WWDC 2020: watchOS 7 Announced with Native Sleep Tracking


INTRO: Along with the announcements of iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur, Cupertino based giant Apple also announced watchOS 7 today during WWDC 2020. The new list of watchOS comes with mostly expected changes it, including the native sleep tracking and watch face sharing.

Native Sleep Tracking

After using multiple third-party apps all this time, now you will now be able to use sleep tracking natively and easily. The watch will track sleep by tracking how you are moving and how much, along with some ML to figure that out if you’re asleep. When it will be tracking sleep, the display will be turned off, and so you can tap on it to view the time.

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With new updates, you will also be able to choose between a regular ringing alarm or a taptic alarm in the morning. More than that, the Health app on your iPhone will have an updated sleep section that shows all of these metrics.

Updated Complications and Watch Face Sharing

The Apple watchOS 7 also adds a new capability to complications. Previously, the apps can only have one complication on a watch face, watchOS 7 will let a user put as many complications from a single app as they like to. In this way, you can customize all your watch faces for some specific activities that you’re interested in doing along with it. IF talking of complications, the selection screen has also been newly redesigned in watchOS 7. You can now also share your watch face with others via messages, or even through social media. It also lets you download watch faces from third-party apps, or even from different websites.

New Workout Modes

The Workout app in watchOS 7 is also getting new workout modes. It includes a new dance workout, functional strength training, and cooldown relaxation thing also. The Activity app has also been redesigned and renamed to ‘Fitness’.

Handwash Detection

The one thing which is added keeping in mind the current situation is that which is added to Apple Watch with watchOS 7 is handwash detection. With this, the Apple Watch automatically detects when you’re washing hands and it will start a 20-second timer. This is to ensure that you wash your hands for the proper amount of time not more nor less.

watchOS 7 will get a public beta in July, for the first time ever, and a stable release will follow later in the year.


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