Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Technology | By Ramiro Moody

Apple Watch Is Getting Improvements for News, Fitness, Music, and Siri


Apple just announced its watchOS 4 for the Apple Watch at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) of 2017.

As for the Toy Story watch faces, you can either choose to have Woody, Buzz or Jessie standing by the time, but they'll likely be a little less useful than Siri. First up along the line is the Siri Watch Face.

The activity tracking has updated as well with more functionality and the Workout app has a brand new UI. Just tap the NFC tag to connect your watch with the gym equipment, meaning you'll need to find a gym that supports the tech first.

These were only a few of the changes apparently coming to the Apple Watch in watchOS 4.

In case you're into triathlons, pentathlon, or even decathlons, watchOS 4 will let you easily switch between different sports tracking by simply swiping over the activity app's home screen. Furthermore, you can choose a playlist to launch automatically when you begin a workout, demonstrating synergy between the Workout and Music apps. With watchOS 4, customers doing back-to-back workouts or training for a triathlon can combine multiple workouts to capture overall calorie and time measurements.

Apple improved the fitness capabilities of the watchOS. "Apple Watch paired with AirPods has really become a magical combination", Apple says. All Watches will be eligible to release the operating system for free once it is released in the fall.

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Many users get the most out of their Apple Watch when they use it during exercise. In watchOS 4, Apple Music playlists are imported automatically based on what you listen to, several playlists are supported in the update. It will sport a trippy animation that changes over the day, and when users rotate digital crown.

WatchOS 4 is in developer preview now.

The Apple App Store is also getting a revamp, picking up clues from Apple Music's design which has apparently been successful with the public.

There are Photos, content from Apple news, coaching reminders from the Activity App, the weather, a reminder from the Breathe app.

The biggest update to the Apple Watch health and fitness suite was an integration between the watch and fitness equipment at the gym. Apple's more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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