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What was meant to be the best smartwatch ever, became a major letdown. See what has and hasn't changed in the latest Apple Watch Series 7 reveal.

Is the Apple Watch Series 7 the best smartwatch ever?

Well, many believed that the Apple Watch Series 7 would be the best smartwatch ever. Before the Apple Watch Series 7 was officially unveiled, many were under the impression that this new smartwatch would be significantly different than prior models. However, what many thought would be Apple’s most impressive reinvented design ended up being only slightly altered from the past Apple Watch Series.

With a few notable changes, the latest Apple Watch will certainly still please those looking for a larger display. See what else the Apple Watch Series 7 has to offer and if it’s the right smartwatch for you.

Apple Watch Series 7 features & letdowns 

Those anticipating the latest smartwatch release were expecting a design similar to that of the iPhone 12 & 13. People were looking for flatter sides and a sharper, less rounded display with smaller bezels. While the Apple Watch Series 7 does feature a larger display with smaller bezels, the latest model still looks like past Apple smartwatches.

Yet, the screen size has increased to 41 mm and 45 mm with a thicker, more durable glass top. The practical upgrade to the smartwatch is the screen allows for larger icons, which Apple has detailed will help users do and see more with more information displayed on the enlarged screen. 

Besides display updates, the Series 7 includes the common yearly enhancements. The newest model has faster charging, upgraded durability, new fitness features, new color selections, and a full swipe keyboard (with tiny letters despite a larger screen).

Even with these changes, the Apple Watch Series 7 announcement has become a marginal disappointment for those looking for a more drastic difference. The question now remains, should you wait until Apple’s estimated fall release for the Series 7, or do the pre-existing Apple Watches suffice?

Should you buy the Apple Watch Series 7?

Many current smartwatches are already similar to the Apple Watch Series 7. The popular Apple Watch Series 6 from 2020 is still an efficient smartwatch that has numerous affordable sales due to the Series 7’s upcoming release. According to The Verge, less popular color selections such as the red model red can run as low as $249. 

This price is even cheaper than the midrange $279 Apple Watch SE that doesn’t include an always-on display. As of now, you can purchase a Series 6 smartwatch for around $319 to $349, which is a sizable difference from the $399 starting price of the Series 7.

With the high probability that the Series 7 will still be using the Series 6 processor, you’ll likely want to save the extra cash. If this guess is true, there will be no new OS updates that’ll differ from the Series 6.

The Series 7 certainly has its benefits if you will truly be utilizing its updated fitness features. In addition to the new IP6X resistance rating for more abrasive outdoor environments, the new smartwatch also adds more health tracking.  

Apple detailed, “Measure your blood oxygen level with a revolutionary sensor and app. Take an ECG anytime, anywhere. Check your heart rate. Along with other innovations like mindfulness and sleep tracking to keep you healthy from head to toe. Series 7 puts more health insights in sight.”

Meanwhile, if speedy charging is essential, then the Series 7 may be worth it. The Apple Watch Series 7 comes with a USB-C magnetic fast charger, which offers a 33% quicker charge. Even if you were to purchase the new charger, it would not be compatible with the previous Apple Series. Ultimately, the larger screen is the most significant change, which may be enough for those wanting the latest model. 

What do you think about the Apple Watch Series 7 announcement? Will you be pre-ordering the latest smartwatch model? Let us know in the comments below!

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