Apple has released the second watchOS 7 developer beta. The update comes only two weeks after the launch of the first watchOS 7 developer beta at WWDC 2020 online event on June 22. Users can expect the public watchOS 7 public beta by the end of this month and the final release in fall.
To install watchOS 7 developer beta on an Apple Watch, users must be registered on Apple Developer Center. Registered developers can simply update their device by tapping on Settings > General > Software update. It is imperative that the Apple Watch has at least 50% battery and is placed on the charger. iPhone must also have adequate storage space to download the update and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth must be enabled on both devices.
The Apple developer account costs $99.99 per month which might be over the budget for enthusiasts who want to try the latest software update before its public release. So, non-registered users can download watchOS 7 by following our guide. Having said that, it is not recommended to install the developer beta as it is not stable and might have bugs.
The latest major update for Apple Watch is packed with new features and performance improvements. Here is a list of some new features in the watchOS 7:
- Sleep tracker: A much requested native sleep tracking feature is finally introduced by Cupertino HQ. In the Health app, users can enable sleep tracking to monitor their sleep patterns and the quality of their slumber. Users can also set alarms and bedtime reminders.
- Hand washing detection: To encourage better hygiene routine, Apple has introduced a new ‘handwashing’ detector that hears the sound of running water and automatically displays a 20-second timer for hand washing.
- Workout modes: Four new workout modes are added in the Workout app in Apple Watch: dance, core training, strength training, and cool down.
- Watch Faces: Users will be able to create new watch faces and also share them via ‘face sharing’ with others via messages or on social media.
Besides these latest updates, watchOS offers much more to enhance user experience. It will be compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later.
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