Apple Seeds First Public Beta of watchOS 7 to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the first public beta of an upcoming watchOS 7 update to public beta testers, one week after seeding the fourth beta to developers and a month and a half after the Worldwide Developers Conference.

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The update can be downloaded after installing the proper profile from Apple's Public Beta website. watchOS 7 should not be installed on a primary device as it is still an early beta and there could be bugs.

watchOS 7 is a major update that introduces a new Sleep Tracking feature for the Apple Watch, which is designed to measure how long you're asleep as you wear the Apple Watch while sleeping.

It comes along with a Wind Down feature that helps you establish a bedtime routine to make it easier to fall asleep at night, as well as a Sleep Mode that turns on Do Not Disturb and dims the Apple Watch display.

The Apple Watch can also wake you up with haptic vibrations, providing a weather report in the morning as well as info on battery life so you can get your day started.

Along with these sleep tracking features, the Apple Watch has automatic handwashing detection that listens for the sound of running water and handwashing motions and then starts a 20-second timer so you can make sure you're washing your hands for the appropriate amount of time.

There's a new watch Face Sharing feature that lets you share watch faces with others and install new watch faces from the App Store, Messages, Mail, websites, and more.

There's a new Chronograph Pro face with tachymeter, updates to complications, and new workout options in the newly renamed Fitness app, which was previously the Activity app.

The Maps app now supports directions for cyclists, Siri provides spoken translations, and there's a Shortcuts app on the Apple Watch. For more on what's new in watcOS 7, make sure to check out our watchOS 7 roundup.

watchOS 7 is limited to the Apple Watch Series 3, Series 4, and Series 5 models, and is not compatible with the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2.

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Top Rated Comments

Alfredo_Delgado Avatar
49 months ago
Uhm, hello. I think that should be Pubic Beta.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Naeborra Avatar
49 months ago

A public watch beta. Interesting
It could’ve been worse. They may have forgotten the L all together.
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MacBird Avatar
49 months ago
Mods, there is a typo, 'Pulbic' instead of 'Public' in the graphic.

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MrGimper Avatar
49 months ago
This is a can of worms being opened.... no roll-back capability. Hmmmmmm.
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metalsiren Avatar
49 months ago
yea I am not touching this one , nope,nope :)
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RockTheGlobe Avatar
49 months ago

The betas for watchOS 7 have been great apart from minor graphical bugs. Had it since beta 1 and no issues at all. Can’t see why anyone would want to roll back to 6, I guess Apple don’t either since it’s now public.
I've had serious problems with WatchOS7, including my Series 3 freezing, hard-crashing and rebooting on its own several times a day. Also, there's an issue with Series 3 where users are told they don't have enough room on their AW to install so they have to unpair and re-pair the watch to download & install successfully; not everyone may want to jump through that hoop for every beta seed.
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