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GadgetBen

macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 8, 2015
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The reviews make it obvious, this update sucks. I'll stick with my Series 6.

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jazz1

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Aug 19, 2002
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The reviews make it obvious, this update sucks. I'll stick with my Series 6.

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No negativity from me. From what I'm seeing there isn't a huge difference in features between the 6 and 7. I'm going from a 4 to the 7, even then the only real "deal maker" for me is the always on screen and screen size.

I have a friend that updates both his iPhone and watch every year! Well whatever floats your boat :)
 

canyonblue737

macrumors 68000
Jan 10, 2005
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I think it remains a solid upgrade for anyone with a Series 4 or earlier. Those users get a larger screen, always on display, additional health sensors including fundamentally improved optical HR sensor and more. It is certainly more dubious from the Series 5 or 6.

I on the other hand upgrade every year, because I like to, and for me to make this feel "fresh" I'm getting for the first time ever a lighter color, Starlight, after many years of SBSS or SG. I do think the underwhelming refresh this year doesn't represent what was fully planned so I expect not to have to wait 3 full more years before the next "refresh" and I think those flat sides Apple Watch rumors may be back as soon as Series 8.
 

Mayo86

macrumors member
Nov 21, 2016
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Canada
No negativity from me. From what I'm seeing there isn't a huge difference in features between the 6 and 7. I'm going from a 4 to the 7, even then the only real "deal maker" for me is the always on screen and screen size.

I have a friend that updates both his iPhone and watch every year! Well whatever floats your boat :)
I’m sticking with my series 4 for another year. I couldn’t justify the upgrade this year. I was hoping they did the re-design thing but it’s just a no-go from my end. This coming from a guy who updates his stuff annually (minus the watch).
 

ElDuderino91

macrumors regular
Jul 31, 2020
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Not sure why you needed the reviews to realize that... everything is as expected
Maybe he hoped for a super secret surprise like an all new health sensor.. 🤨
But yeah, as you said everything is exactly as expected. Don’t understand all the whiners canceling orders after watching the reviews. Hopefully some of you get your watches delivered sooner 😄
 

QCassidy352

macrumors G4
Mar 20, 2003
11,767
5,372
Bay Area
It only sucks for those who were counting on the slab-sided redesign. Actually it's a pretty solid update in the history of Apple Watch updates. I'm going to upgrade from a 4 to a 7.
It’s probably the smallest year over year update AW has ever had. But it’ll still be a great upgrade from a series 4.

and the slab design was awful. Can’t believe so many wanted that.
 

erikkfi

macrumors newbie
May 19, 2017
23
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I have a 4 and need the bike workout enhancements. All the other new stuff is gravy. From a 6 I’d say no way. Even the colors this year are meh. No purple?
 
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