Monday, June 10, 2024

watchOS 11 Announced

Apple (preview, MacRumors, 9to5Mac):

The new Vitals app surfaces key health metrics and context to help users make more informed day-to-day decisions, and the ability to measure training load offers a game-changing new experience when working out for improved fitness and performance. Activity rings are even more customizable, the Smart Stack and Photos face use intelligence to feature more individualization, and Apple Watch and the Health app on iPhone and iPad offer additional support for users who are pregnant. Check In, the Translate app, and new capabilities for the double tap gesture come to Apple Watch for added connectivity and convenience.

Chance Miller:

watchOS 11 will drop support for the Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 5, and the original Apple Watch SE.


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Hopefully they make watchOS at least borderline intelligent - I’m late to getting one and have been amazed by how stupid it has been culminating in the watch tapping me on the wrist to tell me to stand up whilst in airplane mode and my flight was 200ft off the runway coming in to land. [facepalm]

I wish the fitness tracker part of WatchOS was better. Sometimes I forget to stop a workout (such as an outdoor walk), only to find my watch dead a few hours later even though all I've been doing is sitting at my desk. It should be smart enough to end the workout automatically after a reasonable amount of time has passed with no walking / cycling / etc.

@ Ben G: watchOS has had "End Workout Reminder" since version 5 – does that not work for you?

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