Hey, what’s up, back again with anekalaptop.com, here we gonna review an Apple Watch Series 7 2021. So if watches did updates like this would be a series six s for sure. But they don’t. Either way, what you need to know is, it’s a minor update. This watch is basically a series six, but with a slightly larger display, and slightly faster charging, same price. That’s basically it.
But there are a bunch of other little quirks and things you should know about it if you’re considering actually getting one. But yeah, like I said, the flagship new thing about the Apple Watch Series seven is that it’s bigger, alright, mostly with the screen too. So you get this 20% larger display in a watch that’s just barely bigger than the previous body. And right away, you do notice that everywhere, the whole UI is a little bigger, you know, in a calculator, the buttons are a little bit bigger. In your notifications, there’s just a little bit more text, the map, if you’re navigating is that much more usable. And when you’re typing your passcode, of course, the digits are just that much bigger.
So for me, I like that the snooze button is also slightly larger, and the alarm clock. But just being slightly bigger with smaller bezels wouldn’t be quite enough for a whole new watch. So Apple did the apple thing, and built a few special features into the series seven that specifically worked best for the larger display. So they made two exclusive watch faces for the series seven only to take advantage of this screen. This one here is called contour where the numbers literally wrap all the way around the very edges. And then there’s this modular duo watch face, which basically has two really large data rich center complications, so I can keep track of exactly how well I’m crushing my fitness competitions all the time.
Then they made a full QWERTY keyboard for the watch. Now that sounds terrible at first, and it actually looks a little bit ridiculous on your wrist when you go to reply to a text. But it is a swipe keyboard, which is easier to crank out words on you’re swiping between letters of the words, and auto predict is usually pretty decent. I just personally didn’t find myself actually using this very much like it is enough to get a couple of words down. But if you get enough words wrong, the UI is barely big enough to go back through and select the words you want to replace. And then you tap in and then re swipe them. And you’re holding your wrist up this whole time. And I don’t know It’s fine. It’s fine for quick messages. But I’m still gonna go with voice text nine times out of 10. Either way, I think we all knew that having a slightly bigger screen would be a pretty basic upgrade for a smartwatch.
But what I was a little more curious about, especially after seeing all of those Apple promo videos was actually the shape of this new display. So if you’ve seen the videos, then you’re familiar, they’ve pushed the screen right up all the way to the very edges here. And so it gets so close to the edges that Apple is showing readable text literally bleeding over the edges and corners of the watch, like readable from the side, which looks awesome. In rendered videos with no reflections put, I was very curious about all the reflections and straight light and refractions that happen in real life. Turns out, it didn’t really make much of a difference at all. I mean, yes, the Apple Watch has always had this shape with the curved edges. And this year, the display does push more up into those corners than ever before. But it doesn’t make much of a difference with readability.
Where most of the stuff is in the center of the screen, literally the one place I found it to make the biggest difference is in the exclusive contour watch face, that puts the numbers all the way around the most reflective edges of the display. So then yeah, you’re gonna have to learn to deal with some more annoying reflections on a regular basis just to see what time it is, I like the bigger screen that bottom line. Now something to consider if you have smaller wrists. Or if you’re a little more sensitive to the size of this big watch.
Like, it’s starting to look like a computer on your wrist if you’re getting the biggest watch. And so you might consider getting the smaller Apple Watch instead, because that screen size is up to 41 millimeters now, which is still very usable. That’s actually fun fact, one millimeter smaller than the original large sized Apple Watch. Now when I said there’s a couple of small changes, I really meant it, there’s just a couple small things. But the thing about small changes is If enough of them apply to you, then they can add up to make a bigger change, which is nice. But if they don’t apply to you, you might not care, you’ll probably know pretty quickly which can’t be falling. So this is now the most durable Apple Watch ever. So I noticed the speaker on the left is now a single slot where previous versions were two slots, but that’s apparently not contributing to durability.
It’s actually the thicker cover glass and you can ever tell just by looking at it from the outside because it doesn’t protrude anymore. It actually goes deeper into the watch and that larger Z axis Dimension makes it more crack resistant than ever before. So if you tend to put your watch through a lot, maybe you play a lot of sports with it on, you’re lifting with it, you hit stuff with it, maybe you’re tough on it outdoors. Maybe you’re my sister, and the entire cover glass just breaks off your watch for no reason, then yeah, this may be important to you. And then the watch is now IP 6x dust resistant, not because of some new hardware or coating, but actually apples never tested the watch for dust resistance before. So it’s just kind of a bonus to now have that extra peace of mind. They’ve always tested for water resistance, though, like people ask me sometimes if they can get the watch wet, or shower with it. Yes, you can literally dive underwater with an Apple watch, and it’ll be fine. It’s rated for 50 meters deep of water resistance. So it’s no Garmin. But the things have been pretty tough for a while this watch is also now brighter, when you’re not looking at it. It’s subtle, but you know, so if you have always on, you know how it gets dimmer when you’re not looking at it
and then gets brighter when you’re checking it.
When you’re checking it same brightness max is the same but when you put it down, and it’s sort of dimmer, it’s a bit brighter in that dim state than the previous one. So if you’re someone who likes to just glance over at the watch without doing like an obvious gesture, then yeah, you can check the time or your complications and notifications easier that way. It barely shows on camera but this new watch is slightly slightly more readable from off axis. When it’s dim. It’s noticeable when you put them next to each other but wasn’t a huge deal for me. But the little thing that applied to me the most it charges 33% faster now. So same battery life about a day and a half. You can kill it much faster if you do workouts or GPS tracked activity stuff like that but with and only with the new USBC charger included in the box with this new puck. The watch does charge up at a faster it’s not super dramatic. It’ll still take about an hour to charge it up fully from dead but if you’re like me, I’m a person that wears a watch like 24 hours a day all the time I sleep in it too so it’s my alarm clock. I hate going to sleep with an on but it is a great alarm clock just tapping me on the wrist. So the only times I really get to charge it are very brief. It will be like when I’m in the shower, or when I get up in the morning for a couple minutes. So I want to charge fast when I do get a chance to charge so this charging speed boost is appreciated. Eight minutes on the new charger is enough for eight hours of sleep tracking with the screen off. So that’s pretty great. Just make sure you have a decent USB C power brick under set.
You know my biggest disappointment actually with these watches though, the color choices. So you may have noticed the product red version of the watch. It’s a very bold, bright red. But I feel like with a watch you you wear it every day you want it to be a little more neutral, a little more able to match with more things. And then if you want to spice it up, you do that with the watch band like this beautiful new leather strap for a moment with the full grain soft embossed leather and trademarked parallelogram tessellation pattern. And at crisp red accent link in the description. Also shout out to moment for CO designing this. But Apple doesn’t offer a neutral color for the aluminum baseline AppleWatch RP, no neutral colored aluminum. So aluminum is the baseline it’s 400 USD. And I define neutral as like a shade of black or gray or white.
So I know some people might consider the starlight pretty neutral, but it definitely has a warmer hue than a silver would. And midnight has a slight blue hue much more than a black wood. So the only way to get a genuine neutral shade of gray would be to jump to titanium or stainless steel, which is not only heavier, but much more expensive. So it just bothers me that I can’t get a baseline black aluminum Apple Watch. It’s you know, maybe I’m being picky about the color. But since I am that picky, I’ll probably just stick with a series six, but that’s not on sale anymore. So if you want to get one, good luck. So now on Apple site, they’re selling the lineup of series seven, se and the low end series three. So if you can avoid the series three, you know unless it’s your first smartwatch, in which case you probably won’t know what you’re missing. That’s fine. But the main differences between series seven and se are the larger always on display. This set of colors of course.
And there’s a couple extra sensors like for blood oxygen, and the electrocardiogram the watch SE is great for almost everyone. But if you can get past these colors, then yeah, the series seven is it’s the best overall smartwatch for the iPhone still. I mean, it doesn’t have any crazy new features. It doesn’t have, you know, charging on the back of the iPhone. It doesn’t have the new square redesign we might have been hoping for. But yeah, it’s the Apple Watch. But bigger. There you go.
But yeah, But that’s That’s pretty much it for this one I’ll blog again later guys very soon