Apple on Monday seeded the Release Candidate of watchOS 7.5, the upcoming version of the watchOS software designed to run on the Apple Watch, to developers for testing. The new release comes about a week after the release of the third beta.
The watchOS 7.5 RC can be installed on an Apple Watch with the proper configuration profile installed, via the Watch app on the device’s attached iPhone. Go to “General” -> “Software Update” to install the new software. The Watch should have at least 50% battery life, be connected to a charger, and be in the range of the iPhone.
watchOS 7.5 is compatible with Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch Series 4, or Apple Watch Series 5 paired with iPhone 6s or later running iOS 14 or later.
watchOS 7.5 debuts support for subscription content in the Podcasts app, plus support for Apple Card Family features. ECG app and irregular heart rate rhythm notifications are enabled in Malaysia and Peru.
The update also provides support for the new Pride faces that are designed to accompany the 2021 Pride bands that Apple released on Monday, which includes two new “Pride Woven” faces to choose from in an animated rectangle or circle design.
As usual, MacTrast and Apple both warn users to not install any betas on their daily driver Apple Watch, instead only install betas on a device set aside for testing purposes.