When it comes to smartwatches, Apple is the standard. While you might have been finding features of its watches to be sumptuous, especially the Series 6, the recently released Series 7 should be what to look out for.
The Apple Watch Series 7 is simply a refined version of the Series 6 which offered a polished software experience, sleek design, and plenty of useful fitness features. It is not entirely different.
While all Apple Watches have been discontinued by the company, including Series 6, the Series 7 is the main version that can be used securely. Whether you want to upgrade the previous Apple Watch Series to Series 7 or you are obtaining the Series 7 itself, some of the differences between the Series 7 and its predecessors are:
The Series 7 comes in 41mm and 45mm case sizes, up from 40mm and 44mm. The difference is slight, but because the reengineered Always-On Retina display has thinner borders (at just 1.7.mm), it boasts 20 percent more screen area than the 6 and 50% more than the 3. All that extra real estate makes room for a new QWERTY keyboard, two additional larger font sizes, new watch faces designed specifically for the 7, and bigger buttons in apps like Calculator and Alarms.
The Series 7 features a redesigned front crystal that is more robust than that of the 6. It’s also the first Apple Watch with an IP6X dust-resistant certification, so you don’t have to worry about sand, dust particles, or flour getting into the watch.
According to Apple, a single charge provides all-day 18-hour battery life on the Series 7 – just like the Series 6, Watch SE, and Series 3. The latest generation smartwatch, however, charges 33 percent faster than its predecessor thanks to a new charging architecture and Magnetic Fast Charger USB-C Cable.
Series 7 is made without harmful chemicals like mercury, PVC, beryllium, and BFRs, and has more recycled content than any other Apple Watch. The rare earth elements in all magnets, including in the Taptic Engine, are 100 percent recycled. It also features nearly 100 percent recycled tungsten throughout the product, and a 100 percent recycled case on aluminum models.
Overall, the Apple Watch Series 7 is a minor upgrade over the Apple Watch Series 6, offering larger displays and casing sizes, new color options, improved durability, the S7 chip, and faster charging. These features are mostly iterative improvements rather than major reasons to upgrade, and the Series 7 does not add any new functionality.