MicroLED displays from a nondescript building in California. They didn’t materialize for Apple Watch 6, but perhaps the new display treatment will be given to the 2021 Apple Watch.
Outlook for Apple Watch 7
Again, to make any judgments about the upcoming Apple Watch 7 is too early. We’re just as excited as you to learn what the next-generation wearable Apple has up its sleeve.
We’re hoping Apple will up the ante. The competition is more convincing than ever: just a few of the latest Apple Watch alternatives worth considering are the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Fitbit Sense.