On the keynote of WWDC 2021, Apple did not accidentally release a brand new watchOS 8, but this time the new version is relatively updated and not very large. First, it strengthens the existing breathing app and adds new interactive effects to it. At the same time, Apple also introduced a mindfulness training app, which is divided into two parts: contemplation and breathing, which can help users find peace in the chaos.
In the part of sleep, the new system will further expand the scope of monitoring, falling asleep time, new rate, blood oxygen level and breathing rate will be recorded to better reflect your sleep state. Compared with the past practice of only recording the length of sleep, the sleep function of watchOS 8 has undoubtedly become more comprehensive. All data will also be synchronized to the health app, which is convenient for users to view at any time. In addition, Tai Chi and Pilates will also be added to the sports mode, and Fitness+ will also add new items and courses taught by Jeanette Jenkins, and can match physical training to the playlists of artists such as Lady Gaga.
As for other functions, there is a new portrait dial, which can use AI to divide the depth of field and achieve dynamic composition. The photo app in watchOS 8 has also changed, and its layout has become more conducive to operation on a small screen, and photos can be directly shared through messaging and email apps. Speaking of information, Apple has improved the experience of editing with the crown, and users can also add animated pictures to the message.
The developer beta of watchOS 8 will be online from today, and the beta beta is expected to be launched in July, and the official version will normally have to wait until autumn.