I have been using the Apple Watch Series 7 for the past four days (45mm version), and I am more impressed with it than I thought I would be. If you have the Series 4 or earlier, you should definitely upgrade. If you have the Series 5 or Series 6, it’s not absolutely essential that you upgrade. But these are reasons why some should, especially if you can afford it.
When you hear that the Watch 7 has a 45mm screen instead of the 44mm one since 2018, it doesn’t sound like a big deal. However, once you put on the 45mm watch, you immediately see a difference as pictures are bigger, text is easier to read, and you don’t always have to squint. For those of us with declining vision, the 1mm difference means a lot.
Have you ever ran out of battery life on your Watch, only to have to wait at least a half hour before it gets some type of decent charge? The new Apple Watch easily charges up to 100 percent in less than an hour. If you plug it in for 10 minutes, you will get enough of a charge where you don’t have to worry about the battery completely depleting.
Sure, some just leave their Apple Watch charging overnight, but some of us want to keep it on our wrists for sleep tracking. Constantly having to worry about when to leave the Watch on, when to take it off, and how much to charge it depletes the purpose of the Apple Watch.
Yes, you’ve been able to use the Always-On Display feature since the Watch 5 was released, but it wasn’t too much of a convenience. The Watch 5 and Watch 6 display look very dark and take up too much battery life.The Always-On display is now 70 percent brighter indoors, and it doesn’t deplete as much battery life to leave it on. It is one of those features that you think you don’t care about until you actually implement it. The feature really comes in handy.
The battery life isn’t perfect by any means. Still, it offers more juice than the Watch 5 or 6, and you can get up to 18 hours of screen time with it. It’s still best to charge it every night. The good thing is that you can charge it in a very short period of time.
If you can, go take a look at the Apple Watch 7. It would be even better if you can test it on your wrist. It may really be worth the upgrade and convenience. Let’s hope 2022′s Apple Watch 8 brings even more improvements.