Apple recently announced its newer version of the Apple Watch OS 8. Here is the list of new features
Apple Watch OS 8 features
- Feature your favorite friends and family images. This new watch face leverages Portrait mode images from your iPhone to give the people you love a spotlight.
- The new Home app in watchOS 8 makes it easier to find and control accessories and scenarios by room. With a HomeKit-enabled camera, users can see who is at the door. HomePod, HomePod mini, and other personal gadgets can also broadcast messages over the Intercom on Apple Watch.
- With Ultra Wideband support for digital car keys on Apple Watch Series 6, users may securely unlock and start their automobile from afar. In the fall, customers can add keys to Wallet and unlock with their Apple Watch. Later this year, customers in the US will be able to link their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet. Users can utilize their digital ID at TSA checkpoints initially.
- Multiple timers with specific labels using Siri (such as “Laundry Timer” or “Cooking Timer”)
- More Apple Watch apps now support Always-On display, including Maps, Mindfulness, Now Playing, Phone, Podcasts, Stopwatch, Timers, Voice Memos, and others,
- To support Apple Watch users with upper-body limb differences, AssistiveTouch enables one-arm usage of the Apple Watch by sensing simple hand gestures to interact without touching the display.
- A new Find Items app on Apple Watch helps users locate tagged items using the Find My network, and a new Find Devices app helps users locate lost Apple devices that are signed in with the same Apple ID.
- The redesigned Music app enables users to share songs, albums, and playlists through Messages and Mail, and enjoy music and radio all in one place.
- The Weather app now supports Severe Weather notifications, displaying government alerts about certain severe weather events. The app also delivers Next Hour precipitation alerts and offers updated complications.
- Family Setup introduces the ability to add transit cards from Hong Kong, Japan, and select China mainland and US cities, and Calendar and Mail now include the option to add a Google account.
- Apple Fitness+ gets Picture in Picture support and new filtering options, and users can stop and resume an in-progress workout on any device.