watchOS

Do more in an instant.

With the latest watchOS, apps launch instantly and are easier to access. You can choose from a range of watch faces and share your daily activity with friends. Siri now connects with third-party apps like Streaks Workout. The Breathe app helps you stay healthy by taking a moment for yourself every day. And messages are more expressive and delightful. It’s the world’s most loved smartwatch — now with even more to love.

Streaks Workout support for Siri is coming soon.

Performance and Navigation Faster access to your favourite apps.

Now apps launch immediately with updated information, so they’re always ready when you are. You can easily get to the app you want by clicking the side button for the Dock. And swiping from the bottom of the watch face reveals Control Centre for your most used settings.

Watch Face Fresh faces. And fresh ways to switch them.

Choose from a variety of faces and customise them with an even bigger selection of useful apps. And now you can switch faces on the fly, so you’ll always have the right one for whatever you’re doing. Start with the Modular face and apps for your workday. Then easily swipe to the Activity face as you head to the gym.

Activity Sharing Share. Compare. Compete.

Share your Activity rings with friends and family for motivation. Compete to see who can close all three rings first. Or let your trainer keep an eye on your daily progress. Get notifications when people finish workouts or earn achievements. And then reply directly in Messages with some encouragement or a little competitive banter. You can even send your own racing heartbeat with Digital Touch.

Wheelchair Use Fitness for all.

Explore all accessibility features on Apple Watch

Workout App Sweat the
details.

Now you can see up to five workout metrics — distance, pace, active calories, heart rate and elapsed time — all at once, without having to swipe. You can highlight your most important metric, mark segments and label workouts like Pilates and Boxing. Your Apple Watch even automatically pauses on a run, like at a traffic light, and resumes when you do.

Breathe App Quiet your mind.
Relax your body.

The Breathe app guides you through a series of deep breaths that can help you better manage everyday stress or just experience a few calming moments. Start anytime and let the mesmerising animation and gentle taps help you focus. See your heart rate when you’re done and use the Time to Breathe reminders to fit a session into each day.

MessagesSay it with a little flair.
Or a lot.

Set off fireworks. Stick a sticker. Share a secret with invisible ink. You can even reply in your own handwriting or scribble letters on the display and let Apple Watch turn it into text.1 All your options — including larger emoji, sketches, taps and your heartbeat — are now in the same place, so you can send and respond to messages faster than ever.

Learn more about Messages in iOS 10

SiriAlways at hand.
Even more powerful.

Siri is there with you and ready to help. So you can accomplish more on the go, without having to reach for your phone. Send a friend a message. See how long you’ve been sitting. Or put on a song. And now Siri connects to many of your favourite third-party apps, so you can do things like start a session with Zova. Just raise your wrist and ask.

Zova support for Siri is coming soon.

Do even more directly from your wrist.

Control your home.

Use the Home app to manage all your HomeKit-enabled devices from your watch.2 Adjust the lighting, see who’s at the front door or switch on the air conditioning.

Automatically call for help.

Press and hold the side button and, no matter where you are in the world, SOS initiates a call with local emergency services. SOS can also send a message and map of your location to your emergency contacts.

Double-click to pay and go.

To pay with Apple Watch, just double-click the side button and hold the display of Apple Watch up to the contactless reader. A gentle tap and beep confirm that your payment information was sent.

Unlock your Mac.

While you’re wearing your Apple Watch, your Mac senses when you’re nearby and logs you in automatically. So it’s ready to use as soon as you wake it up.

Theatre Mode.*

Turn on Theatre Mode to mute your Apple Watch and keep it from lighting up when you raise your wrist. It’s perfect when you’re at the movies or putting the kids to bed.

Ping your iPhone.

When you can’t find your iPhone, Apple Watch can help. Just swipe up from the bottom of the watch face, then tap the Ping iPhone button. Even if your phone is set to silent, it will still make a tone.

More for developers.
More for you.

Along with performance enhancements, watchOS version 3 gives developers tools for fitness, graphics, games, media and deeper Siri integration. So they can create richer apps and you can enjoy even better experiences.

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