Speaker 1: The new apple watch series seven is here and it's more durable than ever, but you can't buy it just yet. So let's break it down. Not literally though,
Speaker 1: Contrary to the rumors that we were getting are completely redesigned series seven with flat edges. The series seven actually looks very similar to older apple watches with rounded edges. The big change is that there are now two case sizes, a 41 [00:00:30] and 45 millimeter option, as opposed to the 40 and 44 millimeter options from older apple watches. It will come in five new colors as well as the stainless steel and titanium finish. Now, the good news to note, if you are upgrading from an old apple watch or you're thinking about it is that the series seven will be backwards compatible with apple watch bands from older models. So that larger case size also means a slightly larger display. It's actually 20% more screen real estate [00:01:00] than the series. And there's also a new design. So the glass will basically go edge to edge with the case.
Speaker 1: The screen also has it wraparound effect. So the glass will curve down to meet the case and that there are two new watch faces to take advantage of that kind of cascading effect. The watch also has an always on display. That's the same as the series five and is six. And that's the feature that lets you not have to raise your wrist to see the time it's always gonna be active on the watch face. And it's [00:01:30] supposed to be brighter on the series seven indoors than it is on older models. Now, speaking of that, always on display. If you're an apple watch user and you turn it on, you are very used to charging your watch pretty much every single now bad news. First, you're not getting any extra battery life out of this series. Seven good news is that the speed of charging is gonna be significantly faster on this series seven, about 33% faster than before.
Speaker 1: And you'll also be able to get an eight [00:02:00] hour sleep tracking session with just eight minutes of charge time. Let's talk about some of the health sensors on board. Now there is an ECG or electrocardiogram app. That's the same as we've seen since the series four, as well as a blood oxygen sensor. And that's the same as on the series six. So if you have the newest series six, you're probably not gonna upgrade specifically for those two features cuz you already got them, but there are some other new workout features that might be intriguing. There's now automatic workout detection [00:02:30] for cycling. So if you forget to start a workout before you jump on the bike, the apple watch can now detect it and prompt you to begin that workout. It will also detect when you start and stop riding, for example, say you're waiting at the traffic lights or something and you don't want that to, into your workout time.
Speaker 1: The watch will know and then automatically pause the workout and resume again. When you pick up the workout app will also better calculate active calories during e-bike workouts and you'll be able to use the apple watch speaker or through your Bluetooth headphones. For example, [00:03:00] to hear workout metrics spoken to you. So you won't have to glance at your wrist. And one of my favorite new features is fall detection for cycling. So if you take a tumble on your bike, similar to how fall detection would normally work, it will be able to call emergency services or a select number of contacts. If you don't respond is hoping you never have to use that feature. But if you do take a tumble, the front is covered in a crack resistant crystal. So it is more strong than previous apple watches. It is also IP six X rated.
Speaker 1: So that means it is [00:03:30] totally resistant to any sort of dust ingress. And of course it's water resistant up to 50 meters. So the big question is, should you upgrade? Well, it's really hard to say just by looking at the specs and not having hands on with the series seven, but just from the details that we know, it does look like a fairly iterative update, but things like the enhanced durability and the larger screen are very welcomed. The good news is if you're not thinking of upgrading, many of those cool software features are actually coming to older app watches with the update of watch [00:04:00] OS eight. And that includes things like the full detection for cycling, which is a really cool thing. It's gonna come to older apple watches from the series four and onwards. Now speaking of watch OS eight, that's the operating system that the apple watch runs on.
Speaker 1: I've done a full deep dive on some of the extra features, bells and whistles to expect in the update and that video linked in the description below and good news on that front. We do have a release date for watch O S eight. It is coming Monday, September 20. You'll be able to download it to your series three [00:04:30] and onwards. The other big question is how much is this going to cost? And when can I get one? Well, the series seven is gonna be available later in the four. As I said at the start of the video, we are not getting it right now. We don't have an exact date or timeline yet. So you're just gonna have to stay tuned. I'll pop another link down in the description where you can keep an eye on things like potential pre-orders and details about when it becomes available pricing though, we do know, fortunately it is gonna start at the same debut price as the series [00:05:00] six.
Speaker 1: So that means 399 us dollars. And of course the price will go up from there depending on things like the finishes. And of course the case size that you choose, what is interesting is that apple is keeping these series three in the lineup. So that is gonna be 199 us dollars. And the apple watch se which was released last year is right, a in the middle at $279. So that's all the details we know about the apple watch series seven. As I mentioned, there are a couple of links in the description below [00:05:30] to help you find out more details as it becomes available. And as we find out a release date, of course, if you have extra questions, pop them in the comments below and I will catch you next time. See ya.