Apple is releasing watchOS 8 beta 4 to all developers. After one month and a half since it was first previewed during the WWDC21 keynote, Apple is now seeding another build for the upcoming Apple Watch operating system.

Today’s build is 19R5312e. Public beta testers will have to wait a bit longer until beta 4 is available to them as well.

watchOS 8 beta test program started on June 30 with beta 2. Apple has also released today iOS 15 beta 4, macOS Monterey beta 4, and tvOS 15 beta 4 to all developers.

With watchOS 8 beta 2, Apple brought the new ‘Portraits’ Watch Face, which is one of the many features available in the upcoming Apple Watch operating system. With beta 3, on the other hand, Apple only fixed bugs and provided a better experience overall.

watchOS 8 includes, for example, new built-in applications that take advantage of the always-on display used on the Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 6. There is also a new way for developers to tap into the always-on display.

With watchOS 8 coming this fall, here’s what else is new in this version:

  • There’s a new version of the Breathe app, now called Mindfulness;
  • Respiratory rate is now measured during sleep tracking;
  • Photos app overhauled with featured highlights and memories;
  • Photos can now be shared from the watch with Messages and Mail on watchOS 8;
  • Scribble now lets you include emoji in handwritten messages;
  • App shelf in iMessage includes image search and quick access to photos;
  • Find My now includes items (including AirTags);
  • Weather includes next hour precipitation;
  • Apple Watch can do multiple timers for the first time;
  • Tips is now available on the Apple Watch;
  • Music can be shared from Apple Watch over Messages.

Last week, Apple released watchOS 7.6 to all users adding the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications support on Apple Watch Series 4 or later to 30 new regions.

If you want to learn how to install the beta version of watchOS 8, click here. You can find our full roundup on watchOS 8 here.

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