Going into, rumor had it that with the arrival of WatchOS 5 Apple would finally allow third-party developers to for the Apple Watch. That didn't happen, but Apple did announce enhancements to the Activity app, Siri watch faces, Notifications and a new Walkie-Talkie feature that allows you to communicate directly with other Watch users over Wi-Fi or cellular data.
Aside from the Walkie-Talkie feature, the biggest update will be the ability to raise and turn your wrist to issue voice commands without saying, "Hey, Siri" first. Raising your wrist automatically activates Siri.
Some other additions to WatchOS 5 include new workout types (yoga and hiking), better workout tracking, new activity competitions, and automatic start and end alerts for activities -- your Watch will automatically detect what type of activity you're starting.
Siri watch faces also support the new Siri Shortcuts inas well as shortcuts for third-party apps. Additionally, you'll be able to view linked web pages on your Watch.
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