Is your Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 7?

The Apple Watch will also get a new operating system this fall. But not all generations are taken into account. Is my Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 7? - If you are asking yourself this question, then you are in the right place. Because in the following you will not only find the most important new features of the watch system from Apple, but also a list of the series that can install the upgrade. You can find more brand new information from Monday's WWDC20 keynote in mine Summary of the presentation ;)

Which Apple Watch does watchOS 7 get? Is your smart watch compatible with the new OS? Find out here!
Which Apple Watch does watchOS 7 get? Is your smart watch compatible with the new OS? Find out here!

Is your Apple Watch compatible with watchOS 7?

Where we read a number of rumors in advance about the new iPhone operating system iOS 14 (some of which were confirmed one-to-one), there were almost no leaks about watchOS. Not even for compatibility. But that doesn't matter, because now there is the official information from Apple. These Smart Watch models from Cupertino get the update:

  • Apple Watch Series 3 - 2017
  • Apple Watch Series 4 - 2018
  • Apple Watch Series 5 - 2019
  • Apple Watch Series 6 - 2020 (tba)
Screenshot from the Apple website with the official watchOS 7 preview.
Screenshot from the Apple website with the official watchOS 7 preview.

New features for the smart watch from Apple

In the pre-recorded WWDC 2020 keynote, which was shown on Monday as a live stream on YouTube, among other things, it was about macOS 11.0 Big Sur, iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and the new ones Apple silicon Chip also around watchOS 7. New functions, improvements and extensions were presented, which I will show you in bullet points below (more information at Apple):

  • Watch Faces: The dials that represent the watch's home screen can be designed even more individually; Information from all kinds of apps can be integrated
  • Face sharing: The compiled time and information displays can be shared with others; not only from one person to another, but also via app or website
  • Sleep App: The much discussed and often requested Sleep Tracker (sleep monitoring) comes on the Apple Watch, in conjunction with bedtime settings and data analysis on the iPhone
  • Charging reminders: Due to the limited battery life, there is a charging notification when the battery is close to bedtime at approx. 30%; when charging in the morning there is a notification when the charge level has reached 100%
  • Fitness: The activity app becomes a fitness app and offers new possibilities for workouts with dancing, core training and functional strength training
  • Navigation: As with iOS and macOS, cycling with appropriate navigation and the display of inclines, stairs and so on is the focus of the map app
  • Wash hands: If the watch detects that you are washing your hands through movement and sound, a 20-second counter starts, which should ensure that you scrub off all viruses and other germs long and thoroughly enough
  • Siri: Siri is also becoming smarter and more functional on the Apple Watch; for example, the voice assistant can now send voice messages
  • And even more

Watch the Apple WWDC 2020 Keynote on YouTube

Now you know which Apple Watch gets the watchOS 7 upgrade. You also already know a few important new functions and improvements for the watch from Cupertino. If you also want to find out more about iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11.0 Big Sur, Apple TV innovations and Apple's own ARM processor "Apple Silicon", you can attend the keynote on Monday as Video on YouTube watch - or watch here with the player integrated below;)

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