The event Apple announced the rollout of watchOS 9 and iOS 16, starting September 12. See if you’re on the list of Apple Watch users who will get watchOS 9.
At its Far Out event, Apple has officially launched the iPhone 14 product line, Apple Watch Series 8, upgradeable and affordable Apple Watch SEPremium Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro earbuds 2. However, there are two other big announcements that have been officially announced through the iPhone maker, but in secret. Apple has confirmed rolling out the final versions of iOS 16 for iPhones and watchOS 9 for Apple Watch users. After three months of beta testing, Apple has finally decided to bring Apple’s next operating systems to the iPhone and Apple Watch. Starting September 12, next Monday, iPhone as well Apple Watch users will be able to update their system with the latest operating system. Here, let’s discover all about watchOS 9 and who will get the update.
watchOS 9 officially launches with the launch of Apple Watch Series 8
With the launch of the Apple Watch Series 8 this year, Apple has officially announced, “watchOS 9 will be available for Apple Watch Series 4 and later on Monday, September 12.” That means the biggest and latest update to the Apple Watch software will be available for the Apple Watch Series 4 or later, the latest Apple Watch SE and Apple Watch Ultra series. To connect to the wide range of features, it requires iPhone 8 or later and iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later running on iOS 16, also scheduled to launch on September 12.
watchOS 9 update
WatchOS 9 includes new advanced running metrics to measure performance, like Step Length, Ground Contact Time, Vertical Oscillation, and Running Power. New exercise views, such as Segment, Split, and Elevation, provide key metrics at a glance. It also brings an important update to the Workout app and the Sleep app. There’s a new Medicines app that keeps track of all the medications and vitamins a user takes on a daily basis.
Apple said, “users diagnosed with AFib can enable the FDA-cleared AFib History feature and access important information, including an estimate of how often their heart rate has signs of AFib.”