A pulse oximeter is one of the rumored highlights of Apple's upcoming watch, but that's not the only feature to get excited about. watchOS 7 may also launch with long-awaited sleep tracking, parental controls, the ability to share your Apple Watch faces with other people, and more. Continue reading to browse all of watchOS 7's expected features!
Apple Watch Face Sharing
According to the leaked iOS 14 code, obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a new watch face distribution feature that'll allow users to send their watch faces to other people. In this feature, a watch owner can create a custom watch face with the colors, styles, and the complications they prefer. Each watch face then will be stored as an individual file that can be viewed in the Files app and shared using Apple's sharing menu.
Infograph Pro, Tachymeter
Apple watchOS 6 shipped with the Infograph and Infograph Modular watch faces. The rumored watchOS 7 update will up the ante with Inforgraph Pro, which adds a tachymeter to these data-heavy watch faces.
Photo Watch Face
You can already personalize Apple Watch faces using individual photos or groups of pictures from an album. In watchOS 7, the available photo choices may be expanded to include a shared album that is accessible to a group of people.
Parental Controls and Schooltime
A new set of parental controls will make it easy for parents to grab an Apple Watch for kids and configure it without using a second iPhone. Parents also can disable certain apps and complications during select hours, such as the school day.
Control Center may be updated to include new toggles for noise detection and sleep mode.
Sleep Tracking rumors have been floating around for over a year, and 2020 may be the year they finally come true. According to details in iOS 14, users will be able to set a custom sleep goal as well as receive recommendations to improve sleep quality and duration.
watchOS 6 did away with extensions and brought standalone apps to the Watch platform. Details uncovered in iOS14 suggest Apple will continue this trend with watchOS 7. Going forward, all apps in watchOS 7 will not have an extension base.
Apple is expected to unveil details about watchOS 7 at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference. watchOS likely won't launch until the fall when new watch models are expected to be announced.