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The “Other Half” of the watchOS 7 Handwashing Timer App

I was so fascinated with the watchOS 7 handwashing timer when it first appeared last week that I neglected to look deeper into the app. You can read all about how to set up this useful and — in the time of COVID-19 — important app in this post, but today I’ll show you how to get more out of the app.

How to Use the New Handwashing Timer in watchOS 7

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've continuously been admonished to wash our hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds after touching any surface that might harbor the virus. watchOS 7 includes a helpful handwashing timer and reminder app that tells you how long to keep washing your hands. It can even tell you to wash your hands when you get home.