Apple introduces watchOS 10, a watered-down redesign with new widgets

Apple launches the new watchOS 10

We are hungover, virtual hangover or augmented reality hangover... but obviously not everything will be the new Vision Pro (which we will talk about at length here and in the podcast). It's time to talk about watchOS 10, the new operating system for the Apple Watch. Hailed as the biggest Apple Watch redesign butÔÇŽ Keep reading as we give you all the details of watchOS 10.

As I told you, Apple has just presented the next watchOS 10 (already available in its first Beta version for developers), and I already tell you that it is a version that has not surprised me too much either. Of course, first of all I am going to tell you about the new products that we are in the new version.

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New spheres

watchOS 10 Snoopy watchfaces

If there is something that motivates us to update, it is the possibility of having new spheres on our Apple Watch. But this time we are short of news... Snoopy (with his friend Woodstock or Emilio) reaches our doll and joins Minnie and  Mickey Mouse, and the characters from Toy Story. In addition to this comes Palette, a new sphere that shows us a range of colors that will vary throughout our day.

Glances, glancesÔÇŽ the widgets are back

New watchOS 10 widgets

Remember Glances, or Glanzes from WatchOS 3? Well yes, Apple has done it again, come on, it has recovered them so that by moving the digital crown in any sphere we can have information from any application without having to open it. Why do I remove them? Only Tim Cook knows...

Glances or we can call them widgets as they work somewhat like iOS and iPadOS 17 widgets. Its interactive so we can press to execute the actions that they offer us, such as pausing a song or an iMessage audio, will it be integrated with the future WhatsApp for Apple Watch?

Mental health, Apple also wants us well

New watchOS 10 mental health app

As you know, it is a topic that has been coming to light more and more lately, and precisely the problem of mental health is the little that comes to light. the app Mindfulness now it is also going to worry about our mental health.

We will be able to achieve our emotions throughout the day, or set a general mood for our day. And yes, this time they wanted us to not only be able to do it from the Apple Watch, we can also do it from the iPhone or the iPad.

Related to this they have also incorporated what they call Vision Health (or Eye Health). The Apple Watch with its ambient light sensors will go recording time spent indoors and outdoors, so you can give us recommendations to prevent our eye health from getting worse.

Apps are "redesigned"

Redesign watchOS 10 apps

The main redesign comes to the applications, yes, do not expect a redesign that will leave you speechless... We are facing a redesign that makes better use of the screens of all Apple Watch models in order to show the information of each one more clearly.

Now we have new full screen views, icons on the edges of the screen and other possibilities that developers can also use to take advantage of all the space on the Apple Watch screen.

New compass interface

New 3D view of the watchOS 10 compass

You see it in the previous image, now we can see the compass in three dimensions, something that I find quite useful when we are in the field following a route since it is easier to follow our path. In the interface you can see points of interest in order to be aware of the important points that are around us.

As you can see, they will also be created automatic points of interest such as the last point where we had coverage, or the point from where we can make an emergency call with satellite connectivity. On maps we can also see Topographic maps Although for now they will only be available in the United States.

All news that accompany also new training modes focused on this occasion on the world of cycling or golf with third-party applications.

The new watchOS 10 will be compatible with all Apple Watch models starting with Apple Watch Series 4, the previous models are left out but, as has happened on other occasions, they will continue to receive software updates. and to you, What do you think of the news of the new watchOS 10? We read you and we comment on it in the Actualidad iPhone podcast. To us, or to me personally, I can tell you that everything seems pretty decaffeinated to me.


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