Apple has officially announced the next installment of its smartwatch operating system - watchOS 4 - this morning at WWDC 2017, which promises a myriad of exciting new features including interchangeable faces, advanced Siri capabilities, a whole new suite of fitness-focused tools, utilities, and more. Google Now tried this with Android Wear. Apple also brought on Lauren Goode to speak well of the WatchOS 4 update with the Workout app. Apple says that machine learning is used to display information that's going to be useful to you at any given time.
The Siri face is designed intelligently and appears in a table-stack view.
The Workout app in watchOS4 will also have some specific exercise updates as well. Similarly, swimming-detection has been improved and the app now automatically detects your sets along with then you pause at the edge of the pool. It can also measure your high intensity workout training. The Apple Watch Series 2 is available in 6 different casings and with different bands, with a base price of $369.
Apple worked with popular companies such as Cybex, Matrix, TechnoGym, Schwinn, LifeFitness, StairMaster and now Workout and watchOS 4 offer two-way sync with various fitness equipment. This will work through NFC.More news: Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
The music app was also revamped with the aim of delivering more data and music at a glance. With even more songs on the wrist, the effortless combination of Apple Watch paired with AirPods™ makes listening to music ideal for workouts or on the go.
You will also be able to chose a playlist that automatically stats playing as soon as you start sweating it out in the gym.
There's also new full-face album art designs arranged in a deck of cards that are easier to swipe through.
WatchOS 4 seems to lay a lot of emphasis on workouts. And the following month, Apple joined the Partnership on AI, an industry consortium established past year to promote best practices.More news: Sam Houston holds off Texas Tech 9-8, forces deciding game
Apple made the announcement of watchOS 4 at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.
The Apple Watch's signature Activity ring feature will help you stick to your daily fitness regimen with greater rigor.
The redesigned Dock in watchOS 4 also gains a new vertically-scrollable list interface, and an updated Control Center will boast a toggle for the new "Flashlight" functionality on Apple Watch, allowing users to shift the device's display into a flashlight, or a blinking warning light for when you're running outdoors at night, for example. There's also support for audio recording in the background navigation, screen auto-rotate and native Core Bluetooth.More news: President Trump's typo 'covfefe' stumps spelling bee champ