We’re getting ready for the release of watchOS 9 now that WWDC 2022 has been officially announced. This will be the next major version of Apple’s Apple Watch software platform. Below, we’ll go through all of the latest watchOS 9 speculations and expectations for this year, including new features, release dates, and more.
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Here’s everything we know about watchOS 9 so far, including new features, compatible devices, and more.
When will Apple’s watchOS 9 be released?
The keynote for WWDC 2022 is expected to be held on June 6, and watchOS 9 will most likely be unveiled then. Although some students and developers will be able to attend the keynote in person at Apple Park, the event will be streamed live online.
Following the announcement, Apple will test the operating system for a few months before making it available to everyone in September, as it has done in previous years.
Devices that work with watchOS 9
Every year, one of the most common concerns is whether Apple will continue to support older Apple Watch models. Apple maintained compatibility with all of the devices that were supported by watchOS 7 with the release of watchOS 8, however many functions were limited.
Because speculations suggest that Apple may finally drop the Apple Watch Series 3 from its range, watchOS 8.5 is likely to be the smartwatch’s final upgrade. Because of its low pricing and compatibility with Apple Fitness+, Apple may be able to keep it going for another year. The following is a list of devices that should work with watchOS 9:
1: Apple Watch Series 7
2: Apple Watch Series 6
3: Apple Watch SE
4: Apple Watch Series 5
5: Apple Watch Series 4
6: Apple Watch Series 3
In watchOS 9, there are some new features.
1: Despite the fact that little is known about watchOS 9, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman offers a few hints about what to expect from this year’s watchOS according to Apple Watch Series 8 speculations. According to his Power On email, here are some of the things we might expect from the forthcoming Apple Watch operating system.
2: Afib burden detection, or the ability to monitor how often a user is in a state of atrial fibrillation over a particular period.
3: A low-power mode that works with apps and features, expanding upon the Power Reserve toggle.
4; Satellite connectivity for sending short text messages and SOS alerts to emergency services when away from cellular connectivity.
5: New sleep tracking feature.
6: New women’s health and medication tracking features within the Health app.
7; New workouts;
8: New and revamped watch faces.
As we get closer to WWDC 2022, which starts on June 6, we expect more information on watchOS 9. In the meanwhile, it appears that watchOS 8.5 will be a worthwhile upgrade, with Apple focused on larger screens and improved fitness monitoring.