Today, Apple has released the new watchOS 7 beta 7 to developers after the release of watchOS 7 beta 6 last week. At the World Wide Developer Conference online 2020 event, Apple launched the software for Apple Watch with a public release scheduled in Fall.
Registered developers can easily upgrade their smartwatches to the latest beta version of the new operating system: on the iPhone, tap on the Apple Watch app, and navigate to General > Software Update. For the installation, developers must make sure that the Apple Watch has 50 percent battery, is placed on the charger, and is within the range of their paired iPhone.
Users who wish to try out the new watchOS 7 before their public release, they should register with Apple Developer Center for a $99 per year membership. However, it can be a costly membership for some. Luckily we have a free of cost way for users to try out the new watchOS 7 beta 7 here.
The beta versions of the upcoming operating systems are unstable in the testing phase which might lead to loss of data, or chances to brick the phone. Therefore, users are advised to preferably wait for the public release or install watchOS beta on a secondary device.
watchOS 7 Beta 7
As the time for the public release is coming closer, Apple has released new beta 7 of the watchOS 7 with bug fixes and performance improvements to make the software stable. It is also expected that the iPhone maker will not include any new features or changes in the operating system in the coming days.
The latest Apple Watch software, watchOS 7 offers many new features to elevate users’ experience. The watchOS 7 brings a native sleep tracking feature in the Health app which was highly requested by users for many years. Using the watch’s accelerometer for detection of micro-movements to show respiration during sleep, the feature is designed to help users track and monitor their sleep time and improve good night’s rest routines.
Now the Apple Watch will automatically detect the sound of running water and will display a 20 seconds count down to wash hands properly. There are new workout types with a redesigned Fitness app (previously called Activity app). A unique hearing feature is also introduced in watchOS 7 which will inform users of how loudly they are listening to the audio on their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPod touch, and headphones.
Users will be able to customize and share watch faces with family friends via the Facesharing feature. The new watchOS 7 will be compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3 and later.