Until WWDC, which is now under a new watchOS nothing was known. Nobody knew what Apple will introduce nor analysts were not sure until the last moment that if ever a new version of the operating system will see watchOS. Finally, it happened, and Tim Cook at Apple Worldwide Developers Conference introduced a totally new watchOS 3, which brings several new features, changes and improvements. What will be the owners of Apple Watch greatest joy and what we can all look forward to?
At the beginning of Kevin Lynch talked about the fact that the company is mainly trying to work loading and application acceleration. The system will keep application in memory, and will work with them in the background after switching is carried out so-called Instant Launch, which launches immediately.
Newly watchOS 3 we find a dock not only running applications, which can be activated by a button on the side.The Dock, you can embed applications you want to run fast. Due to the Dock disappear “Glancis”.
In watchOS 3 also find a new Control Center that is called just like on the iPhone, so that it “pulls” from the bottom of the screen. The great advantage is that centerum Control will also be able to customize their own image.
Rather for many owners of Apple Watch will watchOS 3 somewhat critical functions – write directly on the watch, unfortunately feature will initially be available only in English and Chinese. If you arrive a message, you can reply to it on the watch, so that you will write individual letters directly on the screen itself Apple Watch.
WatchOS part 3 will also be new faces, which we will be able to customize even more. For example, we will be able to change clothes Mickey Mouse. Mickey will be added girlfriend – Minnie. Other new faces will be designed primarily for displaying user activity. Dials will be able to also help change the so-called “swipe gesture”. Exercise will also have the option to run directly from the watch dial.
Another feature that will help you in an emergency will be called SOS button. With longer pressing the side button will display “Off Standby mode,” and most recently “SOS”. After pressing the dial the hotline and watch while using a paired iPhone finds your location, write down all your friends that you are in distress and also send your medical ID. The function should be available in the Czech Republic.
Complete remaking also underwent application that is used to measure activity. And ranking, will be added, with which you can compare your results with your friends – the function is called “Activity Sharing”. Thanks to the aforementioned functions will be able to share data, which include bpm / kcal or even elapsed distance.
WatchOS part 3 will also Breathe new application that teaches us to breathe properly, using special animations.Applications will also tell you when you should prefer to relax.
Apple Watch also offer special features, including “activity rings” for wheelchairs.
For developers of brand new SDK was released.
Beta version is already for download to all developers. Versions for ordinary “mortals” will be released in autumn this year.