You weren’t anticipating to make it by this 12 months’s WWDC with out some huge watchOS information, had been you? Apple’s wearable isn’t fairly doing iPhone numbers, however Watch has been massively profitable for the corporate, totally dominating the smartwatch market.
Shocking completely nobody, the corporate is taking a extra targeted strategy to mindfulness. Apple’s not able to kill Calm or Headspace simply but, however the fashionable breathe characteristic is getting a a lot wanted improve with new animations reminding customers to replicate and be extra aware.
Additionally new is respiratory monitoring, which so far had been extra of a background characteristic. It’s being surfaced within the watchOS expertise, for monitoring over time and extra notifications.
It wouldn’t be a watchOS replace with out some new faces, after all. Right here the corporate is including a portrait mode to faces to supply extra depth for pictures because the lock display screen. The Watch Pictures app is getting a brand new format, as nicely, together with the share photos from the watch to first-party apps like Mail and Messages.
Health+ is getting a bunch of latest content material, as nicely, together with artist musical spotlights for exercises together with Alicia Keys, Girl Gaga and Keith City. Tai chi and Pilates are additionally being added to the listing of exercises tracked by the wearable.
And final, however definitely not least for a lot of, watchOS can be getting GIF help. Public beta will go reside subsequent month; watchOS 8 can be out there for all customers this fall.