During WWDC 2019, Apple announced the new version for its Apple Watch operating system. Naturally, it’s called the watchOS 6, and it comes with a couple of new features.
One of them is specifically made for women. It’s called Cycle Tracking, and it helps women log important information related to their menstrual cycles. This will also be available on iOS 13, and both versions can work independently, without needing to be paired to one another.
Another impressive addition is called the Noise app. It’s a simple app that lets you know if the surrounding noise is bad for your hearing. The Apple Watch running watchOS 6 will notify the wearer whenever the surrounding sounds go above 90dB. While the app samples sounds of your surroundings in real time, Apple claims that it doesn’t save or transmit any recordings.
Other new features included in watchOS 6 are a range of new watch faces, a new calculator app that lets you split bills more easily, and the ability to record voice notes via the Voice Memos app.
And finally, with the watchOS 6 comes the App Store for the Apple Watch. Like on any other platform, you’ll be able to browse apps, look at previews and read user reviews, all from the Apple Watch running watchOS 6.
Also announced were a couple of new bands for the Apple Watch. They come in Canary Yellow, Dragon Fruit and Cornflower, as well as a special Pride Edition Sport Loop.
Apple says that watchOS 6 will be available in fall. The bands, on the other hand, have already showed up in Apple Malaysia’s website, and are priced at RM209.