watchOS 4 is official: new watchfaces, improved Music and Activity apps coming this fall


watchOS 4 is now official.

Chief among the new features are a trove of new watch faces, with the most intriguing one being the intelligent Siri one. It's a proactive endeavor with a treasure of new complications that will show you relevant information throughout the day. Just like iOS, the Siri watch face uses machine learning based on your routines and apps you use and when you use them in order to present the relevant information right there at your wrist.

Aside from the new Siri watch face, Apple Watches will score Toy Story's Woody, Jessie, and Buzz Lightyear watch faces which will most likely touch you if you're a 90's kid. There's also that trippy kaleidoscope watchface that will help you relive the 70's. Whatever floats your boat, we guess.


The Activity app is also getting a host of feature improvements. First of all, Activity's notifications on watchOS 4 will be more personalized to you, your activity history and goals, trying its best to motivate and keep you on the winning streak. Certain sports and activities are also getting love - pool swimming tracking, for example, is greatly improved and will let you lap by simply tapping the edge of the pool. Fitness maniacs will now be able to track HIIT (High-intensity interval training) as they please.

In case you're into triathlons, pentathlon, or even decathlons, watchOS 4 will let you easily switch between different sports tracking by simply swiping over the activity app's home screen. Finally, users will be able to sync the fitness data the Apple Watch collects with compatible NFC-enabled gym gear by simply bringing the wearable next to it. This way, both devices will sync and provide you with more accurate activity tracking.


Aside from that, watchOS 4 will introduce an improved Music app. It will automatically import new Apple Music playlists; multiple playlists are also supported. There's a redesigned album art window that looks slick with redesigned album art in tow. 

Finally, there's a redesigned app dock in watchOS 4, which will let you scramble throw your apps by simply rotating the dial on the side.

watchOS 4 will hit all eligible wearables later this fall.





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