What’s coming for Apple Watch in watchOS 9

WWDC 2022 is only a couple of weeks away and among the various operating systems that Apple is expected to preview is watchOS 9, the next major release for Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.

José Adorno for 9t5Mac:

Although little is known about watchOS 9, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman gives a few tidbits about what to expect from this year’s watchOS thanks to rumors about Apple Watch Series 8:

• Afib burden detection, or the ability to monitor how often a user is in a state of atrial fibrillation over a particular period;
• A low-power mode that works with apps and features, expanding upon the Power Reserve toggle;
• Satellite connectivity for sending short text messages and SOS alerts to emergency services when away from cellular connectivity;
• New sleep tracking feature;
• New women’s health and medication tracking features within the Health app;
• New workouts;
• New and revamped watch faces.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple will smartly keep the focus on fitness and health, two of Apple Watch’s biggest selling points.

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