What's New with WatchOS 8

The Apple Watch gets even better with the watchOS 8 updates. Its features keep you active, focused, and connected. Check out the features below to know how you can maximize your Apple Watch.

Stay healthy

Staying active is never a problem with the Apple watch because you can exercise anywhere anytime. The watchOS 8 keeps your body on the move with its new workout types: Tai Chi and Pilates. The Apple Watch can now measure respiratory rate while you are asleep in addition to time asleep, heart rate, and blood oxygen.

Your health is a measure of your physical and mental wellness. The Mindfulness feature includes additional breathing exercises. In addition, the smartwatch feature Reflect helps you establish a meditation practice by offering a thought-provoking theme to spark mindfulness along with eye-catching graphics.

Stay focused

Focus is the new feature addition to Apple devices, the Apple Watch included. You can now filter notifications according to what mode you want, and it’s automatically aligned across iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS. Users can set automation to turn on Focus with modes such as Fitness, Work, etc.

Stay connected

With watchOS 8, you can not only connect with the people you love but also the things you cherish most. You can now sync your Apple Watch to your Home app to track status updates for thermostats, light bulbs, and other accessories. Apple users with HomeKit-enabled cameras can now see who is at the door right on the wrist. For Intercom users, there's a quick tap feature for getting in touch with everyone in the home. 

Using the Messages app on the Apple watch, Scribble, dictation, and emojis can be expressed in the same message. You can stay connected when you’re on the move by using its new feature to edit dictated text. The Apple Watch supports sending GIFs in Messages with watchOS 8, and you can now get in touch with your loved ones on the Apple Watch with its own Contacts app.

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