Apple teased watchOS 9 today at WWDC 2022, and this update packs several new features and enhanced experiences. They include more custom watch faces with richer complications, an updated Workout app, sleep stages in the Sleep app, an FDA-cleared AFib History feature, and an all-new Medications app, which makes it easy for users to conveniently manage, understand, as well as track items.
The four new watch faces include: Lunar for showing the relationship between the Gregorian calendar and lunar calendar; Playtime, a dynamic piece of artwork created in collaboration with artist Joi Fulton, Metropolitan, a classic, type-driven design that changes styles as the Digital Crown is rotated; and Astronomy, complete with a new star map and current cloud data. Sleep stages utilizes signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensors to detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep. Apple’s all-new Medications app may be the most useful yet, as it lets users manage their medications, vitamins, and supplements. You’ll be able to create a medications list, set up schedules or reminders, and view information on about medications in the Health app. Apple watchOS 9 beta is available to developers starting today, while a public beta is set to release next month. Want something more flashy than the standard charging puck? Elago’s W6 charging stand transforms your Apple Watch into a miniature iPod Classic.
- WHY APPLE WATCH SERIES 7 — The most advanced Apple Watch features powerful health innovations like sensors and apps to measure your blood oxygen and...
- EASILY CUSTOMIZABLE — Available in a range of sizes and materials, with dozens of bands to choose from. Change up your look by switching your band...
- INCREDIBLE DURABILITY — Built to be tough. It’s more crack resistant, it’s dust resistant, and it’s swimproof.
- Everyday scratch defense with flexible and shock-absorbent layer
- Matte finish with carbon fiber accents add a modern look
- Raised bezels for bolstered screen protection
Users around the world love Apple Watch for helping them stay connected to those they love, be more active throughout the day, and better manage their health. This fall, watchOS 9 takes the Apple Watch experience to the next level with scientifically validated insights across fitness, sleep, and heart health, while providing users more creative ways to make their Apple Watch their own,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer.