Apple WatchOS 7.2 update adds Cardio fitness notifications, Apple Fitness+ and more

Apple has released a new software update to the Apple Watch, bringing the version number to WatchOS 7.2. This updates adds some very useful features such as Cardio fitness notifications and adds support for the Apple Fitness+ app, which was announced back in September. Along with this, there are also performance improvements and bug fixes.

One of the biggest new features with this update is the Cardio fitness notifications in the Health app, measured as the VO2 Max. The app can now use the Apple Watch to measure low cardio fitness with its sensors and notify the user if it falls too low. The Apple Watch can also estimate if the user might experience lower levels using its optical heart sensor, GPS, and the accelerometer and provide users with warnings, for example before high-intensity workouts.

Apple Fitness+ is currently available in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.

For the complete changelog for WatchOS 7.2, check below:

Apple Fitness+

  • A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV
  • Video workouts added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown
  • Fitness+ subscription available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States

This update also includes the following features and improvements:

  • Option to be notified when your cardio fitness is at a low level
  • Ability to review your cardio fitness level based on your age and sex in the Health app on iPhone
  • Atrial fibrillation classification at heart rates above 100 BPM now offered in the ECG app in most regions where the app is available
  • Support for the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later in Taiwan
  • Support for braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Support for Family Setup in Bahrain, Canada, Norway, and Spain (Cellular models of Apple Watch Series 4 or later and Apple Watch SE)