Apple has just launched its WWDC 2020, the conference for developers who are discovering the many new features to come on watchOS 7 but also iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and even macOS 11.
This edition was still very special, given the disruption caused by the coronavirus … Here, no audience, but an event completely online!
In this article, we will list the new features around watchOS 7, the new version of the operating system for the watch connected to the Apple.
WatchOS 7: what’s new?
Last year, when switching to watchOS 6, the most important announcement was none other than the integration of the App Store for the watch, in order to offer the possibility for developers to let their imagination run wild for the little one. dial.
This year, thanks to SwiftUI, the studios will be able to go even further because it will be possible to have several complications on the same screen, and therefore more information.
Another novelty was rumored: the sharing of dials! The latter will, as its name suggests, quickly send a configuration to those close to you.
Some applications may even offer their own pre-configured dials.
As on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Plans is improving and displays cycling routes with elevation differences on the route … Regarding sport, and the Exercise application, it will be possible to find dancing as an activity.
The Activity application on the iPhone now becomes Fitness and offers a redesign of the design, for our greatest pleasure! On the health side, Apple adds sleep tracking with the ability to configure goals to go to bed on time and wake up at the right time.
To go further, we can define a routine for falling asleep well, by putting the watch in sleep mode with music or breathing exercises.
When you wake up, the watch will trigger a discreet alarm so as not to disturb your partner. Meanwhile, the watch will monitor our movements during the night to compile statistics.
It is topical, but the watch will be able to detect a handwash through movements, and thus tell you how many times you wash each day, by reminding you to do it.
After the first tests, watchOS 7 is 2x faster but has removed a feature: Force Touch.
WatchOS 7: Compatible Apple Watches
As for watchOS 7 compatibility, the new firmware requires iPhone 6s or later with iOS 14 or later and one of the following Apple Watch models:
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
Yes, the Apple Watch 0, Apple Watch 1 and Apple Watch 2 have been dropped this year. Certainly to allow the substantial speed gains that we observed on the first beta.