Alongside the Apple Watch Series 5, Apple also announced the public release date of watchOS 6 for all compatible Apple Watch variants.
watchOS 6 Release Date
Apple will release the first public build of watchOS 6 to the public on September 19. However, for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, the update will be available later this fall.
watchOS 6 comes with a number of new features including a dedicated App Store, new watch faces and complications, improved Health app, and more.
watchOS 6 Compatible Apple Watch
watchOS 6 is compatible with the following Apple Watch series
- Apple Watch Series 4
- Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Watch Series 2
- Apple Watch Series 1
It drops support for Series 0 Apple Watch a.k.a the original Apple Watch released back in 2015.
Make sure to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 13 first before updating your Apple Watch. Also note that to downgrade your Apple Watch back to watchOS 5, you will have to downgrade your iPhone to iOS 12 as well.