Which Apple Watch to choose in 2022

There is still a lot of time before the release of the 8th series of Apple watches, so in the first half of 2022 you will have to choose between three models: Apple Watch 7, Apple Watch SE and Series 3. Despite their similar design, these devices are designed for different circle of users. Some offer all the coolest wearable devices and cost a lot of money. Others are missing some sensors, but there are other benefits as well. In the article, I propose to figure out who should purchase this or that model and answer the most popular questions regarding a smart gadget.

Choosing a specific Apple Watch isn’t easy, but we can do it.

The outgoing year has not made us very happy with new products in the world of wearable gadgets. I must admit, the Apple Watch 7 turned out to be far from what we expected them to be. Because of this, it became much harder to choose among the three devices. It is not clear which is better: buy Apple Watch 7 or Apple Watch SE, and maybe even wait for autumn and see what will happen there? Plus, it’s strange that among the current devices there were Apple Watch 3… Still, almost 5 years have passed since their release.

What’s new in Apple Watch 7

It’s not a secret for anyone: every year Apple intentionally removes previous versions from the line of current watches, because the difference between Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch 7, for example, is not very large. For the second year now, the Cupertinos have been releasing extremely minor updates with small, by modern standards, changes.

Apple Watch 7 is a cool device. But there is not so much new here as we would like.

To summarize all innovations in Apple Watch 7, the list will be as follows:

  • Increased display diagonal (41 and 45 mm versus 40 and 44 mm in previous versions).
  • Protection against ingress of small particles according to IP6x standard.
  • Increased charging speed with a new adapter.
  • New training modes.
  • Changed body colors (there are 5 of them).

Yes, you can also add a virtual keyboard and straps here, but the first one does not work in Russian, since we have not yet delivered the swipes, and the second ones are presented to us every year, so you definitely shouldn’t worry. Moreover, in the vastness of Aliexpress, you can buy a strap an order of magnitude cheaper.

The new colors in Apple Watch 7 are really good.

A look at the innovations will come in handy for those who own the previous generations of smartwatches – the fourth, fifth, sixth versions, to decide whether it is worth buying Apple Watch 7 at all or is it better to wait a year until Apple Watch 8. Personally, I own the fifth series and will be updated this year I don’t even plan. Yes, the display of sevens that has increased by 20% looks very cool, but otherwise they do not offer anything supernatural.

Should you buy an Apple Watch SE in 2022

The Apple Watch SE is still a good device.

The second wearable device in the current line of smart watches from Apple is the Apple Watch SE. They stood neatly between the base Apple Watch 3 and the top-end Apple Watch 7. Again, in order to understand whether it is worth buying an Apple Watch SE, you need to look at how they differ from the sevens and it will immediately become clear what you are giving up.

Differences between Apple Watch 7 and Apple Watch SE look something like this:

  • The display is 20% smaller. Thicker bezel.
  • Lack of Always On Display support.
  • Lack of a blood oxygen saturation sensor (relevant today).
  • Lack of ECG function.
  • Reduced number of body colors.

You can also add strength here, but judging by the reviews in our Telegram chat, with her at the clock everything was in order a long time ago. Many people note that even the third version of the watch copes without problems not only with corners in the apartment, but also with other adversities. It’s definitely not worth worrying about.

But if I were you, I would think about Always On. This feature is very useful, especially if you’ve used mechanics in the past. Raising your wrist each time to find out the time is not to everyone’s liking, and I understand them.

On the other hand, you can wait a year and see what Apple will present to us next fall. Rumor has it that the Cupertinos are going to rethink the Apple Watch SE and add new sports version of Apple Watch… It is quite possible that both Always On and an oxygen sensor will be brought here, so if you are not going to buy an Apple Watch 7 and are not in a hurry with the purchase, I would wait updated SE.

Should you buy Apple Watch 3

With a high degree of probability Apple Watch Series 3 will leave us next fall, so I would not recommend buying them. On the mind they should have been removed this year, which we at the editorial office and reaped, but apparently Apple thinks a little differently.

Don’t buy an Apple Watch Series 3 in 2022. Most likely Apple will soon remove them from the lineup.

Cons of Apple Watch 3 enough, take a look for yourself:

  • Huge bezels around the display.
  • Lack of key health sensors: EKG, blood oxygen level.
  • No Always On.
  • Inability to install new watch faces (coming to Series 4 and newer).
  • Plastic back panel.

It’s clear that everyone who buys an Apple Watch 3 hasn’t used a smartwatch before. So, friends, do not spoil your impression of a premium product, immediately take a good device that will serve you for many years. And you will be happy.


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