In a keynote during the Apple world conference, the company debuted the latest OS9 update, an update that features in the Apple Watch. The watch now has more faces to choose from, offering more customization features than the previous versions. The available faces include Lunar, Playtime, Astronomy, and Portraits.
However, the most significant update this launch revealed was the AFib feature which is FDA-approved. Meaning? The Apple Watch users can now access information about their heart rhythm and deeper insights into the condition. Not only this, but they will also get weekly notifications to understand the frequency and can view a detailed history in the Apple Health app. It also includes lifestyle factors that may influence AFib, like alcohol consumption, sleep, and exercise.
There's also a new healthcare app on the watch that allows you to track the medicines, vitamins, and supplements. It schedules reminders and also allows you to view information about the medicines. You can create custom reminders for the medicines and exclusively in the US, it alerts you about certain drugs and their risks. The update also has a better option for reminders as they come in a slimline manner allowing you to focus on the ongoing activity rather than getting distracted but still getting it in a gentle manner.
The watch also boasts a new workout app that is updated to give more accurate metrics of performance, and also new training experiences to help users reach fitness goals. There’s an addition of the Kickboard detection feature as a new stroke type for a pool swim, which uses sensor fusion as a new stroke type swimming. It detects when users are swimming with kickboards and also classify the stroke type with the distance swam. The workout app also supports multisport workouts that automatically switch between swimming, running, and biking.
The sleep insights of the app also help the users to create Wind down and bedtime schedules, and keep a track of their sleep to help them meet their sleep goals. The sleep tracking of the app gives an insight into Deep Sleep, REM, and Wind Down and also uses the signals from the accelerometer and heart sensor to get detailed information about heart rate, sleep comparison, and respiratory rate as well.
Speaking at the launch, Jeff Williams, COO, Apple said, “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,”
That said, this is what you needed to know all about Apple Watch OS9. So, if now your friends talk about you in the new update, you know what to share with them in detail now.