Next Apple Watch Must-Haves
8:06

Next Apple Watch Must-Haves

Smartwatches
Speaker 1: The apple watch. Eight announcement is imminent, most likely coming in September. And along with that, there's a rumored, apple watch pro that might drop as well. I love my apple watch series seven, but there's lots of upgrades and features that I still wanna see out of this year's model and future iterations because let's face it. I want some things that I'm almost certain won't come to this version, but a boy can dream. And that is what I'm going to do today. So let's [00:00:30] dive right in. Speaker 1: Let's start with the build. The apple watch has pretty much remained the same shape and design since its launch seven years ago, a square watch, two screen size options and rounded edges. The latest model, the series seven increased the screen size by about 20% by slimming down the BES around the screen and increasing the case size by a millimeter. [00:01:00] I own the larger 45 millimeter model. And I upgraded from the 44 millimeter series six. I love the larger screen, but I already felt like the apple watch was a bit large before the increase in size. So I hope that the next watch goes back to the smaller casing of the series six, but retains the larger screen by slimming down the BES. Honestly, I'd like an edge to edge screen, and one day I'm sure we'll get that. I'd also like to [00:01:30] see a slimmer design and depth. Speaker 1: The watches always felt a little thick and it would be nice to see that trim down in future models while retaining its durability. Speaking of durability, it is time that the watches sold by apple. All of them get the strongest glass display available. Currently the series seven aluminum watches have ion X glass display and the stainless steel models have the stronger Sapphire crystal display. I hear so many stories, including my own [00:02:00] of light and deep scratches on apple watch faces. I think the stronger glass should be a standard on all models or at least you should have the ability to upgrade the screen at an extra cost. Now I'm hoping that the rumored pro model comes with a much tougher design and glass. Now let's talk about shape because honestly I've never been the biggest fan of a square watch. Yeah. You get more surface area, but I prefer a round device on my wrist and [00:02:30] that's what I'd like to see in the future from apple. Does anyone else feel that way? Yeah. Yeah. They'll need to rework their watch OS to do that, but I think it's worth it. An, I think we should have the option for either a square or round device now <laugh> I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon, but I really hope it does eventually. Speaker 1: Now most importantly, we have got to get a longer lasting battery in this thing. Currently, the series seven gets [00:03:00] about 18 hours of battery life. I've been able to extend this a few hours on my series seven by turning off the always on display, but I've worn multiple fitness trackers. And specifically I used the Fitbit for years. The model I had lasted five freaking days. When I switched to the apple watch, I was surprised and pretty annoyed by how often it would die on me. And then I would set it to charge. And then I would forget it at home, which sucks because if you work out and there's no device [00:03:30] to track it, did you really burn any calories? No. At a minimum, I would like to see four days of battery life. This means if you go on a weekend trip, you just gotta charge the watch to full and you don't have to bother to bring the charger with you. There's a high possibility. This upgrade could be coming with the next line of apple watches. Rumors say the apple watch pro could get a larger battery and more life. I hope the smaller models seen increase in power as well, possibly through efficiency [00:04:00] upgrades with watch O S nine. Speaker 1: When it comes to charging that battery. I have a couple requests here. First. I'd like the watch to be able to charge via induction charging and not just the proprietary apple charger. Granted that cable charges the device much faster than induction. I just don't like carrying around all these extra cables or if I forget the cable entirely, I'm out of luck on that note. I also [00:04:30] wanna see something on the new iPhone and that's the ability to use reverse wireless charging, essentially converting your iPhone to a charging mat that can be used to charge another phone AirPods or in this case, the apple watch. Now this has existed on Android phones for some time. Now I've used it with my galaxy Z flip 5g and I've charged iPhones, which is really funny. Anyway, it is about time that the iPhone follows suit Speaker 1: [00:05:00] Now for sensors, the apple watch is full of them. It's got an accelerometer, gyroscope, electrical heart center, optical heart sensor, just to name a few. Now the sensor that I want, which would literally change my life would be a blood glucose sensor. And while that technology doesn't exist yet that we know of, there has been a lot of speculation that this could one day happen. And let me tell you, this would disrupt the pharmaceutical industry. I have type one [00:05:30] diabetes, and I currently wear a continuous glucose monitor that inserts a very fine strand into my body, which I need to replace every 10 days. Now this sensor would be a noninvasive one, and I really hope it one day becomes available. Now, aside from that, there are rumors of a body temperature sensor coming to the pro model. And that would make things much easier for knowing if you're getting sick. So I'll take that. There's also been the long held rumor that the apple watch might [00:06:00] get a blood pressure sensor, which would be so helpful for certain people. Again, we probably won't see this this time around, but other companies are working on wrist worn cuffs. So there is potential. Speaker 1: Let's get into some software advancements I'd like to see and to preface this apple has already announced the upcoming watch OS nine. So odds are neither of these features will make it to the next software update. But apple, I hope you're listening with [00:06:30] watch OS nine. Apple has introduced new workout layouts with more information. I actually made a video that dives deeper into these layouts. You can watch that by clicking up in the top right corner. And I'll also throw the link down in the description for me, what's missing is the ability to see my blood glucose readings on the screen during my workout. Let me tell you, this is the number one stat that I wanna see when I'm on a run. Currently, I need to exit out of the workout screen and swap over to my continuous [00:07:00] glucose monitor app and then back. Speaker 1: So apple, please help me there. Next. I'd like to see the ability to answer FaceTime video calls on your watch. Obviously the caller won't be able to see you, but it would be great for those times when someone wants to quickly show you something live. Plus then if you switch from your watch to your phone, it will start immediately on the iPhone products like the risk cam, which we have reviewed on CNET. They're just not working for me to see all the confirmed updates coming to watch O [00:07:30] S nine, check out our hands on video in the top right corner or linked in the description. And let me know if there are any software upgrades or changes that you want to see to the next apple watch down in the comments. And while you're here, check out one of these apple watch videos. Some of them have yours truly starring in it, but before you go, you should give this video alike for a hands on reviews of the new apple watch or watches. Make sure to hit that subscribe button, click that bell for alerts. I'm Justin for CNET. [00:08:00] And I'll take you later.

Up Next

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Up Next

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On
nfl-cut-5-with-vo-00-00-34-02-still009

What It's Like Playing VR Football: NFL Pro Era Hands-On

I Tried Robot Pizza in Jersey — I'm Sorry, It's Fantastic
pizza-cut-v1-copy-01-00-00-49-18-still003

I Tried Robot Pizza in Jersey — I'm Sorry, It's Fantastic

Patent Expert Reacts to Google Patents
experrts-react-6

Patent Expert Reacts to Google Patents

Apple's Car Patents: A Breakdown
expert-reacts-4

Apple's Car Patents: A Breakdown

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More
bacon

Chef Reviews Plant-Based Steak, Bacon, Chicken Breast and More

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: What We Want to See
fold4preview1-00-00-19-18-still002

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4: What We Want to See

Best Air Fryers: Cheap vs. Expensive
220630-yt-cheap-vs-expensive-air-fryer-2

Best Air Fryers: Cheap vs. Expensive

A Tour of NASA's Moon Rocket Factory
artemis1

A Tour of NASA's Moon Rocket Factory

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane
xwing-aircraft-7

What it's Like to Fly in Xwing's Self-Flying Plane

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022
amazonmusthavesoct-24fps-00-07-57-17-still001

Fun Amazon Finds Under $150 for October 2022

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

Most Popular All most popular

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype
teslarobot

Watch Elon Musk Unveil Optimus Robot Prototype

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini
220922-yt-apple-stuff-ep-13-iphone-mini-isnt-dead-3

How Apple Could Bring Back the iPhone Mini

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements
supercutcnet

Tesla AI Day 2022: The Biggest Announcements

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images
dart-crash

DART Explained: First Asteroid Crash Images

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos
astroid-image-cms

See NASA's DART Probe Make Impact With Asteroid Dimorphos

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla
optimus-for-cms-1

Elon Musk Wants to Sell You an Optimus Robot for Less Than the Price of a Tesla

Latest Products All latest products

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference
fitbit-aroll-00-00-46-14-still001

Fitbit Sense 2 First Look: New Software Makes a Difference

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials
gopro1

GoPro Hero 11 Black Hands-on: Super-sized Sensor for All Your Socials

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5
psvr2

I Tried Out Sony's Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation 5

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look
watch8-sepic

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE: First Look

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance
bose-quietcomforst-ii

Bose QuietComfort EarBuds 2: Better design, better performance

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade
flip4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Review: A Diminutive but Fun Upgrade

Latest How To All how to videos

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys
3keyboards

How to Clean Your Keyboard's Sticky Keys

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC
psstill

How to Play Games from PlayStation Plus on PC

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account
phoneonorange

How to Delete or Disable Your Instagram Account

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit
dsc00641

Fix Your iPhone Screen With Apple's Self-Service Repair Kit

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022
budgetlaptops-00-08-35-15-still001

How to Buy a Budget Laptop in 2022

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use
googlepay-inhand

Google Pay: How to Set Up and Use