When the Apple Watch series 8 was released in September 2022, it introduced everything as it will be a new watch with major updates. Compared to two years back with Watch Series 7, one question comes to mind, is Apple really bringing major upgrades or not? Let’s find out in today’s comparison between the Apple watch series 7 vs series 8.
Despite all the watch releases last year from Apple, among the Watch 8 Ultra, Series 8 & SE 2022, you might still be wondering if the base Series 8 should be a good option for you or if you should pick the Series 7 from 2021 which actually is little cheaper if you take a closer look.
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|WatchSeries 7||Watch Series 8|
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The Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8 both share the same cutting-edge design and display features. With an edge-to-edge 1.9-inch LTPO OLED display, and either 41mm or 45mm face both series 7 and series 8 is identical.
Besides that, they both come with similar designs with sapphire crystal back and glass front along with aluminum framing you will be getting enough protection against cracks and accidental drops. Moreover, with an IP6X rating along with Apple’s water lock feature, swimming or surfing won’t be an issue.
The new watch Series 8 comes with brand new watchOS 9, even though the Series 7 comes with watchOS 8, still it will get updates that will eventually reach watchOS 9 and more as per Apple promises. Mostly it relates to new watch faces as well as additional functionality features.
Talking more about the features, the Apple Watch Series 8 comes with a new “Temperature sensor” along with two new features as well. This sensor allows women to keep track of their ovulation periods to get more precise cycle tracking.
And not to mention, just like the Apple iPhone 14 pro, the watch series 8 also gets the new Crash detection, thanks to its updated 3-axis gyroscope inside, which can react whenever it detects bumped or if detects a rollover and automatically call 911 after a countdown.
Except for these two new features along with a new sensor, all the other features are available on the previous model as well, which makes it a worthy watch as well.
When it comes to battery life comparison between apple watch series 7 vs series 8, both watches come with almost identical battery life. Surprisingly, the Watch Series 8 comes with 1mAh less with 308mAh battery capacity compared to Series 7’s 309mAh.
But, no need to get sad about it, as Apple ensures that both watches will provide up to 18 hours of battery life and a massive 36 hours of battery life when in Low Power Mode.
And you’ll be glad to know, both the Series 7 and Series 8 have fast-charging capabilities, which is much faster than earlier versions like Series 6. Using its hour with USB-C magnetic fast-charging cable, you’ll be charging both Series 7 and Series 8 in just over an hour.
|Specs||Apple Watch Series 7||Apple Watch Series 8|
|Display||1.9 inches Retina LTPO OLED, 1000 nits (Peak), 484×396, sapphire crystal glass, 326, Always-On Display||1.9 inches Retina LTPO OLED, 1000 nits (Peak), 484×396, sapphire crystal glass, 326, Always-On Display|
|Protection||Glass front, ceramic/sapphire crystal back, stainless steel frame, IP6X certified up to 50m water resistant||Glass front, ceramic/sapphire crystal back, stainless steel frame, IP6X certified up to 50m water resistant|
|Platform||OS: watchOS 8.0, upgradable to 9.4
Chipset: Apple S7
|OS: watchOS 9.0, upgradable to 9.4
Chipset: Apple S8
ROM: 32GB (No Card Slot)
ROM: 32GB (No Card Slot)
|Sound||Loudspeaker: Yes||Loudspeaker: Yes|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi: 802.11, dual-band
|Wi-Fi: 802.11, dual-band
|Sensors||Blood oxygen, electrical heart, optical heart, compass, always-on altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS/GNSS, ambient light||Temperature sensing, blood oxygen, electrical heart, optical heart, compass, always-on altimeter, accelerometer, gyroscope, GPS/GNSS, ambient light|
|Safety Features||Fall detection, noise monitoring, emergency SOS, international emergency calling||Crash detection, fall detection, noise monitoring, emergency SOS, international emergency calling|
|Battery||Li-Ion 309mAh||Li-Ion 308mAh|
|Colors||Green, Blue, Product(RED), Starlight, Midnight||Midnight, Starlight, Silver, Product(RED)|
In conclusion, and after a quick inspection of the apple watch series 7 vs series 8, both watches come with nearly identical form factors, except for a few sensors and a new chipset. Other than that, if you take a close look at both of them, you don’t see much difference.
And that’s because there aren’t any major changes in the Series 8, although you do get the new crash detection feature and temperature feature which is especially useful for women’s cycle tracking with ovulation estimation.
Mohammad Shariful Islam is the CEO and MD of Apple Gadgets, a leading e-commerce and retail chain for gadgets in Bangladesh. He has a passion for technology, entrepreneurship, and holds a decade of experience in gadget E-Commerce. He’s committed to providing the best possible shopping experience for customers by delivering the latest and trendy gadgets.