Between offline Deezer support for the Apple Watch and the announcement of Google’s partnership with Samsung for a revised version of the Wear OS, it’s been a long week for wearables, but the biggest piece of news is the major leak of the upcoming Apple Watch 7 Used to be. Design – and not for reasons you might think.
For those who missed it, serial leaker John Prosser returned with some eye-popping renders of the Apple Watch 7, based on the images shown to him. Compared to what we’ve usually seen on the Apple Watch, with straighter edges, the Watch 7 feels as if it’s taken from a cue from the iPhone 12 range.
According to these renderers, there are some interesting indentations to the left of the Apple Watch 7, which may have something to do with the rumored Blood Glucose Monitor that is ready to be displayed. This in itself would be fantastic, especially the presence of a medical grade blood glucose monitor on a consumer smartwatch would be a game-changer, but I believe the design has more than meets the eye. . Of course, nothing is official until Apple does.
One of the biggest problems of the Apple Watch since its launch is its low battery life. Especially now since the Apple Watch can track your sleep – a daily charge is required if you want to get the most out of the device. Having a more component friendly design may eventually be a means of fixing this dazzling issue.
If the new flat-edge design allows the Apple Watch 7 to pack a larger battery cell, the OS will be fully timed in conjunction with the perceived leap to wear to boost battery life which will end later this year Is ready to be unveiled in its entirety.
While teasing the end product during the Google I / O Livestream, Google announced that one of its key goals in its partnership with Samsung is to significantly improve battery life for future Wear OS smartwatches. Some Wear OS devices such as the TicWatch Pro 3 may already last up to two days on a single charge, but if the wearables used by Google are capable of going even further, Apple will be severely in the dust.
This is without mentioning the full battery Goliath in the field of fitness tracking – such as the recently released Garmin Venu 2 which can last up to 11 days on a single charge. Apple can dominate in almost all other areas of the smartwatch concept, but behind the competition in terms of battery life it is so bad that it is almost laughable.
If there was ever a time when Apple needed to step up and make significant changes in watch battery life, this is it.