Apple WWDC 2016: Top 10 Features of WatchOS 3 You Need to Know

By Vigneshwar

    The Cupertino giant Apple has unveiled its latest watchOS 3 at the WWDC event bringing major improvement along with UI overhaul. While the developer version of the watchOS 3 is already available, the public rollout is scheduled for this fall.

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    Let's have a look at the top 10 features of the latest WatchOS 3 in the below slides

    WatchOS 3 Features #1

    After criticized for its speed, the company has upgraded the wearable with fast app launch and other operations. Now the apps will be pre-loaded in the memory, meanwhile, the background app updating and refreshing will happen.

    WatchOS 3 Features #2

    Besides this, the Apple Watch user will get an app dock, that will store the user's favorite apps for easier access.

    WatchOS 3 Features #3

    Now starting an activity becomes much easier with the new watch face dubbed as Activity Ring. This will have a button which starts the tracking whatever training you are about to start.

    WatchOS 3 Features #4

    This app turns into a breathing coach that will guide you to some sort of meditation in step by step manner. When you open the app, the display animation will be show synchronized with your breathing speed and start measuring the breath you take per minute. When it's done, it will show you the summary of the session with all the necessary statistics.

    WatchOS 3 Features #5

    In this WWDC 2016, Apple has showcased, how easily you can reply to your messages from the watch itself! In this update, the company got rid of reply button first! Now all you have to is to scroll down to get into the replying section. Then you have to type the words on Scribble feature. Moreover, this feature will also recognize handwritten drawn letters on the display.

    WatchOS 3 Features #6

    Talking about the watch faces, the company has launched three new faces which include Minnie Mouse ( three different outfits), a Numeral face, and three variants of an Activity Ring watch faces. You can change the watch face just by swiping over the display from edge to edge.

    WatchOS 3 Features #7

    Just like iPhone, the Apple Watch has control center now housing options including Do Not Disturb, Airplane Mode, volume, a battery meter, lock, and "find phone".

    WatchOS 3 Features #8

    Now the Apple Watch will allow you to contact emergency centers with the latest SOS feature. In the case of emergency, just hold down the power button, there will be a 3 seconds countdown timer just below the switch off option. When the timer hits 0, it will automatically call the emergency number.

    WatchOS 3 Features #9

    With WatchOS 3, the Apple Watch can track the activity for people in wheelchairs. This feature will measure calories and fitness levels.

    WatchOS 3 Features #10

    The new WatchOS 3 will be available for the users this fall while the developers version is already out.

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