It’s been a huge week for Apple with the US technology firm revealing what’s arriving on its devices in 2019.
The yearly WWDC Developers Conference opened its doors on Monday with Apple revealing big upgrades to the iPhone, iPad and its Mac computers.
And don’t panic if you own an Apple Watch as there’s a blockbuster update coming to these devices as well with plenty to look forward to in the coming months.
So, if you own one of Apple’s tech timepieces then here’s what’s new and how things are set to be improved.
NEW WATCH FACES
If you’re getting a little bored of the current digital faces that are available on the Apple Watch then don’t fret.
Apple has just announced that new designs are inbound with the launch of watchOS 6.
In fact, the US firm says that it will introduce some dynamic new watch faces later this year which not only change the way your watch will look but also offer more personalisation and access to favourite apps, contacts and information.
The new designs include Modular Compact, Solar Dial, California, Gradient and Numerals faces.
NEW APPS INCLUDING THE CALCULATOR
Having a calculator watch was the dream of many gadget fans in the 80s and this popular feature is now coming to Apple’s wearable.
Not only will the calculator bring simple maths to your wrist but will also offer a fast way to check how much to tip and split the bill when out with pals.
As well as the new Calculator app there’s also the addition of Audiobooks and Voice Memos now come to this device allowing you to record straight from your wrist.
BETTER HEALTH AND FITNESS
Apple continues to improve its fitness features with the Apple Watch soon able to show workout data for your entire year.
Another bonus coming in watchOS 6 is the new Cycle Tracking app.
This will give women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.
If you love hitting the gym there’s also news that Apple GymKit compatibility will soon extend to manufacturers Octane Fitness, TRUE Fitness and Woodway, connecting Apple Watch to more cardio equipment in clubs around the world.
KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR EARS
We all know about heart health and keeping fit but Apple now wants to keep an eye on your hearing.
In watchOS 6, users will get access to a new Noise app which monitors background sound levels via a real-time decibel meter.
If things get too loud then you can be alerted to stop any damage happening to your hearing.
The Apple Watch will be the only device that will allow access to this new monitor when the update arrives later this year.
Another extra is the ability to check if you are playing music through your headphones at a volume that is too high.
THE APP STORE ON YOUR WRIST
For the first time, watchOS 6 brings the App Store directly to Apple Watch.
This means users can easily install third-party apps, search for apps using Siri, dictation or Scribble and view app product pages designed for the watch screen right from the wrist. Developers can also now build Apple Watch-only apps, created to work independently on Apple Watch without an iOS app.