Apple announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch

Our Apple Watch is pretty much the only reason why we ever do anything that even resembles exercise, and it's getting even more fitness features in watchOS 4. The company is set to announce all sorts of super cool goodies at WWDC'17 and is kicking off the event with new additions to the Apple Watch. The watch will now change the information displayed onscreen depending on the user's personal apps, including calendar, notes, traffic, weather, and many others. There's also new faces based on the hit Toy Story franchise which includes faces with Buzz, Woody, and Jessie. Apple has a new UI for the workout app as well with smarter coaching.With WatchOS 4, Apple Watch will communicate and exchange data with gym equipment.

You can also sync fitness equipment in gyms with the Apple Watch starting this fall, regarding things like calories burned.

Apple today detailed the changes that are coming to the Apple Watch with watchOS 4.

WWDC is now underway, and one of Apple's first orders of business was unveiling WatchOS 4. Furthermore, you can choose a playlist to launch automatically when you begin a workout, demonstrating synergy between the Workout and Music apps. Fitness maniacs will now be able to track HIIT (High-intensity interval training) as they please. And this is evident from the second generation device which focuses on improving activity tracking capabilities.




WatchOS 4: What is WatchOS?

Announcing the watchOS 4 update, Apple's Kevin Lynch stressed how the new watchOS has been developed to automatically show a selection of information users might want to see. Whenever you achieve any of these, the watch will display a pretty new animation. You can also do multiple workouts in a single session, like triathletes do. With the update, you can navigate through the album art by turning the Digital Crown. Developers have access to watchOS 4 today, and Apple Watch users will receive it as a free update this fall.

Plus, WatchOS 4 introduces a mode called "Gym Connect", which allows you to sync directly with gym equipment like treadmills and ellipticals. WatchOS 4 will also support native core Bluetooth. All three will get their very own watch face, complete with the character fully animated for your enjoyment. Similar to the iPhone, the control center will also now have flashlight functionality using the display.

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