Apple releases watchOS 9 with new features and watch faces
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Apple releases watchOS 9 with new features and watch faces

This week, Apple released iOS 16, a new version of the mobile operating system for iPhone smartphones. At the same time, the updated watchOS 9 platform became available for Apple Watch smart watch owners, bringing several new watch faces and features related to sports and body control.

    Image source: Apple

Image source: Apple

First of all, we note the appearance of four new watch faces:

  • Lunar – displays the Gregorian and lunar calendars on the clock screen;
  • Playtime, an animated number watch face created in collaboration with artist Joi Fulton;
  • Metropolitan – a classic-style dial where the font changes as you turn the side wheel on the watch case;
  • Astronomy is an updated version of the astronomical watch face with a star map.

In addition, the developers have updated some of the classic watch faces such as Utility, Simple, and Activity Analog. Users also have access to all Nike watch faces.

watchOS 9 updated workout app which is very popular among users. The developers have updated the application’s interface and added options that allow you to control your training and develop your sports plan in more detail. New alerts can appear on the watch during exercise, including pace and heart rate alerts. WatchOS 9 also offers new experiences for people who do triathlon, running, swimming, other sports and fitness.

Apple Watch users could previously monitor sleep quality. watchOS 9 expands on this by dividing your sleep into phases so you can better analyze your rest. Health features have been enhanced with atrial fibrillation tracking on EKG measurement, and syncing with the Health app allows you to set reminders to take medication.

A power saving mode is also implemented in watchOS 9, allowing you to extend the battery life of your watch while maintaining access to basic functions. The updated calendar app allows you to schedule events and appointments from the clock screen. The QWERTY keyboard now supports new languages, including French, German, Italian, Japanese, etc. For the full list of what’s new in watchOS 9, see Official Apple website.

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