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WatchOS 5 preview in pictures

At WWDC 2018, Apple previewed what's coming to WatchOS 5 in the fall of 2018. Here's a quick look at some of the new features that will be available to Watch owners via a software update.

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David Carnoy
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Apple WatchOS 5 is coming this fall. It has a couple of key new features, as well as a bunch of enhancements to current Watch apps.
Check our CNET's full coverage of WWDC 2018.

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Many of the new features involve updates to Activity app.

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Hiking is one of the new workout types in WatchOS 5.

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Yoga is another new workout type that's being added.

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The Outdoor Run activity is getting some nice enhancements.

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The running activity's enhanced tracking features.

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You can set a target pace while running.

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New running feature calculates your "rolling mile" times.

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You can set up new competitions with other Watch users.

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You can challenge other Watch users to new seven-day competitions.

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There are new awards to earn.

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Stats compared.

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Trash-talk your opponents.

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Beating a guy named Chad always feels good.

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The new Walkie-Talkie feature allows you to communicate directly with another Apple Watch user over Wi-Fi or cellular.

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Push to talk.

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"Start alerts" is a new feature that automatically detects when you're starting a new activity.

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Automatically detects when you start indoor biking.

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Automatic start can detect you starting several activities.

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The Watch will soon sense when you end your workout.

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WatchOS 5 ties into the new Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12.

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There are several updates to the Siri watch face.

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Third-party apps can be added to the Siri watch face.

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Closeup of the apps.

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More new Siri watch face apps.

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Part of iOS 12, Siri Shortcuts will also be part of WatchOS 5.

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One of the biggest changes is you don't have to say, "Hey, Siri" before you issue voice commands. When you turn and raise your wrist, Siri is automatically activated.

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You'll be able to interact with notifications.

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You can add a web links to messages and view web content on the Watch.

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Reading an online menu on The Watch. WatchOS 5 is Webkit-enabled.

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You'll soon be able to listen to podcasts, not just music.

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Parents can share their baby's sleep and feeding schedule.

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If you're a student, you'll be able to add your student ID to your Apple Watch.

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Only a handful of colleges are participating at launch. More will be added in the coming months.

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These are the six universities participating in the new Student ID feature at launch.

Read the rest of CNET's coverage of WWDC 2018.  

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