During its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2023), Apple announced several software updates for its popular products. One of the major announcements was the watchOS 10 update for Apple Watches, which comes with a host of new and improved features.
The latest version of the Apple Watch’s operating system has redesigned apps, new watch faces, and a Smart Stack that displays relevant widgets when needed. Cyclists will appreciate the new features that make use of the speed and cadence sensors. Hikers can take advantage of the new Compass Waypoints and Maps capabilities. And the Mindfulness app now offers more tools to support mental health.
But can you take advantage of all of these new features? If you have an Apple Watch launched in 2017 or before, we have some bad news.
One of the biggest things to take note of is that the Apple Watch Series 3 is not compatible with watchOS 10. The 2017 model didn’t get watchOS 9 last year either, and unsurprisingly, it’s also missing out on
Here’s a list of Apple Watch models that are upgradable to
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 5
- Apple Watch SE
- Apple Watch Series 6
- Apple Watch Series 7
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
It is worth noting that the Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, and 1st Generation SE do not have the Time in Daylight feature. This feature was designed specifically for parents who wish to monitor their children’s exposure to sunlight as a preventative measure against myopia (nearsightedness). However, all other
Updates for the Apple Watch usually don’t come with many new features or updates. However,
The update aslo introduces a new Snoopy watch face that changes every time you tilt your arm. There’s also the Palette watch face, which adds a variety of different colors to your wrist. Apple Watch Ultra owners also receive a new Modular Ultra watch face, which is exclusive to both Apple Watch Ultra models. The update also includes new workouts for cycling, hiking, and more. There are also mental health tracking tools that arrived with iOS 17 for supported iPhones.
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