Apple announced watchOS 7 in June at WWDC 2020, but the official release is only expected this fall. Developers already have access to the watchOS 7 beta, and today, Apple made the update available through Apple’s Public Beta Software Program. Now, we want to know if you’ve tried watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch, or if you decide to wait until fall.
watchOS 7 brings new watch faces and long-awaited features like many of the same app and sleep tracking. The update also allows for more exercise types, and it even detects when you’re washing your hands to display a 20-second countdown, helping users wash their hands properly to get rid of germs.
While iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and even tvOS have developer and public beta versions, Apple only makes pre-release versions of watchOS available to developers. This year, however, the company announced that the watchOS 7 preview will also be available as a public beta for the first time.
The company had promised to release the first watchOS 7 public beta in July, but it was delayed until this week. Apple hasn̵7;t discussed the delay yet, but it could be because the company wants to be confident that users won’t have any serious problems with the software.
Since Apple Watch does not have a USB connector, users cannot connect it to a computer to restore software if there is an error. It’s also impossible to downgrade watchOS, so the only way to fix a software problem in the Apple Watch is to bring it to the Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider (AASP).
It’s worth mentioning that watchOS 7 requires Apple Watch Series 3 or later, so the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 have both been discontinued this year.
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The official release of watchOS 7 is only expected later this year, so casual users will have to wait longer until they get all of these new features. However, with watchOS 7 now available to members of the Apple Beta Software Program, we want to know about you.
Have you tried watchOS 7 on your Apple Watch? Or did you decide to wait until fall? Let us know in the poll below and the detailed explanation in the comments!
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