- Bigger, brighter screen
- On-screen QWERTY keyboard
- Faster charging
- Improved user interface
This year’s entry in the high-end Apple Watch series, the Apple Watch Series 7, has many of the same features as the Series 6, with the main difference being the larger screen, which is around 20% bigger. Of course, the Series 7, which we crowned best smartwatch overall, is quite expensive, being the premium Apple product that it is, although luckily you can get it now on Amazon at a discount reduced from $349. And surprisingly, it’s cheaper now than it was during Black Friday, according to price-tracking website camelcamelcamel.com.
It’s hard to overstate the size of an upgrade to the larger screen, especially when it comes to everyday use, like reviewing messages, which are now easy to find and navigate. read. The bigger screen also means bigger buttons, and for those who often have a problem with the wrong press, this will be a pretty significant upgrade. Of course, this all ties into the new WatchOS 8, which comes with its own set of new upgrades, including things like the Breathe app and improvements to overall fitness tracking functionality. That being said, there aren’t any significant changes to the latter or anything new that’s specifically added, like pace features, sessions, and heart rate alerts, although the absence of those This shouldn’t be a deal breaker if you’re okay with The Basics.
Otherwise, there are many similarities between the Apple Watch Series 7 and the Apple Watch Series 6, and the Series 7 acts more like an incremental upgrade than anything else. If you already have Series 6 and want an upgrade, buying it in a trade probably makes the most sense. That way you get a bigger screen, 33% faster loading speed, and the few extra features of the upgraded design and OS without having to pay the full price of buying the watch from from zero. Of course, if you don’t have an Apple Watch then going straight to Series 7 is your best bet; even though the Series 6 is a little cheaper, the extra additions are well worth the difference.
When are the best Apple Watch Series 7 deals?
When it comes to electronics like the Apple Watch, there are usually three different days that tend to have the best deals: Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Out of these three, we have a good idea of when two of them are, with Cyber Monday falling on November 28 and Black Friday on November 25. Sure, deals tend to start in the days leading up to sales and a bit after, but generally you tend to find the best deals closer to the actual day. As for Prime Day, that one is a little harder to know because Amazon tends to keep it to itself until very close to Prime Day, although last year it happened on June 21st, we’re therefore likely to see it happen around this time as well.
That being said, if you can’t wait that long, we have deals; we’ve got a list of some of the best Apple Watch deals you’ll find so far. The list includes both the Apple Watch 7 and the Apple Watch SE, with the latter being the budget option if you’re not willing to spend around $350-$400 for the Series 7. Alternatively, we’ve other smartwatch deals you can check out if you’re not necessarily aiming for an Apple Watch, and that’s a much bigger list. We managed to find sales on everything, including the Fitbit Versa 2, the Garmin Venu, which is a great day-to-day fitness watch, and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, a great alternative to the Apple Watch series if you want something a little more upscale (and with a slightly lower price for premium).
Ultimately, if you’re looking for an Apple Watch Series 7, you should buy now because you’re unlikely to find a better deal until after the three events mentioned above. Even then, the difference might not be very significant.
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