watchOS 9.0.1 update arrives in time for Apple Watch Ultra launch

The Apple Watch Ultra will arrive this Friday to customers worldwide. To prepare for that, Apple is rolling out watchOS 9.0.1, which includes improvements and bug fixes specifically for this new watch. Here’s what’s new with this version and watchOS 9 in general.

Today’s build is 20R8380. According to Apple’s support page, this update includes the following changes to the Apple Watch Ultra:

  • The sound may be distorted during phone calls using speakers

While the company is already testing watchOS 9.1, Apple Watch Ultra users will be able to enjoy several new features thanks to watchOS 9, released a few weeks ago.

Since watchOS 9 no longer supports the Apple Watch Series 3, the operating system is renews old dials, while adding four new ones. With these new faces, Apple makes them look better on bigger screens. In addition, the company adds QWERTY keyboard support for multiple languages and new QuickType technology.

watchOS 9 also brings a significant update to the Workout app with a lot of new features for people who love to exercise. For runners, there’s a new training view where they just have to turn the digital crown to see tons of metrics available during the run:

  • Activity calls
  • Pulse zones
  • Power
  • Height
watchOS 9 training app

Apple is also improving Sleep app with watchOS 9. It now brings more sleep data, and there’s a new one Medicine app which helps you track all the pills and vitamins you take every day.

Also before the release of the Apple Watch Ultra, Apple released two exclusive apps for this smartwatch, which you can read more about here.

Are you excited about the launch of this product? Don’t forget to update to watchOS 9.0.1 once you get your hands on the new device.


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