The Apple Watch is a smart watch that is currently on its seventh generation. Each Apple Watch has built upon the last, but the best three builds of the watch are the 3, the 6 and of course the current version 7. We will be focusing primarily on the current 7th generation features.
The biggest feature that sets apart from the 3rd and the 6th generations is the size of the display. Apple took more space off the borders of the previous displays increasing the size and making the watch more attractive to the eye. They took off about 40% of the border to make this happen.
The Apple Watch 3, 6 and 7 series have these features:
- Connecting through Bluetooth to the your phone
- Is water resistant up to a certain depth
- Reads your hearts BPM (beats per minute)
- Tracks exercise / steps.
The 7 Series expands on these areas listed above. The watch is water resistant at a greater depth. The health series of this watch also allows apple watch wearers to take an ECG (Electrocardiogram) whenever and wherever they are and displays the wearers blood 02 level. Those features are not available on the 3 or the 6.
The display of the series 7 is larger than the 3 and the 6 at .41mm and .45mm (the 3 and the 6 displays differ with the series 3 at either – .38mm / .42mm and the series 6 being .40mm / .44mm). The series 7 display is also designed to be more robust and is made with stronger crystals making it harder for the display to be cracked or scratched. It also is more dust resistant.
The series 3 has definitely stood the test of time, unfortunately this item is not being made anymore, but you can find renewed / refurbished devices that start around $200. The series 6 is still being made and can be found at the starting cost of around $350. The series 7 is retailing for $399, but this is the entry level version.
What we liked:
- Text, calling and other apps are available on your wrist
- The health records (BPM, O2, steps, exercise, etc.)
- Can keep on when showering or swimming
- The durability of the watches display
- The pinging ability to find your phone when within Bluetooth range
What we disliked:
- The battery life could be longer (usually have to charge every other day)
- If you are an active person and sweat, the push-in button on the side can get stuck and be harder to press in and may need cleaned
- Other than percentage of battery on your watch, when it dies it gives no notification that it’s turning off
The Apple Watch makes former watches seem very antiquated (which they are). However, the features of the Apple Watch constantly are updated and upgraded by software updates and upgrades which build upon each series. The features of the watch have great functions for people that are active and want to keep track of their health.
These watches are not a must have, but can make your life a little bit easier and efficient with it on the top of your wrist.
The Apple Watch has a lot of functions and features and it seems that Apple continuously builds upon its lacking elements or flaws through updates and releasing new generations annually. To many people a watch is used for nothing more than time, but Apple has given a watch a new purpose with all the health benefits, application manipulating and talking / texting uses.
The series 3 has been the most robust release of the Apple Watch series as it is the most common and still being sold at this time (of course like any tech the price goes down over time). However, with Apples release of the series 7 and the features that are included are very extravagant and definitely trump that of the series 3.
These watches are nice devices to have to keep up with the "Jones", but at LikedorDisliked.com we see it as a luxury and not a necessity. So while we do recommend these watches we understand the burden of the cost and simply say if you can afford it, this is a device that has its purpose, but if you can't there are other less expensive devices that can do a singular purpose, such as the fitbit.