Apple always releases new versions of stable OS after testing it in the beta version. It is why Apple has released the watchOS 7.1 Release Candidate build to Apple Watch developers and public beta testers today. The update is said to bring the new headphone level features and a lot more for the users. Also, this time the company is using a different name for beta release, which is “Release Candidate” or RC which will be referred for a beta release that is close to the final version.
The new watchOS 7.1 RC has a lot of new features that the developers could test. It adds the ability to the watch to notify the users when high volumes on the headphones could impact the hearing. Another change is support for ECG apps on the Watch Series 4 or later, in Korea and Russia. The update also includes the support for irregular heart rhythm in the same countries. The update also resolves some issues that include prevention of unlocking the Mac using the watch and issues where the screen may be dark on wrist raise for Apple watch 6.
The RC release of the watchOS 7.1 will most likely be the last beta release for this version before it is released as a final version for the users as early as next week. Apart from this, Apple has also released a tvOS 14.2 Release Candidate to developers and public beta users, which will also be added to the public release as a stable version in the coming weeks.