Apple Releases watchOS 6.2.5 With ECG App in Saudi Arabia, New Pride Watch Faces

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Apple today released watchOS 6.2.5, the eighth update to the watchOS 6 operating system that's designed to run on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 6.2.5 comes over a month after the release of watchOS 6.2.1, an update that introduced a FaceTime bug fix.

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watchOS 6.2.5 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated ‌‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌‌ app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update. To install the new software, the ‌‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌‌ needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the ‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌.

No new features were found during the watchOS 6.2.5 beta testing period, but the update introduces new Pride-themed ‌Apple Watch‌ faces that are designed to match this year's Pride bands.


According to Apple's release notes, the update also introduces the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications in Saudi Arabia.

watchOS 6.2.5 includes new features, improvements and bug fixes:
ECG app on ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 or later now available in Saudi Arabia
Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Saudi Arabia

watchOS 6.2.5 could be one of the last updates to ‌watchOS 6‌ as Apple transitions to working on watchOS 7. watchOS 7 will be unveiled in June during Apple's digital WWDC event.

There is also a parallel watchOS 5.3.7 update for watches paired with older iPhones unable to run iOS 13.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 6
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

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2 weeks ago


They don't appeal to me. There are many colour combinations that are equally unappealing.

Well nobody is forcing you use those as your watch face
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2 weeks ago


They don't appeal to me. There are many colour combinations that are equally unappealing.

Then, stay with me here, don’t use them.
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2 weeks ago
Possibly the first time that “Saudi Arabia” and ”Pride” have appeared in the same sentence. Or ever will again.
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2 weeks ago
I would have loved for a software update to actually list out what has been improved, even if they are minor bugs, but Apple is turning into the likes of Facebook, etc. that are too darn lazy to provide unique update notes with each release. Instead, it's the same boring boilerplate text every single time. So annoying. Zero respect for tech-minded users.
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2 weeks ago


What makes you say that?

They don't appeal to me. There are many colour combinations that are equally unappealing.
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2 weeks ago


Those new faces are certainly three less reasons to buy a watch o_O

What makes you say that?
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