What's new in WatchOS 4?

Posted June 06, 2017

A Developers preview of watchOS 4 is available today, with the upgrade coming to Apple Watches everywhere later this fall.

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For instance, a new Siri watch face aims to predict information you'll need throughout your day. As well as being customizable, faces can now dynamically change based on various criteria, such as location and time of day.

There were a number of new watchfaces introduced this morning, including those featuring Disney characters from "Toy Story", and a trippy kaleidoscope one, but the most intriguing was the watchface that integrated Siri on your smartwatch's home screen. The machines will provide the watch with improved data on burnt calories, distances, speed, pace, and more, producing the most accurate workout data possible for a consumer-grade fitness tracker.

The Apple Watch will also work with NFC-enabled gym equipment for sharing stats from the Apple Watch and gym equipment to share heart rate, incline, and other specs.

Here's our review of the three new Apple Watch faces coming in WatchOS 4 in 2017. Apple's watchOS 4 can also communicate with popular gym equipment so users can track their activity on a treadmill, elliptical, and other products. The Music app also starts automatically with a workout and there are several other options that you can control like swiping left during the workout to control your music.

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The long awaited Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 (WWDC 2017) has officially begun. So for all intents and purposes, it's basically the Apple Watch's own version of Google Now.

WatchOS 4: What is WatchOS? There's also a new workout type for high-intensity interval training too. With the update, you can navigate through the album art by turning the Digital Crown.

The Workout app has been redesigned as well with easier navigation and a minimalistic landing page.

There are Photos, content from Apple news, coaching reminders from the Activity App, the weather, a reminder from the Breathe app. WatchOS 4 will also support native core Bluetooth. This is called Gym Connect - and it's not likely the last.

It's as if Apple is trying to tell us something.