If you are an Apple watch owner then here is a chance to upgrade to a new version and experience the all-new features that the latest Apple Watch Series 3 embraces. The Series 3 watch was launched on 12 September 2017 with a bagful of new features that are aimed to track your health in a smarter and inventive way.
Built for the health-conscious crowd, the new OS comes with a range of new workouts, workout labels, sync ability and much more.
Tim Cook, CEO, Apple said in the Apple’s Q3 2017 financial townhall meet said, “Apple Watch will become more intelligent than ever this fall with watchOS4, featuring a proactive Siri watch face, personalized activity coaching, and an entirely new music experience. watchOS 4 also introduces GymKit, a groundbreaking technology platform to connect workouts with cardio equipment.”
Apple Watch watchOS 4 Features
Here is a list of watchOS 4 features that’ll make your Apple smartwatch smarter and more intelligent.
Enhanced Heart Rate Monitoring
This feature of watchOS has certainly taken a giant stride forward. You can now have a detailed view of your heart rate history. In addition to viewing your heart rate from the watch’s face, you’ll be notified whenever there is a spike in it due to inactivity.
With the help of machine learning, this feature displays information and app shortcuts that matter to you in your routine including contact suggestions, reminders and more. You can scroll through various notifications by rotating the Digital Crown on the watch face.
There are new Disney faces from the popular Toy Story (Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear) that are a bit more advanced than the previous Disney faces. The earlier Mickey and Minnie faces were animated, but the new faces come with longer animations and are programmed to behave differently each time you rotate your wrist.
Sync with Your Gym Machine
This is incredible indeed- you can now sync your Apple smartwatch with your gym equipment. The two-way data exchange will yield out accurate results for sure. All you need to do is tap the NFC tag to establish a connection between your watch and gym equipment. However, you need to first locate a gym that has advanced equipment and support such a functionality.
Improved Workout Features
The new version has a whole new range of workout types and allows you to switch activities in the middle of a workout. The company has integrated them with machine learning and personalization techniques that offer challenges and suggestions on a monthly basis according to your history and workout records. Plus, ‘Do Not Disturb’ will be turned on automatically during the workout session and turn off once the workout is complete.
New Music App
The Music app for the Apple watch has been redesigned completely. You now get a multiple playlist option which has been introduced for the first time in Apple watch. The app tries to be smart in anticipating your mood and favorite tracks. Fresh tracks and the ones that you listen frequently get displayed automatically. It also has Apple-curated playlists like Heavy Rotation, Favorites Mix and New Music Mix- displayed only if you have an active Apple Music subscription.
Find here Apple Watch watchOS 4 Installation Guide.
Apple has added more features to the list of offerings including Apple Pay support, redesigned dock interface, blinking light for night runs and more. You can have a look at each one of them here.