Apple unveils watchOS 4 and the future of Apple Watch

Apple unveils watchOS 4 and the future of Apple Watch

The watch face will refresh whenever users raise their wrist throughout the day and enable users to flip through cards serving up different pieces of information.

WatchOS 4 also provides gym goers with the means to tether their Apple Watch to supported exercise equipment through a tool known as GymKit. Simply put, Apple is riffing on Siri and the Apple Watch just like Amazon and Google talk about Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively. Its apps have been updated, and the device has now been made compatible with the wireless AirPods.

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For those into, er, running and things, there's a handful of updates to Apple's Activity app. Multiple workouts can also now be chained sequentially into a single session. So for instance, if the Siri watch face detects that you are going to a movie tonight through your conversations, it will automatically bring your tickets to the forefront from the app you used to book them. Image credit: Apple Newsroom. This works by pairing the watch with an NFC sensor on the equipment itself from partners including Life Fitness, Cybex, Schwinn, Startrac, and StairMaster. 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.

Siri Watch face: Siri is an automatic face that pops contextual notifications into a continuous scroll of info. The Music app also starts automatically with a workout and there are several other options that you can control like swiping left during the workout to control your music. Apple Watch Nike+ starts at $369 (US). Lastly, there's the ceramic Apple Watch Edition priced at $1,249 and the Nike+ Edition at $369. Additionally, the company announced a new home speaker named HomePod and a new iPad Pro tablet. Heart rate monitoring of HIIT workouts have typically been an area where wearables have struggled but we found the Apple Watch Series 2's heart rate sensor proved surprisingly capable.

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The new multiapp view on iOS 11. Apple says these goals will be achievable because they're based on the user's actual workout history. In addition to this, the company's Prime Video will also be part of Apple's set top box.

In watchOS 4, the Music experience is getting a redesign and revamp.

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Fitness also gets a big push this time around. There's also some new animations. Still, they bring some cool new ways to interact with our watches and add a little fun to the screen we see the most. It will also come with a long-awaited upgrade in disk memory, set at 64GB.

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