The watchOS 7 public beta arrived. Watch Rene Ritchie tell you all about it!

Rene Ritchie Watchos7 Public Beta
Rene Ritchie Watchos7 Public Beta (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

What you need to know

  • The first-ever watchOS public beta has just landed.
  • The watchOS 7 update brings with it such wonders as a handwashing timer.
  • And Rene has all the information in a handy video format.

Apple has just made the watchOS 7 public beta available for the very first time and you can go sign up for it now. You can download it, too. But before you do any of that you really ought to watch this video from the one, the only, the very-excited-in-this-thumbnail, Rene Ritchie.

Rene covers it very early on in the video – which you're going to watch, right? – but it's worth reiterating. This is a public beta of an update that can't easily be undone. There's no easy downgrade to watchOS 6 here, so be sure you really want to test watchOS 7 out before you update. Because there's no going back.

Dire warning out of the way, let's kick back and enjoy those dulcet tones.

If you still want to take watchOS 7 for a spin, have at it. we've everything you need to know right here.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.