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watchOS 9 is the biggest update to the Apple Watch in years


Apple showcased watchOS 9 during the main WWDC 2022 conference. And for the first time, not only is the company bringing a ton of features to the Apple Watch, but it looks like Apple has finally learned to get rid of the Apple Watch Series 3, because the five are an old laptop that just won’t handle it. future operating system.

It’s been at least a year since then 9to5Mac Reports of why Apple should stop selling the Apple Watch Series 3. With a small screen, fewer sensors, an older processor, and internal storage limitations, Series 3 owners struggled for years, especially when trying to update the watch to a new version of the operating system.

As with the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Apple has decided to continue supporting the Apple Watch Series 3, while limiting the number of features available. Now, finally, the company has said that watchOS 9 will not be available for this model.

Oddly enough, although Apple Watch Series 3 You won’t get watchOS 9, Apple still only sells it from its online store Noting that it does not support the latest software update. It’s clear that Apple wants to get the most out of this product before discontinuing it later this fall as rumors suggest the company won’t just announce Apple Watch Series 8, But also the second generation Apple Watch SE, the Apple Watch Extreme Sports.

Why the end of the Apple Watch Series 3 means watchOS 9 can finally shine

With Apple Watch Series 3 support lost by watchOS 9, Apple can finally get rid of smaller screens. as you can see with watch facesApple has revamped a lot of older hardware so it now looks better on the new 41mm and 45mm screens, adding more complexity to them, thanks to new processors.

If you have Apple Watch Series 7 And try to run some old watch faces watchOS 8You’ll see how weird it looks, without fully improving it. With the Series 3 gone, Apple fixed that. In addition, Apple revised the notification system, which is now similar to the one available on the iPhone.

To me, it feels like watchOS 9 is fixing issues. For example, watchOS 8 presented a file sleep app, but it only provided some information about your sleep schedule. Now Apple is a convenient application with the information you need to know about the rest period. Previously, the Health app brought many new functions, such as cycle tracking, and now watchOS 9 comes with an extension Medicines application Which helps you keep track of all the pills and vitamins you take every day.

watchOS 9 also brings deeper functionality Focus mode Integration, more languages ​​are available with QWERTY keyboardeven quick typeWhich brings word prediction to the Apple Watch for the first time.

app watchOS 9 workout

The focus on a larger screen also makes the Apple Watch more useful with watchOS 9. Apple has revamped workout app. For runners, there’s new Training Perspectives I just need to flip the Digital Crown to see a lot of measurements available while running

  • Activity rings
  • heart rate zones
  • Authority
  • to rise

Even for other workouts, watchOS 9 will also at least show calories burned in addition to the activity ring.

In addition, watchOS 9 . allows me to Customize my workout Adapting work and recovery periods to my training style. I can receive alerts about speed, heart rate, cadence, and strength. with instant feedbackI know if I am on the right track to my goal. Thanks to dynamic stimulation, it helps me know if I need to push a little more. Also, for the first time, watchOS 9 supports multi-sport workouts.


I honestly think watchOS 9 is the biggest Apple Watch update in years and the main reason is that the Apple Watch Series 3 is definitely going away. I know this is a very affordable wearable for those who just want an Apple device to keep track of their daily activities, but with the emergence of new watches and so many new technologies available, Apple is making the right choice to support watchOS 9 only for new watches.

What do you think about the fact that watchOS 9 and Apple no longer support the Apple Watch Series 3? Share them in the comments section below.