Apple today released watchOS 8.5.1 to the public. The minor update comes two weeks after the launch of watchOS 8.5.
watchOS 8.5.1 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to “General” -> “Software Update.” The Apple Watch needs to have at least 50% battery charge, needs to be on a charger, and needs to be in the range of the iPhone.
The watchOS 8.5 update is compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3 and later.
Apple’s release notes for the update say that watchOS 8.5.1 adds security updates and bug fixes for the Apple Watch.