Apple Watch Series 7 review: better screen and fast charging
“The Apple Watch Series 7 is the watch with the readable display we’ve always wanted, the water and dust resistance adventurers need, and the health sensors that have become essential in modern life. Undoubtedly a great update for users of old versions who want to jump into the future. ”
Larger, more readable display
Brighter in sleep mode
New QWERTY keyboard
Has no new sensors
Battery only lasts 18 hours
The Apple Watch Series 7 arrives with a larger screen, greater resistance and more brightness, something that undoubtedly distances it slightly from its predecessor, the Apple Watch Series 6, but is it worth it for that alone? I have used it for a week and I am going to tell you below what I like the most, and what the company with the bitten apple should do better.
Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Apple Watch Series 6: evolution
The Apple Watch Series 7 is undoubtedly one of the Apple watches that represents a different evolution than what we have seen so far. We have been used to obtaining new sensors every year, but this time the news is more related to the design and a more refined operation for a better experience.
What are the main differences between the Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch Series 7?
|Apple Watch Series 7||Apple Watch Series 6|
|S7 processor||S6 processor|
|Cchip U1||U1 chip|
|32GB of storage||32GB of storage|
|45mm / 41mm||44mm / 40mm|
|Screen 50% larger than Series 3||30% larger screen than Series 3|
|Always-on display and improved brightness||Always On Display|
|Battery up to 18 hours||Battery up to 18 hours|
|80% charge in 45 minutes||80% charge in 60 minutes|
As you can see, the differences between last year’s watch and this year’s are not that great. Although the processor has a different name, they have the same good characteristics as its predecessor, and we will see the biggest changes in everything related to the screen that I will tell you shortly and also the somewhat faster load.
Now, if you come from an old generation Apple Watch like the 3, 4 or even the SE, you are going to notice big differences with respect to those devices.
One of the things that pleasantly surprised me was the display on the new Apple Watch Series 6. Both sizes grew from 40 to 41mm and from 44 to 45mm. That means they are 20 percent larger than the Series 6.
You might think it’s not a big deal, but there are several details that make this the best Apple Watch display to date. On the one hand we have a higher brightness indoors, which makes the panel look better when it is in sleep mode. To that we must add more space for text on the screen, something that those of us who respond to messages through the panel will appreciate, and much. In fact, another great novelty is the full QWERTY keyboard to respond that also has Artificial Intelligence to help you complete the words.
Apple also improved the buttons in the operating system, making them larger and easier to touch. You will notice this in the calculator or the numbers to unlock the device, which are also a little larger.
The larger screen of the Apple Watch Series 7 makes the watch feel a little more solid, and it is, since the construction of the device has been reinforced, its panel is 50% stronger and its sides appear a little more rounded with a surface which feels flatter, as the side curve was minimized, as were the edges of the device.
Apple released a new green color and revamped red and blue, to make those colors stronger and brighter. This watch also improved its durability, not only does it have 50 meter water resistance, but for the first time it adds IP6X dust resistance, so you can go on all those daring excursions without problems.
The Apple Watch Series 7 maintains practically the same processor of the previous watch. The S7 chip has a very similar configuration, which is not bad since the Watch 6’s processing was excellent, and it is still 20 times faster than the Series 5 and SE. To that we must add that it includes the U1 chip, which has a function very similar to that of short-range NFC that will gradually obtain new features, including opening the door of your car.
Currently a large number of BMW vehicles are compatible with Apple Car Key, and more will be added to the list.
In my general experience, I have to say that the watch feels super fast and the digital crown feels smooth and executes commands well, so there isn’t much more to report in this regard.
Something that everyone always wonders is how long the battery will last. Well, Apple did not introduce more battery in this watch, and continues to say that it will give you a maximum of 18 hours. In my tests on a day with an hour of training the battery performed until the next morning, while on a calm day – without exercises – I managed to use it almost until noon the next morning. In both cases I slept with the device to be able to monitor my sleep.
What is new in this watch is fast charging, as the new charger can give you 80% of the battery in 45 minutes, while the Series 6 did it in a now. Plus, charging it for eight minutes can give you eight hours of sleep monitoring.
Similar to what we found in the Apple Watch Series 6, the 7 includes the sensors that Apple had already introduced. It maintains the electrocardiogram sensor, blood oxygen sensor and has functions such as menstrual cycle measurement in addition to sleep monitoring. Something that I would like from Apple in this section is to make the health information in the application easier to understand as in the devices Fitbit, where everything has a friendlier explanation thanks to the gamification of certain aspects.
For example, in the sleep section, Fitbit can give us a rating and even tips to sleep better, but Apple only gives us the result and a basic explanation, which is not very helpful if you want to take action and sleep better. .
Of course, this analysis would not be complete if we did not mention Apple Fitness Plus. If I love something about this service, it is its ability to link the rings on the screen, and see all your activity, and with the arrival of the Watch 7 the application has gained group training, which allows you to start any activity with your friends at at the same time, although at the moment two people cannot do a workout on the same screen.
Apple also added new workouts like guided meditation and Pilates.
In addition, Apple Fitness Plus will finally arrive in Mexico, Colombia, Spain and 12 other countries by the end of 2021, although at the moment only with subtitles.
The Apple Watch Series 7 It is not a great evolution if you have a Series 6, but it does incorporate great changes such as its larger screen, brighter and faster charging. If you have any watch prior to the Watch 6, you will surely notice a big difference and the change is totally advisable. If you have an iPhone, the Apple Watch is the best health monitor you can buy for your cell phone.