Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 11 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 11 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the first beta was released following the WWDC 2024 keynote.

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To install the ‌‌watchOS 11‌ update, developers need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the ‌watchOS 11‌ Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, ‌watchOS 11‌ can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

‌watchOS 11‌ introduces a new Vitals app that aggregates health metrics collected during sleep like heart rate and respiratory rate, providing day-to-day health insights to track whether something has changed. There's also a Training Load feature for monitoring the intensity of workouts and how that impacts the body over time.

The Smart Stack has been updated with new widgets and support for Live Activities and Translate, plus it is better able to suggest widgets based on time and daily routine. The Photos watch face includes suggestions for the best images to use, and the Check In safety feature now works with Workouts.

Activity Rings can be customized to change the goals for each day, and there is an option to pause for rest days or when ill without losing an activity streak. Double Tap now works for navigating through apps with one hand, and Apple Maps lets users create their own walking and hiking routes.

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BarrettF77 Avatar
4 weeks ago

it bricked my watch lol
Are you joking or being serious? This isn't the place to be joking. And if so, what series.
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BarrettF77 Avatar
3 weeks ago

Well that doesn’t sound fun.
I’m not to impressed with his LOL as those can’t be restored like a phone or other devices. So his lack of clarification is suspect and don’t find it very amusing unless he’s wealthy and has money to burn and time to waste.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Motawa Avatar
4 weeks ago
it bricked my watch lol
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3 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/24/apple-seeds-watchos-11-beta-2-to-developers/')

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 11 update to developers for testing purposes, with the beta coming two weeks after the first beta ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/10/apple-first-developer-betas-new-software/') was released following the WWDC 2024 keynote.



To install the ‌watchOS 11 update, developers need to open the Apple Watch app, go to the Software Update section under "General" in Settings, and toggle on the watchOS 11 Developer Beta. An Apple ID linked to a developer account is required.

Once beta updates have been activated, watchOS 11 can be downloaded under the same Software Update section. To install software, an Apple Watch needs to have 50 percent battery life and it must be placed on an Apple Watch charger.

watchOS 11 introduces a new Vitals app that aggregates health metrics collected during sleep like heart rate and respiratory rate, providing day-to-day health insights to track whether something has changed. There's also a Training Load feature for monitoring the intensity of workouts and how that impacts the body over time.

The Smart Stack has been updated with new widgets and support for Live Activities and Translate, plus it is better able to suggest widgets based on time and daily routine. The Photos watch face includes suggestions for the best images to use, and the Check In safety feature now works with Workouts.

Activity Rings can be customized to change the goals for each day, and there is an option to pause for rest days or when ill without losing an activity streak. Double Tap now works for navigating through apps with one hand, and Apple Maps lets users create their own walking and hiking routes.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 11 to Developers ('https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/24/apple-seeds-watchos-11-beta-2-to-developers/')
I’m curious to see if there is any increase to the Apple Watch battery life with beta 2. I have both the iPhone beta on my 15 pro max and the Watch beta on my first gen ultra. iPhone has only had a minimal reduction in battery life, but my first gen ultra has had its battery life practically cut in half!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)