1 of 4

Apple Watch: WatchOS 8 brings new access, connectivity and mindfulness features

Apple Watch: WatchOS 8 brings new access, connectivity and mindfulness features

Apple has announced WatchOS 8, the latest update for their Apple Watch series. There are many exciting features in this new release, including a variety of new accessibility options. This includes voiceover support and improved zoom functionality to make it easier to use your device if you have trouble seeing or using touch controls. The WatchOS will also be able to connect with more devices than ever before, making it an even more versatile tool for health monitoring and fitness tracking.

The biggest change is the addition of mindfulness features, which give users tools for managing stress levels throughout their day. These include personalized breathing sessions that can help people manage panic attacks or anxiety symptoms by focusing on deep breaths rather than racing thoughts about what's stressing them out in.

The new WatchOS offers a number of features that make it easier than ever before to stay on top your fitness and wellness goals. The first update is the "Wallet" application, which allows users quick access their credit cards as well as other important documents such as boarding passes or concert tickets without having them scattered around various places like cell phones in general do now days! There's also an updated Breathe app with exercises designed by physical therapists just for those looking after themselves carefully but still wanting some variety when working out at home thanks again Apple Watch technology making this possible (though we recommend using one!)

Apple today previewed WatchOS 8, with impactful new features that make the world's most advanced wearable operating system even more essential for users to stay healthy and connected.

A total of 18 original applications are now available in Watch app including Pedometer + RUNKLER - an application which tracks your steps while you're running or jogging; dietary guidance through diet coach feature based on Apple’s machine learning algorithms powered by Health Kit data analysis tools like calorie counter widget showing estimated energy needs per day according caloric intake history over weeks/months respectively calculated using macronutrient distribution.

With WatchOS 8, Apple has introduced new features that make the world’s most advanced wearable operating system even more essential for users to stay healthy and active. Among many other things in this update are a dark mode which is ideal if you have an OLED display on your Series 4 or 5 model; increased fitness-related functionality with Breathe app by Fitbit where they can monitor their heart rate along with counting breaths per minute when walking up stairs for 10 gradual minutes every day at work/home activities--and breathing exercises from Yoga guru Julie Gorham included too! Lastly there's native support of T exclusives such as Nike+ Running Club so all athletes will be able to track progress via plus.

All these features, combined with an updated interface make for a more enjoyable experience. Notifications on the phone are easier to read and respond too thanks to larger font sizes within messages as well as over hauled bird's-eye views in iMessages that allow you see who mails or texts without opening up another app! With all this newness coming out of Apple recently I'm glad they're giving people what they want - which is some quality time between themselves inside their own head by being digitally connected however possible via various apps like Breathe.

The Apple Watch is the most loved watch in the world, keeping users healthy and connected. Kevin Lynch from Apple announced that with their newest operating system for watches called "WatchOS 8" they plan on bringing more convenience access to places people live or work as well as updates focused around physical wellbeing like exercise tracking capabilities, new features designed specifically around mental health needs including expanded messaging abilities through iMessage which will allow you send drawings app messages without having them erase after being opened once then there are some small changes made when it comes down tp FaceTime audio calls but overall this update has been created so we can have richer personal connections based off what was mentioned before.

More Access with Wallet

Apple Watch is incredibly convenient to use with Apple Pay and Wallet. Users can make secure, contactless payments in stores or ride transit by accessing the places they care about most through this wearable device seamlessly - all while keeping their hands free!

The new Ultra Wideband support for Apple Watch will allow wearers to unlock their car and start it from afar. First announced at WWDC in 2020, the update is now available on Series 6 models of smartwatch with LTE connectivity.

The newest feature allows users who have this capability equipped as well as those that don't but still wish they could use an app such as CarPlay or MirrorLink while driving ahead without having anyone do anything other than hold onto one hand tightly!

The Cupertino Company has announced that beginning this fall, users can also add keys for their home and office to Wallet. Next year they will be able let an Apple Watch unlock the app! Users in participating states like California or Texas may start adding driver licenses into wallet as well at select TSA checkpoints - it's not too far off after all.


The idea that privacy is an inherent human right has been around for centuries. Apple believes the same, and since Health data often contains personal information like identification numbers or medical history they're encrypted on device to protect consumers' identities in their quest towards maintaining anonymity with those who have access as well as against any potential attacks from hackers looking at our most sensitive of documents.

The Apple Watch was designed to be the ultimate personal security device, and it’s not surprising that their encryption capabilities can keep your identity safe. For example: when you use a driver's license or state ID as identification for digital payments on an iOS devices like Payees card in wallet app, they're encrypted before being safely stored within Secure Element (the same hardware technology used by apple such as keeping Apple pay private). This means no one but yourself - including those who might want access your information like government agencies- knows whether or where these cards have been presented!

 New Workout Types

WatchOS 8 introduces two new popular workouts that are both beneficial for physical fitness and mindful movement: Tai Chi, an ancient form of martial arts which blends movements between standing postures; Pilates to improve core stability while assuming specific poses. These innovative apps use powerful algorithms with validated measurements in HRV (heart rate variability) & RMSSD(root mean squarescaled Delta).

Sleeping Respiratory Rate

Apple's latest Apple Watch update is designed to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep. It includes new features like the ability for users, through a pre-bedtime routine or other activities during their day, such as meditation - which helps keep your mind from racing throughout those last few minutes before lights out--to establish better sleeping patterns as well as metrics that track time spent snoozing versus awake seconds so they can see how much progress has been made in regards towards hitting goals set by focusing on restful slumbering. The watchOS 8 software also offers an increased level of insight into one’s wellness due its tracking capabilities related specifically around respiratory rate: number breaths p/m.

Apple Watch uses the built-in accelerometer to measure resting respiratory rate while sleeping, and this information can be viewed in Health on iPhone. Developers are able to use it with permission through Apple's new HealthKit app since its launch last year for iOS 10. To do so, it provides access via skin sensors that continuously monitor movement related data including number of breaths taken per minute or amount air inhaled over time - both indicators of sleep stage Such measurements will appear under "movement" within your Activity tab inside Gym settings where these metrics accumulated during workouts too; they may also show up next as trends after enough periods.

Portraits Watch Face and Photos

The Photos face is the most popular Apple Watch face, and WatchOS 8 introduces new ways to view and engage with users’ favorite photos right from their wrist. The update enables a variety of different interactions depending on who you are as well as which album or playlist your favorite image falls under; whether it be for work related purposes like checking reminders before running off late again (or early!), personalizing this part about yourself through long-term projects such as collages by friends over time - all while keeping up to date via social media feeds too!

The new Portraits watch face brings to life stunning portrait photos shot on iPhone with an immersive, multilayered effect. It intelligently recognizes faces in the photo and crops just enough so that it highlights who you're trying to identify while not overwhelming any other elements of its surroundings or person's features for added clarity!

The Photos app is now more intuitive, offering new ways to view and navigate collections. Memories are available on your Apple Watch so you can access them even when away from the phone or laptop! Sharing photos has also been made easier with Share Sheets integrated into messages in iOS 12 which lets people instantly share any photo they receive right inside their conversation - it's like one tap sharing for everyone!.

Messages and Contacts

Communicating on Apple Watch is even easier with new tools in Messages. Users can combine the use of Scribble, dictation and emoji all within a single message for those who dictate their own words or phrases-- they have an option to edit what appears before them if required! To add more expression when typing out something short but sweet? Simply enter your choice from hundreds trending GIFs available through this app's customization options which will surely brighten anyone’s day. A creative way communicate effectively without having speak into someone else's device seems like such great idea doesn't it?! Well now we're able too thanks to brand.

WatchOS 8 also brings the Contacts app to Apple Watch, providing a simple way for users and families alike. With just one tap of their wrist in any situation that calls for contacting others or gathering information about someone else's family members it becomes easy as pie!

Watch owners will be able edit contact details like names and phone numbers right from this handy little gadget without ever needing another device such as an iPhone nearby at hand; making sure everyone on your list can stay up-to date with what is happening around them plus never missing out again because you were too busy checking messages elsewhere. You can now use Apple Watch to type in any message, whether you're talking about the weather report or telling your friend how happy they make you feel.

 Redesigned Home App

With the redesign of Apple's Home app in WatchOS 8, users can more conveniently access accessories and scenes needed for a particular moment. They're even able to control what music plays from different rooms around your house by simply tapping on them!

How to make your home feel like it's never been before. With a few easy tricks, you can use the power of technology and voice-enabled devices such as an Intercom system or HomePod in order give yourself peace of mind knowing everyone has their own space without worry about who might be coming over at any given moment!

Apps: Users with a HomeKit enabled camera can view who is at door directly on wrist (not necessary for Apple Watch users). Tapping "Intercom" broadcasts message through connected devices - including those that have been set up themselves using special software from companies.


With watchOS 8, Apple is making some big changes to how we use our watches. One of the more notable features in iOS 15 is Focus which lets you reduce distractions and be mindful about what’s happening around yourself by blocking out everything else on your device except for important information or people close enough that they don't distract us from concentrating on one task at hand.

Apple Watch will automatically align with any Focus set on iOS, so that notifications from people and apps are filtered based on what a user is currently doing. For example: when starting a workout at home or in front of your computer screen before going out for an run there's no need to push another button because it already knows you're working towards fitness goals - which means all the information about exercises involving running goes straight into this smartwatch!

A New Approach to Mindfulness

From the beginning, Apple has been committed to making their products help people live better lives. Now more than ever we need these Everyday Innovations and with watchOS 8 coming out soon they're taking a step in that direction by bringing mindfulness into your wristwatch! The Breathe app becomes Mindfulness which will feature enhanced features like new sessions types: Reflect (to reflect on what you've done). With HealthKit integration it can also provide other benefits such as calories burned while exercising or steps taken since last sync without having data manually added each day meaning this update could be great not only for wellness enthusiasts but business professionals too.

Reflect offers a mindful intention to focus on for as little as one minute that can be done anywhere and at any time. Each Reflect session welcomes the user with an original, thoughtful notion they are invited too consider in order bring about positive change within themselves! For example: I might see something like “Recall your favorite memory where you felt peaceful" or maybe "reflective question - what would make this day better?"

With Breathe and Reflect, you can experience a variety of different modes to help find your inner peace. The new features include three sessions: a guided meditation with voice narration called “Breathe”; five individualized exercises focusing on breathing techniques as well as reflection upon one thing for which we are grateful each day that they have been introduced in "Reflect." You'll also be able enjoy these experiences through beautiful animations while using them - just wait until you see what happens when they're combined!

New Updates

The Apple Watch comes with multiple timers, each assigned a specific label. For example “Laundry Timer” or "Cooking Time."

With WatchOS 8, more Apple Watch apps will be able to take advantage of the Always-On display. Some popular ones that already support it include Maps and Mindfulness Coach among others in addition to new features like Stopwatch or Timer widgets through Third Party App Developers who can use an updated API for their own app's timely updates with this technology as well

Assistive Touch enables one-arm usage of Apple Watch by sensing simple hand gestures to interact without touching the display. Using built in motion sensors, users can answer incoming calls and control an on screen cursor with ease!  With this new feature added into WatchOS 5 it makes life easier for those who have difficulty using their hands or wrists as well as helping them be more independent during everyday tasks such as making phone calls while wearing a wristwatch device.

The Find Items app on Apple Watch has come to the rescue of many users who have lost their belongings. The new feature not only helps them find tagged items, but also lets you keep tabs on your missing device as well!

The redesigned Music app has been released with a number of exciting new features. These include being able to easily share songs, albums and playlists from within the application as well as enjoy music all in one place by listening live radio or podcasts!

The Weather app now offers severe weather notifications, which will be a life-saving tool during times of emergency. The new design includes government alerts on certain types of severe events and delivers Next Hour precipitation information in addition to its old features like rain forecasts for today or tomorrow as well as storm observations from all over the world!

Family Setup is now available to add transit cards from Hong Kong, Japan and select mainland cities in China as well as US accounts. The introduction of this feature will allow you more options when it comes time for traveling on your next family vacation!

Apple fitness service, Apple Plus Fitness+, expands its offerings in WatchOS 8 with Picture-in-Picture support and new filtering options. Users can stop or resume a workout on any device they are using thanks to this update from the app developer which will be released later this month after its beta testing phase has been completed next week! In addition, there is an entire series focused around Jeanette Jenkins who some might say is one of America's most sought after personal trainers due her success rate being particularly high among other things she offers such as weight loss programs tailored specifically for you based off your needs - all through working out at home while still managing work commitments outside those hours spent sweating alongside others every day.



The developer beta of watchOS 8 is available to Apple Developer Program members starting today. A public beta will be released next month and the new release should roll out this fall for those who own either a Series 3 or later edition device paired with an iPhone 6s+, running iOS 15+. Some features may not work in all regions, languages/countries etc., but TechInsights has said they hope that developers can iron these minor bugs prior releasing their app onto users during pre-release stages - just like how betas are done nowadays!


 Follow us for more information and updates, wristwatchstraps.

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

You might Like This