Apple Watch Series 7, priced from S$599, will be available in Singapore next Friday (Oct 15)

Announced last month, the Apple Watch Series 7 finally has a local availability date. You can get the new Apple smartwatch in Singapore next Friday (Oct 15). Pre-order starts this Friday (Oct 8) at 8pm, Singapore Time.

The new Apple Watch Series 7. (Photo: Apple)

In case you haven’t heard, the Apple Watch Series 7 looks similar to its predecessor. However, the bezels around the display are only 1.7mm thin with the always-on Retina display up to 70 percent brighter.

The larger display allows the Series 7 to offer two larger fonts and a new QWERTY keyboard for easy typing by either tapping or swiping. In addition, the front crystal of the Series 7’s display is 50 per cent thicker than that of Series 6. Thus, the Apple Watch Series 7 is more crack resistant while retaining its 50m water resistance.

Apple’s new watchOS 8 brings new features to anyone who rides a bicycle, including auto outdoor cycle workout detection as well as optimised cycling fall detection. (Photo: Apple)

Also, the Series 7 now comes in two sizes of 41mm and 45mm – 1mm bigger than the Series 6. But all the previous watch bands are still compatible.

The smartwatch is said to feature 18-hour battery life and 33 per cent faster charging, thanks to a new USB-C cable and charging architecture.

There are five brand new aluminium case colours, including midnight, starlight, green, and a new blue and (PRODUCT)RED. (Photo: Apple)

The Apple Watch Series 7 will have five colours of midnight, green, starlight, red and a new blue for its aluminium version, while the stainless steel models will come in silver, graphite and gold.

Pricing of the Apple Watch Series 7 starts from S$599, and you can pre-order it from here this Friday, 8pm, Singapore Time.