One of watchOS 7’s biggest updates will be sleep tracking — something that’s been a glaring omission from the Apple Watch for years. Users can set wind-down times, and the watch will monitor sleep quality based on micro-movements. It will also vibrate — gently at first — to wake the user up at the ideal point in their sleep cycle.
The Fitness app — previously called Activity — adds new workouts like dancing, core and cool-downs. The Maps app will make it easier to get some exercise — or just get around — on a bike too, thanks to cycling-specific directions.
Engadget gave the Apple Watch Series 5 a score of 88. It’s not a huge leap compared to the previous generation of watches, but its fast performance, improved Siri implementation and handy always-on display make it the best smartwatch on the market.
The Apple Watch Series 5 has been on sale for this price several times recently, but it often sells out quickly. Now may be a good time to pick one up, considering the presumed Series 6 watches won’t be out for several months and will likely cost quite a bit more. The upcoming watchOS 7 will be compatible with Series 3, 4 and 5 watches, so there’s no need to worry about compatibility once the new OS is out.
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