Apple unveils watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with new fitness features

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It includes new features for watch faces and a Siri-based watch face that filters information shown based on the priority arrived using machine learning.

watchOS 4 also improves app functionality and adds additional features to the Activity and Workout apps.

Apple says watchOS 4 has loads more features.

AppleWhen Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch operating system at its annual developer conference on Monday, it was clear that the focus is on fitness. Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm. Siri will also provide news headlines from Apple News.

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Apple will begin offering a developer preview of watchOS 4 today, with a full release coming to all Apple Watches this fall. He added, "We have created a truly individualised 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 are seamlessly bringing users their favourite music right on the wrist". And if you're the sort who can't start a run without some music, you can pick a playlist that automatically starts alongside your routine. With watchOS 4 four you can accurately count down all the calories, you burned during your toughest workouts. Besides that, Apple also announced that new watch faces that are joining are from popular characters Toy Story.

Big news for more hardened fitness fanatics is the addition of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

Finally, the Apple Watch can now be paired with select gym equipment so data is more reliable and accurate.

"When we use gym equipment, it has data that the Apple Watch doesn't have and the Watch has data the gym equipment doesn't have so you end up with numbers - like calories and distance - that don't completely match", Lynch said during the opening keynote. If you're on the go and can't reach your phone, you'll be able to send funds to your contacts from the Watch. New colors of the Nike Sport Band are also available.

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