What's new in watch os 8

watchOS 8

Apple has also presented the novelties that will come to the operating system of its smartwatches, although some will not be made to beg too much. For example, the revamped Wallet app will allow new forms of contactless payment, although from now on, and for those who have the Apple Watch Series 6, they will now be able to turn them into a digital key for unlocking and turning on cars.

In the autumn they will also be able to enter the home, office, and hotel keys, and later in some territories, they will be able to enter their driving licenses. In addition to Wallet, the Home app also receives its dose of improvements, for example, they will be able to see on the watch who is behind the door if they have a compatible surveillance camera. From the watch itself, you can also send messages to smart speakers or other compatible devices.

At the level of physical activity, the new version debuts Tai Chi and Pilates as new modes of exercise, in addition to other improvements focused on health:

watchOS 8 Release Date & New Apple Watch Features: Latest News - Macworld UK

The Breathe app becomes the Mindfulness app, which offers an enhanced Breathe experience, plus a new session type, Reflect. Reflect offers a conscious intention to focus on for as little as a minute that can be done anywhere, anytime.

At the level of sleep quality monitoring, this feature is enhanced as follows:

watchOS 8 gives users even more information about their overall well-being by tracking the respiratory rate during sleep, which is the number of breaths per minute. To do this, Apple Watch uses the built-in accelerometer to measure breathing rate while you sleep, and this information can be viewed, along with trends over time, in the Health app on your iPhone.

The new version of WatchOS also offers new ways of interacting with favorite photos, users will have new tools to communicate with the Messages application, it is even compatible with Focus, the new feature to show users' states, a function powered by Artificial Intelligence that goes beyond conventional personal states, and syncable with different Apple platforms and apps.

These and minor developments are widely described in the official announcement.

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