watchOS 6: news, compatibility and availability

There is little doubt about Apple Watch’s leadership in the smart watch industry. With the latest Apple Watch Series 4 introduced last year, Cupertino’s company signed up for its best performance device. However, it is not all the device and its components, but its operating system, watchOS, that makes it great. At the WWDC 2019 held by Apple, the new version of watchOS 6 has been presented and we will now tell you what is new.

This year it seems that Apple has wanted to put a lot of meat on the spit for watchOS 6. In a very short time they have wanted to explain many things, so we will have time to test and investigate the new features of the system.

watchOS 6: news, compatibility and availability
watchOS 6: news, compatibility and availability

For the first time the Apple Watch will have its own App Store totally independent from the iOS . This way we can download applications for the clock without having to install them on the iPhone. New native apps are also arriving :

  • Calculator: complete application to perform calculations from our wrist. Advanced functions such as calculating the tip to leave in a restaurant
  • Voice recorder: at last watchOS will have a native recording app, which can be quickly accessed from a compilation with which, through a simple touch, we can quickly record our ideas.
  • Audiobooks: Obviously reading a book is practically impossible on a screen as small as the Apple Watch, which is why the arrival of the audiobooks at watchOS 6 is so long awaited and is that now you can enjoy your favorite books in audio format from your watch.
  • Podcast: Like audio books, podcasts are finally coming to watchOS so that we can keep up with our favourite programmes without depending on the iPhone.

Not all the new features stop there. The Apple Watch will now be able to measure ambient noise. It should be noted that this has been designed with privacy in mind and no data will be stored on any server. There is also a compilation that will show you the ambient noise in real time .

A really outstanding novelty that women will undoubtedly appreciate is the arrival of a native app that will allow to control the menstrual cycle . Through a complete app, you can keep track of everything related to the cycle.

The application of Health has been completely redesigned . It also gets smarter because it will consider what are the most important aspects for you. In the section on Activity there are also new features, such as the implementation of new measurement capabilities related to health and fitness; you will be able to see data such as how much time we spend standing up and even compare our daily activity with that done a year ago.

As usual, new spheres appear which are quite interesting and join the existing ones. Also new compilations related to the new native applications shown.

We remind you that this operating system will be in beta version for developers today . The official version will not be released until September, presumably with the arrival of the Apple Watch Series 5.

What did you think of the new watchOS 6? Leave us your impressions in the comment box.

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