"When everyone else is talking about their watches charging for hours longer, Apple is talking about our watches charging faster!" First of all, I want to make it clear that if you are an Apple Watch Series 5/6 user, there is absolutely no need to upgrade Apple Watch Series 7. If you are an earlier Apple Watch user and want to upgrade, I still do not recommend you to buy Series 7 for the following reasons:
1, old appearance design, can only rely on new colors to attract eyeballs
The Apple Watch Series 7 has the same look as before, but only five new colors are attractive. The "big upgrades" Apple touted -- about 20% larger display area, 70% brighter interior (when your wrist drops), 33% faster charging, and a more robust case -- are really just basic, regular upgrades. As an Apple Watch Series 6 user, I couldn't help but laugh at these "big upgrades."
Battery capacity dare not mention, only dare to mention charging speed
Since Apple hasn't said anything about battery capacity, I can only assume that the Apple Watch Series 7 doesn't see any improvement at all, and that you still need a 1 /1.5 day charge, and that's at a high battery health level. As the number of charges increases, it becomes difficult for the battery to last a full day after it decays to a certain point, so fast charging comes in handy. But am I missing the ten minutes to recharge? What I'm missing is the 0.5-1 day endurance!
3. There is no upgrade in functions. Apple Watch Series 6 can satisfy you
In terms of features, I don't really see any upgrades to the Apple Watch Series 7, like blood oxygen measurement, sleep monitoring, fall detection, mindfulness exercises (actually the "breathing" feature on the Series 6), fitness training, etc., Almost all of these features are included in Apple Watch Series 5/6, so why do I need to pay more for Series 7? Give me a reason first.
4. Imagine typing with a full keyboard on the Apple Watch?
According to Apple, "For the first time, Apple Watch offers full keyboard input. You can tap letter by letter, speed skate between letters, and use machine learning to predict the words you want to type." Um... I can tell you this: unless you are too tired to take out your phone and type, you want to experience the "pleasure" of typing on a 45mm screen, then you will get used to this experience. Otherwise, please use your phone and send messages like a normal person.
5. Why pay $120 more for a product that doesn't have any upgrades?
After the Launch of the Apple Watch Series 7 ($399), the Price of the Series 6 was immediately dropped to $279, a full $120 difference between the two models. This is still the price on Apple's official website, while the price discount of Series 6 on Domestic e-commerce platforms such as JINGdong and Tmall often falls below 3,000 yuan. As the latest product to be released in this press conference (late autumn), there is basically no discount for Series 7.
In my opinion, Series 6 is the most suitable or cost-effective option for both those who want to upgrade to the old Apple Watch and those who want to buy an Apple Watch for the first time. Of course, if you don't need blood oxygen measurements and the on-screen feature, the cheaper Watch SE will work better for you.