watchOS 9

Extremely insightful.
Exceptionally personal.

watchOS 9 gives you even more to go on. A Workout app packed with more features than ever. Greater insights into your sleep health. And more watch faces with more personalisation to keep everything that’s close to your heart close at hand. Coming this autumn Watch the event

Workout

New Workout Views. Take it all in. Go all out.

The display now lets you see more while working out. Just turn the Digital Crown for new views of metrics like Activity rings, Heart Rate Zones, Power and Elevation.

Heart Rate Zones

Quickly get a sense of your intensity level. Training zones are automatically calculated and personalised using your health data, or you can create them manually.

Customise your workouts

Tailor work and recovery intervals to suit your training style. Receive alerts for pace, heart rate, cadence and power. You shape it. It shapes you.

Distance and time are on your side

Instant feedback to know if you’re at the right pace to meet your goal. And dynamic pacing to help you get there.

Race a Route. Repeat it and beat it.

If it’s an Outdoor Run or Cycle workout you do often, you can choose to race against your last or best result and receive timely updates to help you get there.

Know on the go with Running Form Metrics

Add Stride Length, Ground Contact Time and Vertical Oscillation to your Workout Views to help understand how efficiently you run.

Introducing Running Power

An instantaneous measure of your effort, Running Power helps you stay at a level you can sustain.

Multisport. Singularly awesome for triathletes.

Automatically transition between swim, cycle and run

Swimming enhancements. What a kick.

Kickboard (swimming with a float) is now automatically detected as a new stroke type for Pool Swim workouts. Track your SWOLF score for each set, a metric commonly used by swimmers to track efficiency.

Enhanced Workout Summary

Scrub through your run.
Progress is in the details.

Reminders for medications

Makes taking your meds and vitamins run like clockwork

Log your meds right from your wrist

The Medications app1 helps you discreetly and conveniently keep track of your medications, vitamins and supplements. And lets you log them from reminders.

Sleep

Sleep stages. A better bedtime story.

See how much time you spent in REM, Core or Deep sleep, as well as when you might have woken up.

Track your sleep over time

Sleep comparison charts in the updated Health app on iPhone let you see metrics like heart rate and respiratory rate.2 And how things may change throughout the night.

Watch Faces

New faces to help you face the day

Introducing Metropolitan, which lets you customise the font of the numerals on the dial. Playtime, a collaboration with artist Joi Fulton. And Astronomy, remastered to take advantage of the expansive display, showing cloud coverage around the world.

A Lunar face that’s out of this world

Lunar celebrates calendar timekeeping using phases of the moon. Choose from three different calendars: Chinese, Hebrew and Islamic.

It’s more into whatever you’re into

Even more watch faces support rich complications. Just look how connected you are.

Portraits face enhancements

The Portraits face now lets you put pictures of your dog or cat on it. And you can use the editing mode to add a tint to the background layers of a photo.

Background colours from aqua to zinc

Now you can customise your watch face with a wide range of colours and gradients to match your mood. Available on Modular Compact, Modular and X‑Large faces.

Family Setup

New features for kids who don’t have an iPhone

More fun
for them. More peace of mind for you.

Podcasts for all

Now you can use the Podcasts app to discover and follow new podcasts on your wrist using Search and Listen Now. And the app is available to kids using Family Setup.

Now everyone can feel at Home3

Your children can be invited to the Home app as members and can control your HomePod speakers and smart home accessories like thermostats and lights. More power to them.

Key for safety

Add home keys, hotel keys and more to Wallet, so kids can get in.

Quick Actions

Double-pinch to start a workout or take a photo

Operate your watch in a whole new way

Apple Watch Mirroring is designed to make the watch experience more accessible for people with physical and motor disabilities.4 Stream your Apple Watch to your iPhone and fully control it using assistive features on iPhone like Switch Control and Voice Control.

Productivity

Notifications minus distractions

When you’re actively using your watch, notifications arrive as unobtrusive banners. When your wrist is down, they’re received as full‑screen notifications.

A little love for your favourite apps in the Dock

Apps running in the background are prioritised over the rest of the apps in the Dock, making it easy to quickly return to them.

Quite a day for the Calendar app

Create new events directly from your Apple Watch and easily navigate to specific days or weeks.

A keyboard that really speaks your language5

Apple Fitness+

New trainer call-outs

At key moments in the workout, Intensity Metrics are called out and will appear on the screen for motivation. The intensities are Easy, Moderate, Hard and All Out.

Hit your target, smash your goals

Trainers will also provide rowing, cycling and treadmill guidance to help you adjust your pace and get the most out of your workout.

See your metrics on compatible TVs

Fitness+ subscribers who use AirPlay to see their workouts can now get real-time personal metrics from their Apple Watch on compatible displays.

watchOS 9
compatibility.

Find your Apple Watch model

watchOS 9 requires iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or
later and one of the following Apple Watch models:

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

Not all features are available on all devices, regions or languages.

See more of yourself in Health.

Learn more about the updated Health app

Join the Apple Beta Software Programme.

Sign up today with your Apple ID

Developers will love watchOS too.

Learn more about developing for watchOS

iOS 16

Personal is powerful.

See the preview

iPadOS 16

Incredibly capable. Unmistakably iPad.

See the preview

macOS Ventura

Works smarter. Plays harder. Goes further.

See the preview