Apple announced watchOS 9, the successor to watchOS 8 for Apple Watch 8 and earlier, at WWDC 2022, and now we have a release date: September 12, which was confirmed at the company’s September 7 “Far Out” event.

It’s a brand new look for the new Apple Watch Ultra, Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch SE 2, and earlier Apple wearables – although the Apple Watch 3 will no longer be supported even though it’s still on sale – and provides better running rates, better sleep tracking , more medical options and charging more watch faces.