Apple watchOS 7 official version released (including the update log)
Apple today officially released the official version of watchOS 7, adding new ways to discover/share watch faces, sleep tracking, automatic hand washing detection and other functions.
Naijatechnews learned, watchos 7 through a dedicated application on the iPhone Apple Watch download for free by going to General> Software Update . To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs at least 50% battery, it needs to be placed on the charger, and it must be within range of the iPhone.
The watchOS 7 update is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 models . It cannot be installed on the first-generation Apple Watch, Series 1 or Series 2 Apple Watch models.
Apple introduced many new health, fitness and other functions to Apple Watch through watchOS7. There is also a new “face sharing” feature, which is designed to allow users to share their own watch faces and install watch faces shared by others, but users still cannot create their own watch faces.
Apple has introduced several new watch faces, including GMT for displaying multiple time zones, Count Up for tracking elapsed time, Chronograph Pro with a speedometer, Typograph for displaying numbers in a custom style, made by Jeff McFetridge Artist dials with works of art, etc.
Apple has also added support for multiple complex scenarios for a single application, so you can better customize the watch face to suit the needs of users.
The new “Sleep” application allows users to track sleep by wearing a watch at night, while the Apple Watch can also provide sleep analysis. The watch uses an accelerometer to detect subtle movements related to breathing, so it knows when the user is asleep or awake.
“Sleep Mode” will automatically turn off the screen and enable “Do Not Disturb”. When the user wakes up, the Apple Watch will emit a soft sound or use a tactile alert, and it will provide weather reports and battery information.
watchOS 7 has a “family settings” option, through which iPhone users can manage and set up Apple Watch for children or other family members. Parents can control contacts and downloaded apps, Schooltime mode can limit Apple Watch functions when necessary, and can use “Find My Location” for location tracking.
Through family settings, children can call and text their parents, talk to Siri, play music, download apps, use the new Memoji app to create Memoji, and use Apple Pay with funds provided by their parents. Family sharing also includes an “activity tracking” option and is optimized for children.
The new hand washing detection function allows Apple Watch to hear the sound of water and then starts a 20-second timer to remind users to wash their hands within an appropriate time.
The “Activity” app has been renamed to “Fitness” and has a complete interface. Later this year, the “Fitness” app will be used with the new “Fitness+” service, which allows Apple Watch owners to Access fitness advisors on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad. The new “fitness” app also allows users to customize exercise goals, including standing time and exercise time. Apple Watch can measure the ascent speed of stairs, the descending speed of stairs and six-minute walk time estimation, all of which can be found in the “health” app Found in.
The riding route of the Maps app is consistent with the new riding feature on iPhone, and Siri now provides voice translation. Apple has also launched a new Siri application for Apple Watch.
WatchOS 7 can automatically reduce the sound when the user wears headphones to protect hearing health. The maximum volume setting also helps prevent hearing damage.
When paired with Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch provides a blood oxygen test application that allows users to read blood oxygen readings. The blood oxygen app is limited to certain countries or regions and requires iPhone 6s or higher to pair with Apple Watch Series 6.
The user needs to remain still after opening the application, start tapping and keep the arm steady for 15 seconds to obtain blood oxygen readings. Blood oxygen monitoring uses red and green LEDs and infrared rays to measure the amount of light reflected back through a photodiode to determine the amount of oxygen in the blood.