After a false start in early July, Apple is finally delivering the watchOS 7 public beta to registered users of the test program. A first for the watch’s operating system. The more intrepid users can install watchOS 7 on their smartwatch before the final version expected this fall. They will lose Force Touch, the technology of recognition of pressure on the screen being unfortunately on a siding.
If Force Touch goes, testers will gain new dials and a dial sharing feature, built-in sleep tracking, a more responsive interface, a handwashing tracking feature. While waiting for the installation of the watchOS 7 beta (a procedure that generally takes its time …), take a look at what awaits you:
watchOS 7 can be installed on Apple Watch Series 3, 4 and 5. Please note: Developer Beta 4 temporarily suspends the VoiceOver accessibility feature of the watch. It’s unclear if that will be the case for this first public beta as well, but if you’re relying on the feature, don’t rush into it.
To install the public beta of watchOS 7, you must first have installed the public beta of iOS 14 on your iPhone which will subsequently allow you to recover watchOS 7 and install it on the guinea pig watch.