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The new Apple Watch Series 7 can charge 33% faster than its predecessor, but requires users to bring their own 5W USB-C power adapter to use it.
The Apple Watch Series 7 debuted during Apple’s “California Streaming” event in September. The newer Apple Watch saw some key updates, such as a 70% brighter always-on display, a 50% increase in screen size thanks to curved edges, and shatter-resistant glass.
It can also charge up to 33% faster than the Apple Watch Series 6, from 0 to 80 percent in about 45 minutes, but there’s a catch.
in a new support document seen by MacRumors, Apple states that the Apple Watch Series 7 will require a power adapter that “supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) of 5W or more.”
Of course, Apple no longer provides chargers in the box with the new Apple Watch models. Users will need to provide their own to access fast charging capabilities.
Apple suggests using one of their chargers, such as Apple’s 18W, 20W, 29W, 30W, 61W, 87W, or 96W USB-C Power Adapter. However, the support document notes that comparable third-party power adapters will work as well, as long as they support the USB Power Delivery protocol.
If you are unsure of the wattage your Apple charging adapter uses, you can check the top or bottom, as Apple has shown in an example image.
Apple also claims that the Apple Watch Series 7 requires an Apple USB-C magnetic fast charging cable, identified by the aluminum casing and the USB-C connector. Apple includes the fast charging cable with the purchase of the Apple Watch Series 7, but it is also available as a standalone purchase for $ 29.
Recently, an analyst suggested that the “Apple Watch 8” may offer three sizes, with a third, larger, coming to the line next year.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also weighed in on what features he thinks will be available on the next generation of Apple Watch. He believes it will include new health management features in 2022, such as the ability to monitor a user’s body temperature.