Apple’s first public beta of watchOS 7 is now available
But if you are ready to accept buggy software, you will find some great new features to explore. The most notable improvement of WatchOS 7 over watchOS 6 is the addition of sleep tracking. The update adds an app that will show you how long you slept the night before, although it doesn’t yet include a breakdown of sleep cycles.
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 significant but still welcome additions include new watch faces, as well as a feature that lets you share them with your friends. Apple Maps now includes support for bike routes – just in time for the re-release of Google maps On the platform. Of course, no portable update in 2020 would be complete without some sort of hand washing function. WatchOS 7 comes with automatic handwashing detection that will let you know how long you still need to rub your hands.
As usual, it’s probably best not to install the software on your Apple Watch if you use it every day. But if you are the type who likes to live on the outskirts, you can also install the macOS Big Sur and iOS 14 public betas.