But if you’re willing to use software with bugs, you’ll find convenient new features to check out. WatchOS 7’s most noticeable improvement over watchOS 6 is the addition of sleep tracking. The update adds an app that will tell you how long you slept the night before – although it doesn’t include a sleep cycle breakdown.
Apple has also updated the Activity app. It’s now called Fitness and includes more accurate calorie tracking for activities like functional strength and core training. Other less important but still welcome additions include new watch faces, as well as a feature that allows you to share them with your friends. Apple Maps now includes support for cycling directions ̵1; just in time for Google Maps to be re-released on the platform. Of course, no wearable update by 2020 would be complete without some sort of hand-washing feature. WatchOS 7 comes with automatic hand wash detection that will let you know how long you need to wash your hands.
As always, it’s best not to install this software on your Apple Watch if you use it daily. But if you’re the self-contained type, you can also install the macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 public beta.