WatchOS 5 debuts with health and fitness tweaks

05 June, 2018, 08:02 | Author: Jeannette Greene
  • Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode

Walkie-Talkie mode on the Apple Watch, coming later this year, will let you send short voice messages directly from your Watch to another Watch user. While iOS 12 does not drop support for any of the older iPhones, the same is not the case with watchOS 5. These changes will be the most notable external enhancements since the Watch launched about three years ago, but the new models will still support bands from earlier models, a person familiar with the device said. Pricing and Availability ● watchOS 5 will be available this fall as a free update for Apple Watch Series 1 and later and requires iPhone 5s or later on iOS 12. watchOS 5 will not be available on the original Apple Watch. These types of challenges are incredibly popular with Fitbit users, and now you'll be able to challenge Apple Watch-wearing friends to 7-day activity competitions.

Watch notifications, which were once simple alerts relayed from your iPhone, will become significantly more useful in watchOS 5, especially in third-party apps.

If you're an Apple Watch fan, the company has some good news for you now.

The Siri watch face on your Apple Watch was introduced with watchOS 4, and the convenience of having Siri on your wrist will be increasing when watchOS 5 releases this fall, thanks in large part to machine learning.


With watchOS 5, Apple Watch owners will be able to challenge activity-sharing friends to a seven-day competition, where users compete to close rings.

The new watch interface also offers new workout categories for hiking and yoga, activities that didn't have their own labels on Apple Watch before. Furthermore, watchOS 5 brings the awaited customise button arrangements in the Control Center. Student ID Cards was mentioned, in particular. The new features announced on Monday are created to reignite interest in the category from users and developers.

And the Apple Watch is becoming useful for students, with the addition of Student ID cards that college kids can tap to gain access to buildings and more on campus. The watch face is simple, showcasing the pride rainbow with the time.

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