What is Apple watchOS 6?
Software update for Apple Watch
Apple has updated the software for Apple Watch with watchOS 6. The update is available for almost all Apple Watch versions, with the exception of the very first Apple Watch (1st generation). To upgrade to watchOS 6, you need an Apple iPhone 6s or newer with iOS 13 or higher.
App Store on Apple Watch
With the arrival of watchOS 6 also comes the first App Store on your Apple Watch. Previously, if you wanted to download a new app, you had to use the App Store on your iPhone. With the App Store on your wrist, the Apple Watch becomes more independent from your iPhone. In addition, app developers can now develop apps that work on the Apple Watch independently. An iOS version is no longer necessary.
Your hearing is important and precious, so you want to take good care of it. Apple has come up with the Noise app to help you with that. This app will inform you of the noise level at concerts, festivals, and other events, for example. You'll know exactly when there is a chance of hearing damage. Does the noise level exceed 90 decibels? You'll receive a notification on your Apple Watch. Your ears will thank you.
Trends in the Activity app
Activity rings are nothing new. As an Apple user, you'll be checking the rings quite a lot. They make us aware of how much we move and it motivates you to keep moving. With the release of watchOS 6, you now have Trends in the Activity app. What you can do with it? You'll see your long-term progress. Trends will show you developments in, for example, active calories, training minutes, and walking tempo at a single glance. Have you been less active in the past 90 days than in the last 365 days? Your Apple Watch will coach you to try and change that.
This new app has been developed especially for women: the Cycle Tracking app. As the name suggests, it has everything to do with your menstrual cycle. Women can use this app to record important information regarding their menstrual cycle. You'll know exactly when to expect your next period and when you're the most fertile. If you want, you can keep a log to add even more information about your menstrual cycle.
Audio books app
Gradient watch face
California watch face
Numerals watch face
More new apps? The popular Dictation app that you already know from iOS is available on your Apple Watch as well. In addition, there is an Audiobooks app and a new Calculator app. This is ideal if you have to split the bill with your friends after dinner. As with every watchOS update, new dynamic watch faces are also included. You can adjust these watch faces completely to your use and wishes. Among the new watch faces are Modular Compact, Solar Dial, California, Gradient, and Numerals.
Apple Watch Series 5
- The Retina screen is always on. You can also view your most important functions and time at rest.
- You'll never lose sight of your target with the integrated compass.
- Measure your heart rate with the heart rate sensor and make heart videos with the ECG function.
- To set up the Apple Watch, you need an Apple iPhone 6s or newer. After setup, you can also use various Apple Watch functions without your iPhone being nearby.