This Monday (19), the Apple has released a new version of watchOS, 7.6, one of the latest updates of the watchOS 7 cycle. Now customers from over 30 regions will be able to use the app ECG with Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5 or Series 6.

Apple has released the newest watchOS 7.6, one of the latest updates to the watchOS 7 cycle. Image: Pocket-lint

According to Apple's release notes, in these 30 regions the system now supports irregular heart rate notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4 or later. 

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Other Apple Releases, in addition to watchOS 7.6

In addition to watchOS 7.6, Apple is also releasing iOS 14.7, the iPadOS 14.7 and tvOS 14.7. The macOS Big Sur 11.5 is still being tested. 

According to the 9to5mac website, these are likely the latest updates of the iOS 14 / macOS Big Sur / watchOS 7 cycle as Apple prepares to launch iOS 15, macOS Monterey and watchOS 8.

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Soon, the company will release watchOS 8, the next operating system for the Apple Watch released during the WWDC21, Apple's annual world technology conference. The OS promises:

  • A new version of the Breathe app, now called Mindfulness;
  • Respiratory rate is now measured during sleep tracking;
  • Photo gauges can now include depth, using portrait mode images;
  • Revised photo app with highlights and featured memories;
  • Photos can now be shared via Messages and Email;
  • Scribble now lets you include emoji in typed messages;
  • The list of apps on iMessage includes image search and quick access to photos;
  • The Find My feature, which locates the device wherever it is, now includes objects such as AirTags;
  • The weather/weather meter includes the next hour's precipitation;
  • Apple Watch can make multiple timers for the first time;
  • Sharing music via messages.

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