watchOS 8 News: Apple’s next announcement at today’s comprehensive event was watchOS 8. The new version of the clock interface contains many innovations.
WatchOS 8 was introduced for Apple Watch smartwatches. The new version, which will be transferred to smart watches after the 2017 Apple Watch Series 3, includes many innovations that facilitate daily use, especially health, and enrich the user experience. The beta version of the new version will be available at the end of June. For the stable version, Apple Watch owners have to wait until September. So, let’s take a look at what developments are included in the new version of watchOS.
WatchOS 8 All What’s New
Apple is releasing a new Mindfulness app, an extension of the Breathe app that lets you breathe throughout the day. It adds new animations and other features to the app to help you relax.
The fitness app is getting more exercise types for tai chi and pilates. Apple Watch’s Health app will clearly track your breathing rate and notify you if it’s out of your normal pattern.
The new version includes a new watch face that lets you use a photo taken with the iPhone’s portrait mode and layer text and other information on the back. Apple also provides ideas on what text to show here and how you can customize it with the image itself.
Similarly, the Photos app on the watch gets a new layout, with the option to share photos directly via Messages or Apple’s Mail app. If we list all the developments in watchOS item by item;
- New watch faces from portrait mode photos
- Multiple timers
- Tips for Apple Watch
- Display Always On for Music, Maps and Calculator
- Ability to find hardware like Find My AirTags
- Share photos directly from Apple Watch via messages and mail
- Emoji can be added to scribble, handwritten messages
- Music can now be shared directly from Apple Watch via Messages
- Photos app with highlights and memories
- New Breathing Rate measurement while Sleeping
- New Tai-Chi and Pilates exercise
- Fitness+ with Janet Jenkins
- New workout Artist Spotlight series
- Awareness (formerly Breathe app) feature for better focus
- Weather app with precipitation information for the next hour