These are the Apple Watch models compatible with watchOS 10

by | Sep 19, 2023

Apple’s watchOS 10 has finally been released, ushering in a new era of wearable tech functionalities, ranging from enhanced fitness tracking to a more user-friendly interface.

With features like a complete overhauled design on all apps, edge-to-edge display, name drop, updated hiking & maps, and more. It’s no surprise that many are eager to make the leap to the new update.

However, not all Apple Watch models can take the plunge. Below, we’ll cover the specifics of compatibility with watchOS 10.

That said, it’s important to note that not all features will be available immediately upon the first release of watchOS 10.

According to the company, some are slated to arrive later this year, and some are only available on watches with the new S9 chip.

Apple Watch models compatible with watchOS 10

watchOS 10 requires an iPhone XS or later with iOS17. So If you have a older model iPhone, you won’t have access to this watchOS.

Yep, you heard it right. If you own an iPhone X or older, you’ll need to buy a newer model phone in order for your watch to be compatible with the new update.

Here are the following Apple Watch models that are compatible with watchOS 10:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2

It’s important to note that not all features are available on all model watches.

So if you want all the latest features, you’ll need to get the new Series 9 or Ultra 2.

How to update

Apple watchOS 10 is available to update for free. Follow these steps to update your Apple Watch:

  1. Open “Settings“.
  2. Select “General“.
  3. Tap “Software Update“.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions

Note that in order to update an Apple Watch, it needs to be plugged into the charger, and have 50% charge or more.

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Ken Lynch

by Ken Lynch

Ken is a Technologist, Healthcare Data Analyst, and the owner and sole contributor to The Wearable Guy.

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