Apple revealed that the Apple Watch will be getting five new watch faces along with a feature called “taptic chimes.” If that weren’t enough, Apple Watch is also set to receive more Apple apps, further making it less dependent on being paired with an iPhone. On the other hand, independent apps and an Apple Watch App Store aren’t the only big things coming to Apple’s wearables in watchOS 6. There’s a more traditional “California” dial, a gradient face, an analog LCD face and an updated compact Modular face that includes an analog clock.
Besides that, Apple is also bringing more apps to the wearable, including a calculator, audiobooks, and voice memos. Despite these updates, the company is bringing its first-party apps to the Apple Watch with watchOS 6.
New Apple Watch Faces
Apple has introduced watchOS 6, and its centerpiece is an on-device App Store. So, now users can download apps to Apple Watches without reaching the handset. According to WWDC 2019, the Apps will now be able to run locally on the watch, without the need to have a companion app installed on the paired iPhone.
The first big thing coming to watchOS 6 is a suite of new watch faces, joining the existing options that have been iterated on since the first version of the Apple Watch. A number of the new faces are meant to highlight their graphic design, while some add more information than was available in prior designs.
On the event, company said that he five new watch faces are rolling out in watchOS 6. It includes a gradient face, a face with big numerals, a modern digital face, a California dial, and finally, a solar face. So, Apple boasted that some of these new watch faces can support a lot of complications, so if customization is your game, you’ll definitely want to check these out when watchOS 6 releases.
Coming to the activities, the activity now includes a machine learning-powered Trends. It features to show the progress in areas like cardio fitness, flights climbed and walking pace. Besides that, a Noise app can warn you if sounds are too loud, and Cycle give women menstrual tracking. Other additions include web search results and Shazam song IDs in Siri. It also has Spoken navigation in Maps and account sign-ins on the watch itself.