Apple has already released beta versions for its next major updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. Yesterday, the company also released the watchOS to the public beta mix. So, users who have an Apple Watch Series 3, 4, or 5, can try out the latest software before Apple releases its final version later in the Fall.
The new watchOS 7 update brings some great new watch faces and more convenient ways of sharing these Watch faces between friends and downloading custom layouts from the web. But, besides that, the new software includes some unique new features such as sleep tracking, improved maps, a dance setting in the Watch’s workout app, hearing settings, as well as using Siri to translate. Moreover, it also brings a very useful feature in the current pandemic context. This app automatically recognizes when you are washing your hands and send you a notification to advise you to keep washing them for a full 20 seconds.
New public beta released by Apple – WatchOS 7
As Apple launches public beta for its new Watch, we see some great features that come with the latest software. The most interesting feature is the sleep tracking feature. The new watchOS 7 has a new Sleep app that will show users how many hours they’ve been asleep each night. Yet, the new app doesn’t yet divide into the quality of sleep and different sleep cycles.
Thanks to the new watchOS 7, the Apple Watch will also gain improved fitness tracking as the software brings new features such as metrics for dance, functional strength training, and even cooldown activities. Moreover, the new software has an excellent addition for cycling enthusiasts. The Maps app of the Apple Watch will have support for cycling directions.
Apart from these significant new features on the Apple Watch as Apple launches public beta watchOS 7, there are also other small, yet very useful improvements. For example, the new software will bring on-device dictation, which brings much faster speech to text. Also, it will come with translation support with Siri. If you want to learn more about the new features that come with watchOS 7, you can find a full list of them on the company’s website. Plus, starting yesterday, Apple Watch users can test the new features themselves.
Now, it’s too early to determine whether or not the final version of the software will provide users with the same features as the beta version. It is known that the beta version is a trial version. Plus, if you rely on your Apple Watch on a daily basis, it may not be the best idea to install the beta version of the watchOS 7 on your primary device as there might be some bugs or other problems that the development team might have missed. The company itself even recommended this saying that users should only install the beta software on their devices that aren’t business-critical.