Apple is expected to announce its next major software update for Apple Watch at its developer conference today.
Why it matters
Software updates bring new features to Apple Smart Watches and provide more context for the company’s general direction for Apple Watch.
What will be next
Apple is likely to preview the software today before releasing the final version to the public in the fall.
from Appleis a few minutes away and we will probably see a preview of the next major Apple Watch software update. It will probably be WatchOS 9, the new operating system is expected to debut along with Apple’s rumors and updates iPadOS 16 for iPhone and iPad.
Past yearshas introduced new iPhone portrait mode dials, a new Mindfulness app that replaces the Breathe app, and better cycling training detection. The software works on older devices like the Apple Watch Series 3, although some features may require newer models.
Although we will probably look at WWDC on WatchOS 9, the updated software may not be released until later this year. However, you may not need the latest hardware to take advantage of Apple’s latest features.
In the meantime, we collect, and the upcoming . Based on the rumors and reports we’ve seen so far about WatchOS 9, it sounds like we can expect some battery improvements and more health and safety features.
New low power mode
Apple has not made any major improvementsBattery life recently, but may soon have another fix. According to Bloomberg, Apple plans to introduce a new low-power mode with WatchOS 9, which would allow the device to run some applications and functions without consuming as much power. It sounds like it’s different from Apple Watch’s current power reserve feature, which only allows you to see the time and deactivates other features to save battery life.
A new feature like the one described by Bloomberg could help compensate for the relatively short life of the Apple Watch battery, which usually lasts about a day and a half. This, combined with the faster charging of the 7 Series, could significantly extend Apple Watch’s battery life, which could be important if you’re using it for sleep monitoring.
Car accident detection
Apple Watch can already assess your walking stability and see if it is. He may also be able to detect car accidents. Apple plans to use sensors on the iPhone and Apple Watch to identify real-time car accidents, according to The Wall Street Journal. The new feature could arrive this year. It sounds similar to the feature that Google already offers on its Pixel phones, which automatically call emergency numbers and share your location if it finds that you have had a serious car accident.
More health features, including medication reminders
Health has been one of Apple’s top priorities for years, and the company reportedly plans to take it a step further with the upcoming software update. Apple may add new tools to the iPhone Health app this year, including medication reminders and new sleep and women’s health tracking features, says Bloomberg.
Although the report states that it will be part of the Health app for the iPhone, it seems likely that these add-ons will somehow appear on Apple Watch, even if it’s just through notifications. According to Bloomberg, the drug management function would allow you to scan drugs in the Health app for iPhone and receive reminders.
Improved atrial fibrillation detection
Apple can also improve the way its smartwatch can detect atrial fibrillation, a common type of cardiac arrhythmia that can increase the risk of stroke. A further update to Apple Watch could allow the watch to detect what Bloomberg says is known as a “burden,” or how often a person experiences AFib for a period of time. The launch was to come afterwardsfrom the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April for atrial fibrillation detection technology.
New dials and types of exercises
Apple software updates usually introduce new dials and exercise types, and WatchOS 9 doesn’t seem to be an exception. Bloomberg also reports that the new dials and training modes will be part of Apple’s upcoming software release, although it has not revealed many details. New metrics for runners are also reportedly coming.
Apple has expanded its selection of workouts on Apple Watch in recent years. Added Pilates, Tai Chi and improved detection. In 2020, it also brought support for dance exercises to the watch.
Compatibility with older Apple Watch models
The last two Apple software updates have been compatible with watches as old as the Series 3, but there is a chance that this will change in 2022. Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International Securities known for his Apple forecasts, he said Series 3 may be discontinued because it will not be able to support the new version of WatchOS. This means that WatchOS 9 is likely to be compatible with Series 4 and later, although we will not know for sure until Apple releases this software.
Apple introduced the Series 3 in 2017 as the first model with a built-in mobile feature that allows it to work independently of the iPhone. Apple still sells Series 3 for $ 199 in addition to $ 279and $ 399 Apple Watch Series 7. But we because its specifications age. Its limited storage capacity also means it’s a chore to upgrade and there are better options for the price.
Launch date in September
If Apple sticks to its historic launch pattern, we can expect to see WatchOS 9 in September. Apple usually releases its new software along with a new watch model, 2021 being an exception. (Apple launched WatchOS 8 in September, but did not release Apple Watch Series 7 until October).
While we’ll probably have to wait until September, Apple is expected to detail the new features in WatchOS 9next week. (Here is .) Shortly afterwards, it is likely to release a public beta version of the software so that watch owners can test the unfinished version of the software before it is officially released.
What we want to see in WatchOS 9
Apple seems to have a lot ready for WatchOS 9, but there are a few featureswhich I would like to see. These include more detailed sleep monitoring, features to support rest and recovery after training, the ability to adjust activity goals for different days of the week, and other U1 chip usage. Some of these features, especially sleep monitoring and post-workout recovery, would help Apple Watch from Oura and Fitbit.
If these reports prove to be accurate, health and wellness will again be the main topics of Apple’s software update. It’s another sign that Apple Watch has evolved into a sophisticated health monitoring device that can do more than just record training and activities. The update will meet expectations wellwhich Bloomberg and WSJ say will be the first to come up with a temperature sensor.