Since WWDC 2022 has been officially made public and we’re getting ready to release watchOS 9. This is the next major update of Apple’s software platform designed for the Apple Watch. Apple Watch. Check out the following article to recap the most recent rumors and predictions for the watchOS 9 release this year, which includes new features, information about the release, and much more.
When will watchOS 9 be released?
watchOS 9 is likely to be announced on the 6th of June in WWDC 2022’s main keynote. The announcement will be made online, but specific developers and students can attend the event in person in Apple Park.
After an announcement, Apple is expected to test its operating system over a couple of months before releasing it to everyone in September, similar to what Apple has done in the last few years.
watchOS 9 supported devices
One of the most frequent issues people ask each year is whether Apple will end support for old Apple Watch models. After the launch of watchOS 8, Apple maintained compatibility with all devices compatible with watchOS 7, although limiting the functions of many.
There are rumors that Apple may finally eliminate its Apple Watch Series 3 from its lineup, it’s likely that watchOS 9 will be the last update to the smartwatch of 2017. The reason Apple might keep it on for another year is because of its low cost along with compatibility with Apple Fitness+. Here’s the list of gadgets that will support watchOS 9.
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 3
New features added to watchOS 9
While there isn’t much information about watchOS 9. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman gives a few details about what we can anticipate from the watchOS this year due to speculation regarding Apple Watch Series 8. Here are a few features we can expect from the upcoming watchOS operating system that will be available for Apple Watch, as posted in his Power On newsletter:
Afib burden detection or the ability to track the frequency at which a patient is experiencing atrial fibrillation during a specific time
Low-power mode which works with features and apps that expand on the power reserve. Power Reserve toggle;
Satellite connectivity allows for the sending of short text messages as well as SOS notifications to the emergency service when you are away from mobile connectivity
- The new sleep tracking feature
- The Health app for women has new women’s medical and health tracking features in the Health app
- New exercises
- New and updated watch faces.
We’re expecting more information about watchOS 9 to be revealed as we get closer to WWDC 2022, which will begin in June. In the meantime, it appears that watchOS 9 is likely to be a very interesting update, with Apple focused on larger screens and more accurate fitness tracking.
What do you expect to get on the horizon for watchOS 9? What’s top of your list? Tell us by leaving a comment.