Apple’s watchOS 7 Could Include Sleep Tracking, Tachymeter, More

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple, Apple Watch, Wearables with 9 Comments

Apple is expected to reveal the next major upgrades to its operating systems sometime this Summer. And ahead of the official announcements, the folks at 9to5Mac were able to get access to iOS 14 code snippets, revealing some interesting new features for the next version of watchOS.

The code snippets from iOS 14 give us an idea of what Apple has planned for watchOS 7, and it seems like Cupertino has some big plans for watchOS this year.

First and foremost, watchOS 7 could finally bring sleep tracking to the Apple Watch. It’s more than likely you will need to the next-generation Apple Watch for this feature to work, but sleep tracking on the Apple Watch has been long rumored, and it could finally arrive with watchOS 7. According to the new code, watchOS 7 will include features for sleep tracking such as a sleep goal, etc.

Along with sleep tracking, watchOS 7 will include a new watch face that comes with a tachymeter. The tachymeter will make the Apple Watch work a lot like an analog watch and can be used to measure speed based on travel time.

Apple will also enable users to share watch faces with other users, including different watch face configurations, with watchOS 7 and iOS 14. Apple will allow users to make watch faces using pictures from shared albums as well.

With watchOS 7, Apple could even allow parents to setup their kid’s Apple Watch from their own iPhone without needing a secondary device. The update to Apple Watch could introduce a new Schooltime feature that could also allow parents to limit the use of their kid’s Apple Watch during school hours.

Apple is expected to show off watchOS 7 and iOS 14 at WWDC this year, which usually takes place around June. But with concerns over coronavirus, plans are still very much uncertain and could change how Apple releases its new software updates and products this year.

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Apple’s watchOS 7 Could Include Sleep Tracking, Tachymeter, More”

  1. rbwatson0

    I can see the headlines now: "Apple invents sleep tracking, changes world again."

    I may be a tad bit cynical...

  2. RonV42

    Sleep tracking, oh you mean that feature that every other health and fitness tracker has but in reality doesn't until it's on the Apple Watch?

    • lvthunder

      In reply to RonV42:

      If it's on a device few people use does it really matter? I mean Apple already has a great sleep tracking product. It's called Beddit.

      • wright_is

        In reply to lvthunder:

        The last 4 fitness trackers I had have had sleep tracking, FitBit, Garmin and Huawei.

        • RonV42

          In reply to wright_is:

          Amazing when you read fitness tracker reviews there is always the category for "if you own a iPhone" and the reviewer always puts in the Apple Watch even though it's not feature par with Garmin, FitBit, and others. As a avid cyclist I tend to go with the higher end Garmin products due to their targeting of my segment. As for sleep tracking it's a must to be integrated to make sure you are getting the right amount of recovery between workouts.

  3. KingPCGeek

    My Apple Watch is on the charger when I am sleeping, not sure how it is going to track my sleep.

  4. red77star

    The only technology in my room where I sleep is CRT TV, and VHS player.

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