WatchOS 8 wants to help us breathe better and will allow us to share photos from the Apple Watch
Along with the presentation of the updates of iOS 15 e iPadS, watchOS 8 arrives, the new version of your operating system for the Apple Watch. In this WWDC 2021, Apple has not missed the occasion to show news for its smart watches, focusing on health and sleep control news.
New apps to meditate and reduce stress
The first news from Apple for watchOS 8 arrive with the Health application. Here we have changes in the breathing application, with new animations that will try to evoke feelings of tranquility. Apple incorporates new animations and a new ‘Reflect’ mode for meditation and stress reduction.
For sleep measurement, with the Apple Watch we can measure respiration to see if it is consistent or not and detect irregularities. In case of not breathing well at night, watchOS 8 will allow us to send a notification and from the application we can see the number of breaths per minute in graphs.
The Fitness + application has new workouts and playlists, available from this month. Among the news at the training level, watchOS 8 incorporates two training modes: tai chi and pilates.
What’s new in Photos for Apple Watch
With ‘Portrait Watch Face’, Apple is able to create the portrait mode in the photographs that we put as wallpaper on the Apple Watch. It will do so through segmentation with computational photography, in the style of what Google does with its Pixels. By turning the crown, with watchOS 8 we will be able to zoom in on the subject (since it is separated from the background).