What Is the Newest Apple Watch out Right Now [November 2021]
The latest Apple Watch announced in November of 2021 is the Apple Watch Series 7. Also available now is the SE version of the Apple Watch, which, like its companion; the iPhone SE, is a more cost-effective alternative to the flagship watch.
The Series 7 comes in new colors with new sensors and hardware upgrades. Paired perfectly with the newest iPhone, the newest Apple Watch is a great accessory to match your tech needs.
The Apple Watch Series 7 Is An Improved Health Monitoring Device
As we’ve come to expect over the past few models of the Apple Watch, the company has yet to disappoint in the health and wellness specs. Of course, like its predecessor, the Series 6, you’ll still have your SPo2 monitor to help track oxygen levels. But, the 7 takes it a little further.
The Series 7 is extraordinary because it monitors your heart rate, alerting you if something is wrong. To do this, the Series 7 uses an ECG app that generates an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram. The watch also features a blood oxygen app to further help you monitor your health and wellness.
You can choose which health-related metrics you want to display such as your heart rate, breathing, and noise level, and act accordingly if the Apple Watch detects something concerning. The Apple Watch Series 7 watches out for you. The new watch can monitor:
- Menstrual Cycles
- Heart Rate and detect abnormalities
- Harmful noise levels
- Blood oxygen levels
- Sleep health
Apple kept the noise level detection feature that offers users an opportunity to prevent damage to the ears. The built-in app and functions allow you to add health-related complications that you may have.
Apple Watch Series 7 Notable Features
As with any new tech that hits the market today, there are a few notable features that make the device stand out above the rest. The newest Apple Watch has a few new upgrades that are certainly worth mentioning before moving forward:
- Faster Charging
- More durable than previous models
- Larger displays
Of course, these aren’t the only upgrades the company made to their flagship watch. Let’s go a little more into detail about what you’re getting with the latest model.
Apple stuck with the same chipset and storage capacity as the Series 6 with this newer model. The newest Apple Watch uses an S7 SiP with a 64-bit, dual-core processor. But, it is still twice as fast as the one installed in the previous models. If you haven’t upgraded to the Series 6 just yet, you will notice a faster, more responsive interface.
This smart accessory uses watchOS 8, the newest software update. Apple also updated the screen to a Retina LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) OLED display maintainting crystal clear resolution while also perserving battery life. Bluetooth 5.0 allows faster connectivity that reaches further.
Interestingly, the Apple Watch Series 7 can charge faster than any other model. it only takes 45 minutes to complete a charge from 0 to 80%. Another new, great, feature is the ability to charge the watch for only 8 minutes to get 8 hours of sleep tracking. The battery life, however, is the same as its predecessor, around 18 hours of life between charges, which is an amazing feat with the Always-On display.
Always On Display
Series 7’s “always-on” display is an innovation that makes this Apple Watch more brilliant the previous models. Apple claims the newer display is up to 70% brighter (indoors) than the Series 6.
Along with a larger display, the Series 7 screen stretches further than previous models, offering 20% more coverage. The thinner borders also make for a more seamless and optimized interface.
We all know that Apple Watches are an excellent way to keep track of your workouts. Apple’s Fitness+ lets the wearer track 11 workouts ranging from swimming, rowing, and basic Cardio. This year’s model takes fitness even further.
One of the newer features of the Series 7 is guided meditations that include both video and audio workouts. Although Fitness+ will $9.99 per month; there is a one month free trial.
One of our favorite things about the Apple Watch is the water resistance. The 50-meter depth rating is great, but now the watch even helps you with proper hygiene. The watch will detect the hand-washing activity and let you know when you’ve reached the allotted time that Global health officials recommend. This is a neat and practical feature to add to the water-resistant watch.
The Apple Watch is not a SCUBA diving device. Due to the depths divers go to, this watch is not recommended for the activity.
Apple warns users not to shower with their Apple Watch due to the high water intensity. Water lock is a great integrated feature that blocks the touchscreen of the watch. It activates automatically when you start swimming.
Cellular and Standard Models
Apple has produced watches that are cellular-capable beginning with Series 3. Choosing the model depends on your specific needs, if you wish to leave your phone but still have the ability to keep in touch with others; the cellular option is a more costly but effective solution.
Previous models of the Apple Watch have enabled SOS functions. The series 7 now offers those capabilities to travelers. The Series 7 has the ability to make emergency calls while traveling internationally. Simply press and hold the side button and it will initiate a call to authorities where you are!
Style and Functionality
The Series 7 Apple Watch is an accessory for everyday wear. Interchangeable wrist bands and color options for the case means you don’t have to leave your watch behind on date night.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 45mm and 41mm options, slightly larger than its predecessor. For users, these cases are larger than previous models making interactions with the watch easier. To understand which is the best size for you, you can visit any Apple Store to try the watches on.
The Series 7 Apple Watch Benefits
From faster charging to durability, the Series 7 has a lot to offer users in the market for a new smart watch. The added health features are perfect for anyone with existing health problems and for those who are active. Adding the International Emergency SOS feature is perfect for those who travel overseas, alerting local authorities to any emergencies.
Apple Watch Updates
As with any new technology, you may notice small glitches and quirks. Apple regularly releases updates to fix bugs and input security patches. The newest update is watchOS 8. Even those who use older model watches can update to this version for the security patches.
To update your Apple Watch to the latest version:
- Place your Apple Watch on its charger
- Open the Apple Watch App on your iPhone (Make sure your iPhone is connected to wifi and will stay connected to wifi during this process)
- Tap My Watch.
- Tap General.
- Tap Software Update.
Follow the on-screen steps to complete the update. This may take a while and older models won’t get the hardware features of the newer models. If you’re having trouble completing the update verify that you have a strong wifi connection and that your ScreenTime settings aren’t interfering with the internet signal.
The Apple Watch SE
The more cost-efficient model is hardly a surprise, Apple has been focused on providing a wider variety of products at varying price points over the past few years. The SE is only slightly different from its sister model but in some very big ways. The same screen, size options, and 32Gb capacity may lead one to feel that it’s actually the same watch.
But, this model does have a slightly downgraded processor and it does not include the same health sensors as the more expensive model. If it’s the blood oxygen sensor you’re after, you’ll be saddened to know that this model doesn’t have it.
Which Apple Watch Should You Buy?
After reading our article about the Apple Watch Series 7, you may wonder which one is right for you? Older models are still sold and have plenty of great capabilities. If you’re looking for something more in tune with your health then definitely go with the Series 7.
Going back to the Series 3, the size was much smaller than the 6. With that said, if you’re looking for a smaller watch you may want to look there. Ask yourself before buying, is the size worth the downgraded tech capabilities of the newer models.