Too much attention from Apple
Improves and integrates health and fitness features. The user experience has been pretty similar over the last few years with different versions of Watch OS. even though,
Watch OS 10
It provides a very important update in terms of how users interact with them
the guard I’m using the public beta version of watchOS 10, and here’s what you can expect:
Smart stack and widgets
Apple has pushed the widget button pretty hard now that it’s available on almost every device. What started on iPhones is now available on iPad, Mac and Watch. Apple’s treatment is a little different, and it’s called the Smart Stack. As the name suggests, it allows you to stack multiple widgets together and flip through them to see different information. For example, you might have a smart stack that shows you the weather, your upcoming events, and your fitness stats. Smart Stack is a great way to see the information you need most at a glance. It takes time to get used to, but is actually quite useful.
One big change is how you swipe on the Apple Watch display. Currently, if you have an Apple Watch, if you swipe on the display, it takes you to Control Center. watchOS 10 changes that now show you widgets when swiping. Meanwhile, the Control Center is now accessible using the side button. Now, some new Apple Watch buyers and those who haven’t used the side button before may find it easier. There have been many instances of pressing the side button without realizing that it now activates the control center. Again, this takes time to get used to.
watchOS 10 introduces new ways to interact with apps. For example, you can now swipe up on the screen to see more information on an app or swipe down to see your notifications. You can use new gestures to control music playback, answer calls, and send messages. The call screen with WatchOS 10 also got a redesign and looks more compact. These are all small changes on paper, but make a big difference in how you interact with your Apple Watch on a daily basis.
Apple makes a case for Maps
One feature I really like is how Maps now works on the Apple Watch. For someone who uses Apple Maps quite a bit, the Apple Watch now shows an actual map rather than directions. It not only looks clean but also gives you a better idea of your surroundings.
Another new feature in WatchOS 10 is offline maps. This means you can now download maps to your Apple Watch so you can use them even when you don’t have an internet connection. This is a great feature for hikers, cyclists and anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors.
102078358New watch faces
Both of the new watch faces are pretty cool. Apple has pretty much mastered making watch faces that not only look good but offer all the necessary information. watchOS 10 brings a cute Snoopy watch face. Snoopy and Woodstock have lots of antics and the watch face is a lot of fun to use. Both play with watch hands, and if it’s raining outside, they react accordingly.
Palette watch face is really colorful and offers enough customization options.
All for the mind
The Mindfulness app — pre-WatchOS 10 — was probably my least used app on the Apple Watch. A lot of people found it useful, but somehow it didn’t work for me. With WatchOS 10, that has certainly changed. Apple has talked about placing a lot of importance on mental health, and now the Mindfulness app is the place to do it. Users have the option to record their emotions and daily moods. This feature is really cool as it gives you the option to log your mood and add context to it. For example, if you feel anxious at work, you may actually be over it. You will get a notification after few hours to check how
These are just a few of the major changes I noticed in WatchOS 10. Apple has made a lot of changes to WatchOS, and most of them are for the better.