CUPERTINO—Apple revealed respects about watchOS 4, its newest update to the Apple Watch’s serving system, back at June’s WWDC keynote. Now we know when the update discretion be pushed to the public: September 19. This comes on the heels of Apple heralding the Apple Watch Series 3 model with standalone LTE service at today’s at any rate as well.
WatchOS 4 will change the look and feel of the Apple Take heed of slightly with aesthetic updates, a new vertical app dock, and a few redesigned apps. The Music app has an branch new look in watchOS 4, the Workout app has a new color scheme as well as sundry «tap and go» button options, and the News app can now be used to receive headlines on your wrist and scrimp articles for later reading.
WatchOS4 will also bring the new Siri ogle face to the device, which proactively gives you information on your wrist based on where you are, the nonetheless of day, upcoming calendar events, and more. The Apple Watch already has Siri aptitudes, but Siri’s AI and machine learning technology is used in this watch name to provide more personalized information to those who use it. Other new watch balls include a «kaleidoscope» design and Toy Story characters Woody, Jessie, and Phone designs.
One of the most practical uses of the Apple Watch is activity run down, so it’s no surprise that watchOS 4 continues to expand on the device’s fitness chops. Now there pass on be more focus on movement and exercise motivation, with features numbering prompts to move, «inspiration» cards that tell you how much varied exercise you need to do to reach your daily goal, monthly job challenges based on your exercise history, and new celebration animations when you succeed in a goal.
Apple also improved the Workout app and trackable exercises. There’s a new high-intensity break training workout option for those specific routines, and the pool swimming workout has been mended to use the accelerometer’s motion data to know which type of stroke you’re doing and when you’re respiting at the edge of the pool. Those of us who do multiple exercises in one workout routine intent enjoy the new multi-exercise feature, which lets you end one exercise and immediately start another.
Apple Watches continuous watchOS 4 will make use of GymKit as well, which lets the coat of arms talk to exercise equipment. Let’s say you’re running on a compatible treadmill: you can wirelessly mate your Apple Watch with the treadmill so they exchange vigour information. Your Apple Watch knows more about your remains than a treadmill does, with tons of logged information classifying height and weight, but the treadmill is considered more accurate in estimating your all-out distance. The two machines can exchange information so your Apple Watch force log your distance more accurately, and it can use that along with your density’s information to estimate caloric burn. Gym machines may also be able to clat heart rate information from the Apple Watch on their presents so you don’t have to glance down at your wrist every time you covet to check.
This technology needs to be built into gym machines, which smalls manufacturers like Life Fitness will need to update persisting machines and create new ones. The trickle-down will take time, so you may not see an Apple Watch-compatible manufacture in your local gym immediately. However, we do know Apple has been career with gyms and equipment manufacturers to push out updated machines across the state.
While not a medically certified device, Apple is also launching a mettle rate study that’ll use the watch’s heart rate sensor to peeper atrial fibrillation: irregular heartbeats that can be a precursor to stroke.