Apple has made some huge announcements about tvOS, macOS, watchOS, and iOS and their upcoming updates for a better future. Apple has unveiled watchOS 4 that comes out with some of the new features including new Siri Watch Face, updates about music, giving some options for fitness and much more.
No doubt, Apple always comes up with some serious updates for the development community in their annual Worldwide Developers Conference as it is considered as the most important and key factor for a tech enthusiast. This is obvious that Apple does not only just make announcements but also provide basic information about Apple watch to owners that they need to know about the upcoming update in the watchOS known as the watchOS 4. Below is the all of the information about Apple Watch watchOS 4 you need to know.
Now, Owners having Apple watch original model, Series 1 or Series 2 may be waiting for Apple to reveal about what they are giving new about the OS underlying on the hardware inside the watch. Below is all the information about what Apple has introduced in their new watchOS 4.
WatchOS 4 Features
Let’s get started with all the new features that are going to be introduced in the upcoming watchOS 4.
Apple Watch Display Animations
First of all, Apple is going to introduce the new character as animation in the new watchOS 4. These are not just characters like Mickey or Minnie mouse but characters from Toy Story to enhance their modern look for the watchOS 4. The watchOS 4 will have characters like Woody, Jesse or Buzz Lightyear floating, playing on the watch, presenting a new variety of animations when the watch is raised by the user.
Apple Watch Intelligence
Another feature known as Siri-powered face watch is introduced in the latest watchOS 4. This new Siri-powered feature introduces the same machine learning intelligence and some recommendations that were also given to users in the iOS. With these new watch faces including Siri-powered and Toy story, we also have some previous dynamic watch faces that change only with the time and location of the watch.
Person to Person Payments with Apple Pay
Apple Watch Fitness
We know that fitness is the main part of watchOS and so does Apple. Apple hasn’t forgotten about giving updates related to fitness in the new watchOS 4. Apple has now presented a brand new user-interface for the workout app. Not only that, they have also introduced auto-set features for pool workout which will automatically tell you when a lap is completed as you reach the end of the pool.
A new celebration screen has also been introduced that appears only when you achieve a goal or hit a milestone.
Apple has also introduced a new feature known as GymKit in the new watchOS 4 which allows the Apple watch to connect with various Gym equipment via NFC. Apple has also introduced new high-intensity mode with Apple watch for some serious cases in which instructors don’t compromise with fitness and they provide better schedules to users.
Apple has also given their much attention to some serious updates for Apple music in watchOS 4 by providing support for multiple playlists as well as musical recommendations.
Moreover, Apple has also given third-party developers facility for third-party apps which need them most for background functionality.
watchOS Release Date
Apple will release the final version of watchOS 4 to the general public later this year. It will be a free upgrade to any Apple Watch paired withiPhone 5s or newer model running iOS 11 software version.