Apple just revealed their new OS update for Apple Watch at WWDC 2017. Experts says, WatchOS 4 update could be the game changer in smart watch competition. So, what’s more interesting about this watchOS 4 and when it will be released? Let’s get into it!
In 2017, with the launch of Apple Watch 2 they placed them on the top of the smart watch market. Even with heavy competition from Fitbit and Other smart watch makers like Samsung, Sony, and Garmin and it doesn’t affect growth.
For all of 2016, Canalys estimates Apple sold 11.9 million Apple Watch units, giving it 49% market share on the year.
What more to say, users loved the apple watch and its fantastic user-friendly features!
The new and upcoming watchOS 4, featuring a proactive Siri watch face that displays the certain information that users need most throughout the day, user based personalized Activity coaching and an entirely new music listening experience.
The update features an enhanced Workout app and introduces GymKit, a groundbreaking technology platform that will offer customers connected workouts with cardio equipment.
“Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and is now more intelligent than ever with watchOS 4,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer
Siri intelligence Extends To Greater
Siri will display the more accurate and dynamic information based on the user activity, time, date, daily routines and pertinent data from apps such as Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders, and Wallet, as well as headlines from the new Apple News app for Apple Watch.
Tailored Encouragement or Motivation based on your different activities like walking, running, and working out in the gym.
Every morning, watch users will get a personalized notification in their watch if they’re close to achieving a goal, or suggest what they can do to match yesterday’s activity levels. Users will also receive personalized and unique Monthly Challenges to keep up the habit continue.
Music is More Personal Now
With a newly redesigned music app that will automatically sync your New Music Mix, Favorites Mix and most listened to music. Quick AirPods connection and more songs on the wrist, listening to music ideal for workouts or on the go.
Newly updated Workout App now includes auto-sets for pool swim workouts which most Apple watch users need for swim activities.
Also, includes new motion tracking and total heart rate track algorithms for High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts.
With all new GymKit app you can pair with Apple Watch with your favorite cardio gym equipment like treadmills, ellipticals, indoor bikes or stair steppers from global manufacturers such as Life Fitness and Technogym with a simple tap.
Just a simple flip, you can check your calories, distance, speed, floors climbed, incline and pace with most accurate measurements possible.
New Watch Faces and Bands
It’s no surprise Apple does this every new update they bring to their devices. With addition of Siri watch face, your favorite Pixar characters like Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear, while the Kaleidoscope watch face turns static images into mesmerizing patterns
To express your personal style, Apple has introduced four more new bands. This season’s offering includes vibrant Sports Bands, a bright yellow Classic Buckle and Nike Sport Band options that color-match with the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Day to Night Collection and Pride Edition Woven Nylon in rainbow stripe.
Person to Person Payments with Apple Pay
Apple Pay got more attention last couple of years, but in Smart watch this bit late. However, the WatchOS 4 brings an essential feature of pay or receive money quickly and more securely than ever. You can also transfer money through iMessage or Using Siri. When users get paid by Apple pay, they receive the money in their new Apple Pay Cash account and can use it instantly to send to someone or make purchases in stores and apps, or transfer it to their bank account.
Native Core Bluetooth Support
WatchOS 4 will support native core Bluetooth which can easily link with the smaller wireless products like continuous glucose monitoring, info from your surfboard as your in the water, and so, so much more.
You can download Apple WatchOS 4 Beta from their Developer page or just go to settings in General, click “Software Update”. That’s it! You are in!