The Apple watchOS 6 has now been available for a month for Series 3, 4 and 5 of the Apple Watch. For users of the older versions, like Series one and two, the OS update is yet to be rolled out. Here are some things you need to know before the update hits.
What does watchOS 6 include?
In case you were not able to catch the update, you should know that the watchOS 6 has several new features. Not all of them are supported by Series one and two of the watch. For other models, new first-party applications have been made available. The calculator, voice memo maker and Audiobooks are part of this package. watchOS 6 also has introduced an application which is solely an Application Store for Apple Watches.
Those who use this feature will be able to search for and discover applications from their watch that they can download and use on it rather than being dependant on the iPhone. Developers will soon be releasing an Apple Watch which is autonomous from the use of an iPhone. New features added by the watchOS 6 are the health and fitness features and an amalgamation of ‘Trends’ which will show the trajectory of your usage, and ‘Highlights’ as well as ‘Favorites’.
When will watchOS 6 be released for Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2?
The watchOS 6 for older Apple Watches will soon be released. Apple has said that it will come this fall, but so far, there has been nothing.
Both Series one and two are included in the watchOS 6.1 beta version. They were left out of the watchOS 6 beta testing through the summer. This means that the watchOS 6.1 will be the first version of the watchOS 6 to support the first two series of Apple Watches.
A fifth beta for the 6.1 has been released by Apple as developer testing reaches its final levels. for comparison, you can check out the watchOS 5.1 developer betas before release in October 2018.
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