Apple’s WWDC 2021 is currently running. In addition to innovations in iOS and iPadOS, a new version of watchOS will of course also be presented. watchOS 8 comes with some new apps.
New apps for watchOS 8
Health is an important issue for Apple. That is why there are already some functions on the Apple Watch such as fall detection, heart rate measurement or EKG. The company wants to push this important topic forward with new apps. With the introduction of a mediation app, the breath app has been improved and new animations have been added.
With Reflect, more positive emotions should be generated by asking the Apple Watch to think about things or situations, to reflect on them and to let your emotions run free.
The topic of sleep monitoring will also have a new function with watchOS 8. With the new version, the sleep app can now measure the breathing rate (breaths per minute) during sleep. the user will be notified of any abnormalities.
In addition, two new training modes are integrated on the Apple Watch: Tai-Chi and a new Pilates training. Fitness + is also getting new content. Including workouts with personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins.
The Apple Watch has more individuality with the new portrait dial. With the crown you can then zoom in on the faces. You can also use the new photo app to share your favorite photos with others directly from your Apple Watch.
When it comes to news, in addition to an improved scribble function, GIFs are also included in your texts with the help of the new app shelf.
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