watchOS 9 beta 2 is finally here. After a few weeks of the first germ of this upcoming operating system for the Apple Watch, Apple is releasing a new build to developers to continue testing what’s next for the company’s watches. Everything is new with this.
Today’s build is 20R5307h. In a few weeks, Apple says it plans to release the first public beta so more testers can experience this operating system before releasing it to the general public later this fall. watchOS 9 is the biggest update to the Apple Watch software in years.
Now that it no longer supports Apple Watch Series 3, watchOS 9 will refresh old watch faces and add four new ones. With these new faces, Apple makes sure they look better on bigger screens. In addition, the company is adding QWERTY keyboard support for more languages for the Apple Watch Series 7 and new QuickType technology with watchOS 9.
This update also brings a major update to the Workout app with many new features for people who like to exercise. For runners there is a new one Training Views where they just have to turn the Digital Crown to see lots of stats, available on the run:
- Activity Rings
- Heart rate zones
Apple is also improving the Sleep app with watchOS 9. It now brings more sleep data. In addition, there is a new Medicines app that allows you to keep track of all the pills and vitamins you take every day.
In addition to watchOS 9 beta 2, Apple is seeding iOS 16 beta 2, iPadOS 16 beta 2, macOS 13 Ventura beta 2, and tvOS 16 beta 2.
If you see any changes to watchOS 9 or Apple’s other betas today, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @9to5Mac† Stay tuned for our full hands-on coverage of the releases here 9to5Mac when we find something new.
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