This is watchOS 9, the big update for the Apple Watch

The Apple watch has not only become the most popular smartwatch on the market, but it also continues to receive important updates from the Cupertino company that make it the perfect ally for our iPhone. With the arrival of WWDC 2022 we have seen watchOS 9 and the future of the Apple Watch.

Discover with us all the news about watchOS 9, the future Apple Watch Operating System. Definitely, Apple has bet heavily on new features that have also been included in iOS 16 and that you should not miss.

The interpretation of data by flag

The Apple Watch is an incredibly powerful device as an information collector, and this is its main asset. Apple collects, interprets and offers us a huge amount of information collected by the different sensors that make up the Apple Watch, and it is In this way, it manages to provide us with accurate data about our physical condition and performance. The more users have an Apple Watch, the easier it is for the Cupertino company to do this job.

Now Apple has decided to go one step further to improve the experience of runners, professional or not, as well as improve their performance through a better interpretation of the data. Apple claims to have strengthened its alliances with medical companies to improve the reliability of its measurements.

Four new watchfaces

Without too much fanfare, for starters Apple has added Lunar, a watchface that represents the relationship between the Gregorian calendar and the lunar calendar. Also, receive Playtime, a creation in collaboration with the artist Joi Fulton that represents a kind of slightly animated schedule. Secondly Metropolitan displays a classic watch with font changes and content changes based on the movement of the crown, and finally Astronomy, which represents a star map and some real-time weather data.

Besides all this, Apple has decided to renew certain watchfaces that did not occupy the space of the new screens well to offer maximum information, in the same way that a depth effect has been added to the watchface Pictures.

Heart rate sensor changes

Now the data obtained by the heart rate sensor will be displayed with different user interface, especially when we are training, they will appear differentiated by zones and color parameters depending on their suitability.

Improvements in the Training app

The Apple Watch workout app is one of the most used by users when we go to the gym or go out to play sports. We appreciate its simplicity and fluidity, but Apple has decided to go a step further. Now it will provide us with more detailed metrics in real time, as well as new personalized training plans according to our physical circumstances.

Similarly, we will be able to add new alerts for race pace, power, heart rate and cadence. Everything will depend on our needs and how we can exploit the capabilities of the Apple Watch.

Sleep monitoring and medication management

Now the Apple Watch, or rather with the arrival of watchOS 9, will receive a revamp in terms of the user interface of the app that monitors sleep. The Apple Watch will now detect when users are in REM (deep sleep), thus identifying the different stages of sleep.

To include this improvement they have used the data obtained by the Apple Watch and its users, in order to identify parameters that allow this information to be obtained.

On the other hand, Apple has included hand in hand with iOS 16 the possibility of establishing medication calendars, identifying not only the type of medication we are taking, but also its side effects depending on its combination with certain substances or other medicines. A functionality that will allow us to take medication not only more effectively, but also more safely.

Atrial fibrillation

In addition to the above, and once again as a result of the enormous analysis that Apple does privately of the data of its users, the Apple Watch will be able to keep track of our atrial fibrillation, helping those who suffer from a heart ailment to carry out a strict monitoring of these parameters. For this, a collaboration has been made with the North American Heart Association.

Compatibility and release

watchOS 9 will arrive during the month of 2022 September to all users, as long as they have a device compatible, which will be:

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple WatchSE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7

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  1.   Pablo said

    Good morning:

    You forgot to mention that, finally, we can edit information in the Reminders application and add events in Calendar from the clock.

    a greeting