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Apple Watch 7 Has So Many More Color Choices Than Series 6

Not mad about that faster charging time, either.

Apple’s Series 7 Watch launched on Oct. 15, a little over a year after the Series 6 release.

Looking at the new Apple Watch 7 versus Apple Watch Series 6 points out some major upgrades — like durability and faster charging — in the tech giant's latest model.

Larger Screen Size

Apple Watch Series 7 has the largest display yet.

With 40% thinner black borders on Series 7 (right) versus Series 6 (left), the 7 has 20% more screen area than the 6.

Series 7 comes in 41- and 45- millimeter cases versus Series 6’s 40- and 44-millimeter options.

More Durable

Watch Series 7’s redesigned, stronger front crystal is 50% thicker than Series 6, and a new flat base creates a more crack-resistant shape.

Series 7 is the first Watch certified as IP6X dust-resistant to withstand dusty environments like hiking trails and beaches.

Faster Charging

A new charging set-up on Series 7 combined with a new Magnetic Fast Charge USB-C cable means 33% faster charging than Series 6.

To get to 80% charged, Series 7 requires 45 minutes of charging whereas Series 6 needs one hour. Both have up to 18-hour battery life.

Improved User Interface

Watch 7’s larger screen size is utilized to provide new features like up to 20% larger buttons.

It also fits 50% more text on screen than in Series 6 to more easily read messages, and there’s a new “QWERTY” keyboard with predictive text.

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New Watch Faces

Apple Watch Series 7 has two exclusive watch faces not on Series 6.

Contour (left) takes the dial to the edge and highlights the hour of the correct time. Numbers bounce as you scroll the crown.

Modular Duo has two data-rich complications to see more info at once.

New Colors

Apple Watch Series 7 has five new aluminum colors — including the first green offering — not in Series 6: midnight, starlight, green, a new blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.

Series 7 also comes in stainless steel (silver, graphite, and gold) and titanium (natural and space black).

New Bands

Watch Series 7 brings new watch bands, which are also compatible with older Apple Watches.

Highlights include a new Nike Sport Loop with a swoosh graphic, a new leather Hermès Gourmette Double Tour, and fresh colors across Apple’s classic bands.

Price

Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399, the same starting price the Series 6 (GPS) sold for in September 2020.