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Apple Watch gets new features with WatchOS 7.1 Public Beta 2

by Henry Brown


Apple released the first public beta of watchOS 7.1 for Apple Watch smartwatches a few days ago, however, this version lacked new new watch faces and the Blood Oxygen app. The company has now released a new version of watchOS that introduces these innovations.

The Blood Oxygen app, currently available in select countries for Apple Watch Series 6 users, measures blood oxygen saturation using a pulse oximeter. Previously, reviewers noted that this feature does not work accurately, however, the Apple Watch Series 6 pulse oximeter is not officially intended for medical use.

The size of the WatchOS 7.1 Public Beta 2 update is 613 MB and can be downloaded by those registered to participate in beta testing of new firmware. It is enough to go to the Watch application on your iPhone smartphone in the menu “General”> “Software update” and download the new assembly.

The watchOS 7 operating system was announced back in June at Apple’s WWDC 2020 online event. This firmware has received features such as sleep tracking, Wind Down mode and reminders to wash your hands.


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