Apple Announces watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with Siri Smart Watchface, More

Posted June 07, 2017

But arguably the coolest new feature is the launch of GymKit, which allows you to pair your Apple Watch with your gym equipment to more accurately track your workouts.

The developer preview of watchOS 4 is available from today for developers and ushers in a suite of new tools to better enable them to build Apple Watch software.

Apple watchOS 4 with Siri watch faceSiri intelligence extends further into Apple Watch with the new Siri watch face.

Activity tracking is one of the best things about the Apple Watch.

There are Photos, content from Apple news, coaching reminders from the Activity App, the weather, a reminder from the Breathe app. "We've created a truly individualized experience with the smartest Activity and Workout apps, the Siri watch face that shows you the information you need when you need it and we're seamlessly bringing users their favorite music right on the wrist".

Apple has announced the release of watch OS4, the next version of its smartwatch operating, and it is expected to be made public in this fall ( around September).

The Activity app is also getting an overhaul with watchOS 4.

A new Music App: Apple acknowledges that music wasn't an Apple Watch strong suit. For Crossfitters or triathletes there's also the ability to easilt add a different workout to the same session for those involved in multiple activities.

Fitness also gets a big push this time around. "So on watchOS 4, we have come up with a great solution for this".

In addition to Siri Watch Face, Apple has developed a kaleidoscope Watch Face with new characters to give Micky and Minnie Mouse some company.

Apple is also teaming with a number of fitness equipment providers like TurboGym, which makes it possible to directly sync workout data back to the Apple Watch.

There's also new full-face album art designs arranged in a deck of cards that are easier to swipe through.