Yesterday was a day full of news in a keynote of almost two hours where Apple focused on presenting all your new operating systems in addition to a complete deployment of AI innovations within what is known as Apple Intelligence. In the case of watchOS 11, Apple wanted to move forward by launching a new app dedicated to managing users' vital signs data, new ways to measure workouts, more customizable rings and improvements to the design of the Fitness application. Next We detail which generation of Apple Watch will be compatible with Apple's upcoming watchOS 11.

Which Apple Watch will be compatible with watchOS 11?

Last year we had among us, through WWDC23, the presentation of watchOS 10, the current and newest version of watchOS. We were lucky that many of the compatibility with watchOS 9 were maintained as they were compatible with all Apple Watch from the 4th generation, all SE models and all generations of the Ultra model. However, We suspected that the change in cycle with respect to the Apple Watch was going to arrive with watchOS 11. And so it has been.

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This is watchOS 11 and what Apple has presented at WWDC

Through the official Apple website we can now access all the information related to the operating systems presented at WWDC24 yesterday, and specifically the information on watchOS 11. And we can know which watches will be compatible with watchOS 11:

  • Apple Watch SE 2nd generation
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Series 9
  • Apple Watch Ultra
  • Apple Watch Ultra 2

As you can see, Apple leaves behind the Series 4 and Series 5 in addition to the 1st generation of the SE model, which were previously compatible with watchOS 10. It may be surprising that the Series 4, with an S4 chip, and the Series 5, with a S5 chip, stop being compatible at the same time. However, remember that Although they may seem like different chips, the S5 chip has the same processor as the S4, so at the power level they have similar characteristics. Also remember that watchOS 11 is functional as long as we have a watch compatible with the operating system and an iPhone compatible with iOS 18: those models higher than the iPhone XS (included).