Apple just unveiled to the world watchOS 8, the future operating system dedicated to Apple Watch. Here are all the news!
The new update for Apple Watch has been unveiled on the WWDC 2021 stage and brings with it a series of interesting news dedicated to fitness and communication.
First, one is added measurement dedicated to the breath during sleep monitoring in order to provide the user with more details about his physical condition (respiratory rate in sleep). And again speaking of breath, the application is improved Mindfulness (in Italian Breathing).
In watchOS 8, the Breathing app transforms into the app Mindfulness, which offers an improved experience and the new type of Reflection session. Reflection presents a meditation exercise that requires you to concentrate for just one minute and can be performed anywhere and anytime. Each session Reflection welcomes the user with a new deep thought to focus on and that stimulates a positive mood. For example, a message might appear like “Think about a recent occasion when you felt a feeling of calm. Try to recall that feeling now “or” Reflect on something you are grateful for and try to understand why you appreciate it so much. “
Apple Watches with watchOS 8 will then be able to monitor two new sports – Pilates e Tai Chi – and will allow users to easily manage workouts with filters in the Fitness + app, where available. There will be additions with Apple Music “workout” playlists created by famous artists such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Alicia Keys.
Also available are the features seen on iOS 15 such as support for keys and identity documents (in the USA) and profiles dedicated to the function Focus for notifications. In addition, the Weather app also provides alerts for precipitation in the next hour and offers new complications.
Among the most substantial innovations we point out the support for a new generation of photo dials. In fact, by modernizing the current watchface dedicated to photos, watchOS 8 allows you to fully customize the dials with the images chosen by the user and a series of information and levels for date and time.
There comes the possibility of using the Apple Watch to find objects, as already happens on the iPhone through the Where is app. The app is then made available Contacts, the Home app is redesigned for better support for scenes and accessories, always-on support for more applications is introduced and functionality arrives Scribble to edit and correct the audio dictated to Apple Watch for replies to messages.
Finally, there is no shortage of digital keys on Wallet, as on iOS 15, to access cars, hotels and homes.