Apple has officially released the public beta of watchOS 7 for Apple Watch. Now, users will get to use new features that were announced at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. It will arrive either in late September or early October. Apple has had the watchOS beta program for years now. However, this marks the first time that Apple releases it as a public beta.
“We’re energized by the positive impact Apple Watch is having on our customers and are excited to deliver meaningful new tools that support their health, fitness, and wellness,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.
The new features included in watchOS 7:
Official automatic sleep tracking which has been missing for years. It will help you in creating a schedule and a bedtime routine so you can meet your sleep goals. You van also get a sleep analysis chart showing how much you have slept in the past week.
Improved bicycle directions and navigation. The watch will tap you on the wrist when it is time to turn. This will make it great for bike rides. Maps have directions just for cyclists.
More watch face customization are powerful, and discoverable than ever. Users will now be able to share custom watch faces by texting, emailing, or posting a link online, can download faces from curated lists on the App Store and also from websites and social media.
A new hand-washing timer which will automatically detect when you begin washing your hands and will alert you after 20‑second. It uses motion sensors, microphone, and on-device machine learning to automatically detect handwashing motions and sounds. It can also remind you to wash your hands when you get home.
New workout modes such as Dance, Functional Strength Training, Core Training, and even your post-workout Cooldown. There is also a redesigned Activity app on iPhone, now called Fitnes. It will provide a streamlined view of workout data.
New Siri updates which will allow you to do almost anything on your watch hands-free, just by asking. It will be faster.
The watchOS 7 public beta can be downloaded on Apple Watch Series 3, 4 and 5. Also, new public beta can not be downloaded on Apple Watch Series 1 and 2. In addition, your iPhone must be running on iOS 14 beta otherwise you will not be able to install the new version on your Watch. Also, you will not be able to move back to watchOS 6 after installing the public beta on your Apple Watch.
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