Apple Releases Third Beta of watchOS 11 to Developers

Apple watches with the latest watchOS 11

Apple has released the third beta of watchOS 11 to developers, continuing its focus on enhancing the Apple Watch experience. Developers can download the update through the Apple Watch app by navigating to the Software Update section in Settings. The beta requires the Apple Watch to have at least 50% battery and be on its charger.

The update introduces the new Vitals app, which aggregates health metrics like heart rate and respiratory rate collected during sleep, offering day-to-day health insights. Another significant addition is the Training Load feature, which monitors workout intensity and its impact over time.

Apple watches with the latest watchOS 11

The Smart Stack feature now supports new widgets and Live Activities, with improved suggestions based on time and routine. The Photos watch face can now suggest the best images to use, and the Check In safety feature integrates with Workouts. Users can customize Activity Rings to set daily goals and allow for rest days without losing streaks. The new Double Tap feature simplifies one-handed navigation, and Apple Maps now lets users create custom walking and hiking routes.

These updates reflect Apple’s commitment to advancing the health and convenience features of the Apple Watch, ensuring users have access to comprehensive fitness tracking and improved usability.


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