Apple Watch users have long asked for the implementation of a sleep monitoring feature. His request was finally fulfilled and officially presented at this year’s WWDC, with the revelation of watchOS 7.
Thanks to the availability of the watchOS 7 beta, Apple begins to provide its users with the functionality they have so desired. The Apple Watch Series 3, 4 and 5 can already test it, as long as they use the beta version of their new operating system.
How sleep monitoring works on Apple Watch
As the name implies, this feature arrives with the intention of giving you a more detailed perception of your sleep patterns. Data that will be collected by the Apple Watch using various sensors that will monitor the movements of the arms throughout the night.
With the installation of watchOS 7 a new application called “Sleep” will be installed on your Apple Watch. It will be using this app that you can configure sleep monitoring on your gadget.
The first time you open the application, you will have some initial settings to make. One of them will be to set goals for hours of sleep and introduce the hours you normally fall asleep and wake up. This will be instrumental in helping your Apple Watch understand whether you have met the goal or not.
Another feature of sleep monitoring is called “Wind Down”. This is a way of relaxing that you can enjoy before going to sleep. But taking into account that it activates the Do Not Disturb mode, many people may dismiss this option.
Also note that sleep mode will also bring reminders to charge your Apple Watch. These aim to ensure that you do not run out of battery during the night, otherwise sleep monitoring will obviously not work.
Final version of watchOS 7 arrives in autumn
Apple has not yet released the date for the release of the final version of watchOS 7. Still, and given previous years, the software is expected to be available for all compatible devices in the fall.
This version will not only bring the long-awaited sleep monitoring. WatchOS 7 promises even better information on the home screen, sharing watch faces, more training details and a reminder to wash your hands.
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