Developers will be able to see Apple watchOS 9 on June 6 at WWDC 22. The specific release date will be revealed at the same time as the Apple Watch Series 8 event. However, shortly after the WWDC 2022, developers and public beta testers will be able to try out the features of the impending watchOS 9. After the watchOS 9 announcements, the first public beta should be available in a few weeks.
Apple watchOS 9 Compatible Devices
Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch SE (2020) from last year are guaranteed to receive a taste of the impending Apple watchOS 9. The availability of the 2017 Apple Watch Series 3 has yet to be confirmed. However, based on past trends, we should expect watchOS 9 to be available for Apple Watch Series 4 and newer, although nothing has been announced as of yet. Here’s the full list of devices that should work with watchOS 9.
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch Series SE
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 8 (upcoming)
Apple watchOS 9 features
According to the sources, Apple watchOS 9 is a significant improvement for Apple Watch. Yes, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 16 will not have a complete overhaul, but this is not the case with watchOS 9., here is what he mentioned in Power On Newsletter:
“While I don’t expect Apple to present a full redesign of the software, there should be major changes across the system, new ways of interacting, and some new Apple apps. The news about watchOS 9 will be significant as well.”
Apple has announced new accessibility features that will be available later this year. As a result, some of these accessibility enhancements may be included in iOS 16 and watchOS 9. Door detection, Apple Watch Mirroring, Sound Detection, and more functions are included. Now let’s take a look at some more features that may come with watchOS 9.
Apple has increased battery life on iPhones in previous years through both software and hardware improvements. The Apple Watch will get a new low-power mode that works with built-in watchOS functions and applications to improve battery life. Power reserve mode will most likely take its place.
More new health features
The next version of watchOS will also include a few health-related improvements for the Apple Watch. The upgrade may include Afib burden detection, which helps measure how often a person is in a state of burden, new sleep tracking capabilities, new features for women’s health, medication tracking features, glucose monitoring, body temperature readings, new exercises, and more, according to the leaks.
Car Crash Detection
Apple included a fall detection feature in Apple Watch Series 7 last year. Apple is rumored to be working on a Car Crash Detection function for Apple watchOS 9 or even the Apple Watch Series 8. The company intends to utilize the iPhone and Apple Watch’s sensors to detect road accidents. When an emergency arises, the function will immediately phone 911.
New Watch Faces
Apple adds new Watch Faces to the Apple Watch with each each watchOS update. Similarly, watchOS 9 is likely to do the same. Yes, your Apple Watch will get some new Watch Faces.