The Apple Watch continues to be the leading smartwatch in the still budding industry, with each year being a more successful one than the last. While some notable changes are expected to happen this year for the wearable, in the meantime Apple will be rolling out some quality-of-life updates to make the UX even better.
The company recently rolled out the 6.1.3 update for the device, which comes three weeks after the 6.1.2 update. Those interested in downloading the update will be able to do so through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone via General > Software Update. Keep in mind that your Apple Watch will need to have at least 50% battery, be plugged into a charger and within range of your iPhone.
As for what this update addresses, it deals with a major issue that prevents the irregular heart rhythm notification feature from working for owners in Iceland. Considering the irregular heart rhythm notification has saved lives in the past, this is an urgent update that needed to be addressed immediately.
If you happen to have an Apple Watch that is unable to run watchOS 6 due to the use of an older iPhone, then Apple has you covered with the release of watchOS 5.3.5.
Apple Watch series 6 is expected to launch later this year in September, and some notable changes are expected to happen if the rumors are to be believed. One such change is the improvement or altogether removal of the digital crown, which could be making way for an optical reader. Touch ID may also be making its way to the watch, which would be located within the screen. These are simply rumors at this point, but we’ll bring you official information as soon as it becomes available.