Apple's WatchOS gets new health, sleep-tracking and hand-washing features

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Apple watch helps you meet not only your fitness goals, but also helps support your health. With features such as cycle tracking, the breeze app, and noise notifications. We're going to be adding even more capabilities this year in watch OS 7. We'd like to share a couple of them with you today, starting with one of the most requested features for Apple watch, tracking your sleep. To tell you about this over to Vera car.>> Thanks, Kevin. There are many ways to look at sleep scores, advanced monitoring or sleep cycle analysis. We are taking a more holistic approach to sleep by leveraging the devices you use every day to not only track your sleep But to support you and actually meeting your sleep duration goal that starts with choosing not only when you would like to wake up in the morning, but also when you'd like to go to bed. For most of us, setting a goal is easy, but getting to bed on time, that's the hard part. So we are offering wind down. It can help you get to bed on time by minimizing distractions. And creating a personalized routine. Let's look at how this works. In the evening head of your bedtime, your phone can display the wind down screen to help you transition mentally before you go to bed. It creates a calm lockscreen experience and turns on Do Not Disturb for you. You can also set up shortcuts, for simple things you may like to do to help you prepare for bed. These might include using your favorite meditation app or playing relaxing music. Once it's time for bed, your screen will dim and your watch will go into sleep mode, which looks like this. The screen will be off during time in bed so won't bother you. And a tap displays this simple face When it's time to wake up, you have a selection of gentle and effective alarm sounds, or a silent tactic only wake up alarms, so don't disturb your partner. Once you're up, you'll see a friendly greeting, easing you into the day. It also shows your battery level so you can remember to charge in the morning. Apple Watch tracks your sleep using a machine learning model that senses your motion and even interprets the micro movements caused by the rise and fall of your breath providing signals for when you're awake. And when you're asleep. There's an updated safe section in Health app including a view of your trends over time. Sleep schedules wind down and sleep mode are also available on iPhone without a watch in iOS 14. We know you'll enjoy using your watch throughout the day and now throughout the night. Thanks Farah. In addition to sleep keeping you healthy, there's another preventative care item that's so important, particularly now. Hand washing and watch us seven. Apple watches the first wash to deliver automatic detection when you start washing your hands and sensing of how long you actually wash. Our approach here is using machine learning models to determine motion which appears to be hand washing, and then use audio to confirm the sound of running water or squishing soap on your hands. During this, you'll get a little coaching to do a good job. You'll see a countdown along with haptics and sounds to make sure you wash as long as you're supposed to. If you pause early, there's a plate note to keep washing. And when you're done, you'll see hear and feel it. That's just some of what's coming this year and watch the rest of it. Including discovering and sharing faces, new workout types, sleeping, hand washing, detection, and other new capabilities like Siri language translation and that's apple. Watch.

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