Apple has revealed the next-generation of its Apple Watch operating system, introducing features such as handwashing detection, face watch sharing, alongside the long-awaited sleep tracking feature, native on Apple Watch for the first time.
Speaking of the new release, Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said: “We’re energized by the positive impact Apple Watch is having on our customers and are excited to deliver meaningful new tools that support their health, fitness, and wellness.
“watchOS 7 brings sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workout types together with a whole new way to discover and use watch faces, helping our users stay healthy, active, and connected.”
Share your watch face with friends
One of the most awaited features is the introduction of watch sharing, allowing users to share their watch face configurations with friends and on social media.
Brands can also create their own personalized watch faces to share with users, introducing millions of new use cases and opportunities.
track your sleep with your watch
Sleep tracking allows users to track their sleep on the Apple Watch for the first time, including the ability to create new pre-bedtime routines to reduce blue light and allow consumers to ‘wind down’.
Apple has made some significant under-the-hood changes to allow Apple Watch to be worn for bed, and new sound alarms and haptic tap will wake users slowly and gently.
new workout options on apple watch
New workouts have been introduced on the operating system, too, including Core Training, Dance, Functional Strength Training, and Cooldown, allowing users to track more of their movements and collect calorie and move credits.
avoid loud music with headphone alerts
Apple has also added more support for users on watchOS 7, alerting users to how loudly they listen to media.
The idea is to reduce the volume of headphones so that users don’t permanently damage their hearing, whether listening to music or podcasts on their AirPods or Beats headphones.
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