Apple WWDC event already has brought some of the most exciting features in the row and left the users waiting desperately for all the features to finally roll-in. Along with iOS 11, some of the most remarkable features are brought to Apple Watch with Watch OS 4 as well, like new watch faces, including a smart Siri face, new Workout and Activity features, Peer-to-Peer Apple Pay payments, and much more. To know more just read ahead…
- Watch Face
Apple watch has got a remarkable change with OS 4, that it has got the most exciting watch face and the ability to set a certain image with engaging patterns, which would entertain the wearer throughout the day. The range of faces includes; Siri face, kaleidoscope, and Toy Story characters. The Siri face is imbibed with Machine Learning, which would display the most relevant information based on the time, location, routine, reminders and photo memories. Also, it would dynamically update the info whenever the user would raise the wrist and user can tap the new Siri complication to ask something which is not displayed.
- Activity & Workout
Apple Watch started their journey as the most passionate source of keeping track on health, and it has carried the legacy forward with Apple Watch OS 4 as well. Now the workout app has got a brand new interface, letting the users to work out effortlessly. Now workout app includes auto-sets for the pool swim workouts and new motion and heart rate algorithms for High-Intensity Interval Training workouts. It allows the user to combine multiple workouts to capture overall calorie and time measurements. Also, choosing the workout types is simple, where user can set a workout goal based on calories burned, distance traveled, or time. With Watch OS 4, the user can pick ‘smart coaching’ option, a very personalized way letting the users to take monthly challenges, based on their history and activity records. Another best feature is that all types of notifications would be shut automatically, once the user starts the workout with ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode, and would turn to normal, once the workout is finished.
With Watch OS 4 users would experience the Music app in a different way, which would be much better than ever before. Users can see the Music and playlist as per their regular taste of music, and would also have the Apple-curated playlists, including the likes of Heavy Rotation, Favourites Mix, and New Music Mix. Worth to mention, these options are available only after activating the Apple Music subscription.
- News App
There would also be a new Apple News app for the watch, which would display the news headlines on the Siri face and would allow the user to save articles on their phone.
The flashlight icon is a new addition to Control Center, allowing the users to see in the dark and use it as a safety light when cycling. Although it is not much clear from Apple’s end that what other purpose it would serve.
- Apple Pay
Apple Pay has improved for the betterment, wherein now users can send payments to anyone in their contact list, right from their watch using Apple Pay and the money would be credited to receiver’s Apple Pay Cash account, which can be transferred further to bank accounts.
- Other Features
Now users can connect directly with the Bluetooth in Apple Watch and bypass the phone. This would help in updating the information whenever users would raise their wrists. This feature allows the users to interact with small devices around for continuous health and fitness monitoring. This would also help the users to access several apps in the background with turn-by-turn navigation by raising their wrist to see the next step in the directions.
The Release Date
It is expected that watchOS 4 will be available for general download around September 2017. As of now Watch OS 4 is in beta phase and developers can download a beta version of watchOS.
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