Apple has released watchOS 7.3 with a new Unity watch face, Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers, ECG support for 4 new countries, and a bug fix for zoom accessibility feature.
The first watchOS 7.3 beta was released back in December. Apple released only two beta updates, followed by a release candidate a few days ago.
Apple has been gradually rolling out ECG support to more countries with each watchOS update. When it was first launched with Apple Watch Series 4, ECG was only available in the United States. Now, with ECG app roll-out to Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand, it is available in 67 countries and regions, alongside irregular heart rhythm notifications.
This new software update also includes a new dynamic Unity watch face that changes its shape throughout the day as you move more. Unity watch face has been designed by Apple to celebrate and acknowledge Black history and culture and is accompanied by the launch of a limited-edition Apple Watch Series 6 and Black Unity Sport Band.
Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers was released as a new audio experience for Workout app as part of watchOS 7.3 release candidate, but the feature was rolled-out to watchOS 7.2 users too yesterday.
What’s new in watchOS 7.3?
Here’s are the official watchOS 7.3 release notes from Apple:
- Unity watch face—inspired by the colors of the Pan-African Flag, the shapes change throughout the day as you move creating a face that’s unique to you
- Time to Walk for Apple Fitness+ subscribers—an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk
- ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, and Thailand
- Irregular heart rhythm notifications in Japan, Mayotte, Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand
- Fix for an issue where Control Center and Notification Center may be unresponsive when Zoom is enabled
watchOS 7.3 compatible models
watchOS 7.3 is compatible with the following Apple Watch models:
Download and install watchOS 7.3
To upgrade your Apple Watch to the new software update, open the Watch app on your paired iPhone, and navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. Tap download and install when the update appears. Just make sure that your Apple Watch has at least 50% battery charge, and is placed on its charger during the update process. Don’t forget to enter your PIN code when your Watch asks for it before the software update begins.