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    Galaxy Watch 7 vs Galaxy Watch 6: What has improved?

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    Last updated: July 10th, 2024 at 15:37 UTC+02:00

    The Galaxy Watch 7 was unveiled today at the Galaxy Unpacked event. Samsung has improved with the Galaxy Watch 7 compared to its predecessor, but are those enough to warrant an upgrade? In this Galaxy Watch 7 vs Galaxy Watch 6 comparison, you will get a fair idea of whether you need to upgrade from the Galaxy Watch 6 to the Galaxy Watch 7.

    Galaxy Watch 7 vs Galaxy Watch 6: Features compared

    The Galaxy Watch 7 hasn't changed in design compared to the Galaxy Watch 6, and most of the improvements are internal. It offers faster performance, more accurate fitness and health tracking, and longer software update support.

    Both smartwatches feature 1.3-inch (432 x 432 pixels) or 1.5-inch (480 x 480 pixels) circular Super AMOLED screens with a peak brightness of up to 2,000 nits. They have Sapphire Crystal screen protection, aluminum case, and silicone watch straps with standard attachments.

    They both have an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, 5ATM pressure resistance, and an MIL-STD-810H-compliant design for shock resistance.

    The Galaxy Watch 7 has a much faster processor, though. Its Exynos W1000 chip is made using Samsung Foundry's 3nm process. It has a high-performance Cortex-A78 CPU core and four Cortex-A55 CPU cores. Samsung claims it offers 2.7x faster app launch, 3.4x faster single-core performance, and 3.7x multi-core performance compared to the Galaxy Watch 6.

    So, everything you do, be it opening apps, browsing through watch faces, or general usage, will be faster and smoother.

    The Galaxy Watch 7 has 32GB internal storage, double that of the Galaxy Watch 6, allowing you to store more apps, photos, watch faces, and offline music.

    The new BioActive Sensor in the Galaxy Watch 7 offers more accurate heart rate measurements and detailed sleep tracking and analysis. According to Samsung, it offers 30% better heart rate accuracy during high-intensity workouts.

    The Galaxy Watch 7 also has dual-frequency GPS, improving location tracking accuracy during outdoor workouts, especially in urban areas or areas with many trees or hills/mountains. This is the first time Samsung has used a dual-frequency GPS in its smartwatches.

    Both smartwatches feature 2GB RAM, LTE, Wi-Fi bg/g/n, Bluetooth 5.3, and NFC. They also have an accelerometer, compass, gyro, light, and temperature sensor. Both watches feature the same batteries and Qi wireless fast charging.

    The Galaxy Watch 7 runs One UI 6 Watch (based on Wear OS 5) out of the box and should receive one more generation of Wear OS (One UI Watch) update than the Galaxy Watch 6.

    Should you upgrade to Galaxy Watch 7?

    So, if you are not happy with the Galaxy Watch 6's performance in terms of speed or health tracking accuracy, you should consider upgrading to the Galaxy Watch 7.

    However, we advise you to wait until the Galaxy Watch 6 gets the One UI 6 Watch update and see if it improves before spending money on the Galaxy Watch 7.

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