Apple Watch Series 7 review: still the world’s best smartwatch – Buzz.ie

December 11, 2021 by No Comments

Apple Watch is the world’s number one selling watch and there are three models currently available.

But not everyone needs the complete bells and whistles of the latest and greatest Watch Series 7 model, so below I’ll compare it to the other iterations that Apple still sells.

Compared to Series 6, the new Watch sports a taller case size and smaller bezels combining to deliver a 20 per cent larger display area.

On-screen buttons in apps such as Calculator are now larger and easier to tap. More text fits on the display and fonts can be made larger and easier to read.

New watch faces such as Modular Duo can fit two full-size information widgets on screen at once, and you can now use a full QWERTY keyboard for typing messages.

When viewed from the side, you can see that the display’s edges are curved and almost flush with the case.

Another new watch face, Contour, stretches out its numerals right to the edge of the screen to take advantage of this.

Primary features

Apple Watch only works with iPhone so there is no point buying one if you use an Android smartphone such as OnePlus or OPPO.

Series 7 has the same comprehensive array of health tracking features as its predecessor, including blood oxygen level monitoring, gyroscope, compass, altimeter, heart rate and ECG along with sleep tracking, GPS/GNSS and a microphone and speaker for making and taking calls and using Siri or sending message replies.

Apple Watch has excellent intergration with Apple Fitness+ subscription service

You also get fitness tracking across dozens of workout types, with a particular emphasis on cycling this time around along with the likes of dance, functional strength training, core training , cool down, walking, running, cycling, swimming and boxing.

Apple Watch Series 7 can automatically detect when you start exercises such as running, cycling and swimming. It kicks in about ten minutes after you start. It will even remind you to end the workout when the watch senses you’ve stopped exercising.

And, as you would expect, the wearable tracks your steps, the distance you travel and the calories you burn.

The only wearables to track more metrics across running, cycling and adventure sports are dedicated multisport watches such as Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Solar, Polar Vantage V2 or COROS Vertix 2.

Smartwatch functions

Apple Watch isn’t just a super fitness tracker. You can make and take calls through the device, read and reply to messages and see app notifications from your smartphone.

There is much greater support for third party apps than on any other wearable I’ve tried.

The new Contour face on Apple Watch Series 7

Some of the most convenient uses of Apple Watch are the ability to unlock an iPhone with Face ID when wearing a mask, the ability to unlock your Mac computer and Apple Pay.

The latter is a function I use every day. It offers a quick and secure method of contactless payment – just double tap the side button and it’s ready.

On a recent trip to London, I paid for everything using Apple Watch and was thrilled to be able to use it to tap on and off of public transport services and get the same discounts as travel card users. </…….

Source: https://www.buzz.ie/tech/gadgets/apple-watch-series-7-review-25672824

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