Apple had released the first developer beta builds of iOS 13.4.5, iPadOS 13.4.5, macOS 10.15.5, and tvOS 13.4.5 to its devices yesterday, but Apple Watches didn’t receive a new developer beta of watchOS. However, the company has now released watchOS 6.2.5 developer beta 1 to its smartwatches.
The first developer beta version of watchOS 6.2.5 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, and Apple Watch Series 5 smartwatches. It can now be downloaded on smartwatches that are registered to beta test the developer versions of watchOS.
Right now, there’s no official changelog that comes with the developer beta version of watchOS 6.2.5, but we expect it to bring bug fixes and stability improvements. The update can be downloaded from the Apple Watch app on compatible iPhones that are paired with the Apple Watch. The smartwatch also needs to be configured with an appropriate software profile.
We will update the article with relevant details as soon as we find any new features or UI changes to the smartwatch OS or its stock apps. With the watchOS 6.2 software update, Apple had introduced in-app purchases for watchOS apps, ECG functionality in additional countries, irregular heartbeat rhythm alerts in more regions, and fixed a bug related to music playback when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth.
Usually, Apple releases new developer beta versions of watchOS along with developer beta builds of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS, but the watchOS was left out this time, and that could be due to the COVID-19 situation which could have messed up with Apple’s beta software release cycle.