WatchOS 7: What's new on the Apple Watch?
WatchOS 7: What's new on the Apple Watch?
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WatchOS 7: What's new on the Apple Watch?

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[SOUND] The Apple Watch is finally becoming a 24 seven companion let's talk about all the new features on watch OS seven [SOUND]. First things first, if you have an original Apple Watch Series one or a series two You might as well stop watching this video because sadly, Apple announced that this update is only coming to the series three or higher, and that excludes a lot of users. Now, if you're still with me, though, let's talk about that big one, which is sleep tracking. And I'm saying it's the most important feature here. Not necessarily because it's life changing. In fact, it's Pretty basic if you compare it to sleep tracking on other devices or sleep tracking on other third party apps, it's mainly because of the fact that we've been waiting for it for so long. It also means that Apple has finally overcome the battery hurdle before there was no way the Apple Watch was going to continuously track sleep throughout the night because the battery was not going to last. Now apparently it is possible for it to continuously track 24 seven. Now we'll get to some of the details. How does it work exactly? Well, according to Apple, it its main purpose is to help you get to bed in time so that you can sleep longer and therefore help you get to your sleep duration goal. So it focuses on sleep duration, not necessarily quality of sleep. It doesn't provide He kind of analysis of what you're doing when you're in bed. And so it starts with kind of an extension of the bedtime routine. It helps you create a healthy habit for sleep, whether that involves a meditation app, dimming the lights, getting some music going, whatever that means for you. Just to get you in bed at the right time uses the motion sensors and the heart rate sensors to figure out when you're actually Past out versus just tossing around in bed. And once this happens then all notifications are turned off and it goes into kind of a standby mode except for the fact that it's using these sensors until you wake up in the Morning, and then the alarm goes off and you wake up and you can see the history or a graph of how your night went. Now the fact that you won't be able to charge it overnight, means that you're going to have to charge it in the morning or Before you go to bed if you didn't have enough battery life to get you through the night Apple says that you need at least a 30% charge before you go to bed to be able to track a full night of sleep. So you will get a notification to do this before bedtime or in the morning. And the cool thing is that even though you won't be wearing your watch in the morning or at night that you will get a notification on your iPhone once the charge has reached 100%. So Hopefully this will help you not forget it as you're running out the door in the morning, although, I guess we're not running anywhere these days, but you know what I mean? Now I'm gonna be honest with you guys. I'm not a huge fan of sleep tracking and not because I don't like the feature mainly because I know for a fact that I don't get enough sleep and I don't want a reminder of that. I have two young kids. I just have no control over how much I sleep. But I know that a lot of you guys use it and I'm genuinely curious to see what you guys think of this feature. This native feature on the Apple Watch. Is it enough? Is it what you were hoping for? Are you disappointed? Please please please let me know on the comments section below. Now we gonna transition over to the next feature which is the watch face because ultimately it's gonna change the looking feel of your watch a little bit and going forward, we're gonna have a lot more options than before. This is mainly because of the ability to share watch faces. [BLANK_AUDIO] Apple Watch, users will also have a lot more options to purchase. Personalize their watch faces using different complications. Now this is exciting because it doesn't just apply to Apple Watch users, different companies, different apps can develop their own personalized Apple Watch base. Of course using the pre existing templates. This is not Apple giving free rein to developers to create their own watch faces and a third party watch Bay store etc, etc. It's It's a toned down version of that, because it still requires you to use the pre existing templates. But at least you can add different things to it. And you can add multiple complications from the same app. So say for example, you're all in on surfing or you're all into the baby app, which is what they showed on the keynote. Then you can configure different complications that take you to different commands on that same app. Now once you have that perfect watch face, you can share it in a bunch of different ways. You can text it, you can email it, you can send it via social media, you can discover it in a link in a website or in the app store if it's from a specific app. So it just gives a lot more possibilities as to what you're gonna see on your Apple watch face. You'll also get a new chronograph pro Apple watch face which includes that tick emitter feature that we had talked about in the rumours which measures time and distance. We had also talked about different features for the photos on the Apple Watch, but this now only includes a new colour filter for the photos as well as a Extra large display with bold text. So if you're short of sight or if you're just like to see bigger text when you're out for a run or on the go then that will be available as well. [MUSIC] Now let's go on to fitness features which is one of my favorites except we didn't get that many new ones this time around. So for starters, we got four new workout types including dancing, core training, functional strength and cool down. Now you've always been able to tag workouts as whatever you want after the fact, with the Apple Watch, but it does use a brisk walk as the baseline for anything other than the ones that they list So the fact that they now have these four different types of workouts means that the algorithm is configured to match that exercise and therefore you will get more accurate calorie count for each one of these exercise. The other one that's not necessarily a fitness feature, but I'm gonna throw it in there just because of the lack of fitness features, this time around. Is cycling directions. If you were on a bike before, you had to just get regular directions now on Apple Maps on iOS and on watch iOS, you can get specific cycling directions which includes the ability to pick a route based on distance or fastest time to a destination. You can also pick to avoid hills if you're in San Francisco You'll also get pop ups. When you have to take stairs for example, just customize or cyclist and this is great especially now because a lot less people are using public transportation to get around And lastly that Activity App is getting rebranded both on the iPhone and on the Apple Watch as the Fitness App. So it will still show a lot of the same information which are your rings and your completion of the rings and the amount of activities you've done. But at least on the iPhone it's a much cleaner experience and it's more intuitive to find the information that you actually want. There's also a couple new health features that were not mentioned in the keynote, but are worth a second look. One of them is somewhat of an extension of the noise app. If you recall, the noise app gave users alerts when their ambient noise was getting better. Too loud and it could potentially affect hearing loss over time. Now this watch over seven brings that extension to headphone noise as well. So if you're listening to your music too loudly, you will get an alert if you've reached your limit, and this includes if you're listening to music on your iPod on your iPhone or on your Apple Watch Now the other one has to do with mobility. And I'm not too familiar with this metric, only because I haven't had to deal with it on a personal level. But from what I gather, our mobility is affected by a number of different factors but mainly age and injury. If say, for example, you're over compensating because of injury and your balance is impaired than the Apple Watch will be able to detect this, Using the motion sensors and ultimately, you could share this information with your doctor and help prevent a more serious injury down the line because if you catch it in time, the hope is that your doctor would be able to change it somehow. Now I can see this feature being very helpful as it works in hand with the fall detection feature. And it will give a sense of comfort or at least more information to specifically an older population but I guess across the board it will be something helpful even though It's not gonna affect users directly on during their every day. [MUSIC] Well you might use more often is the new handwashing feature Apple announced that the Apple Watch will be able to detect When you're washing your hands and will automatically set a timer so that you wash for the recommended amount of time that the CDC recommends to get all those germs out of your hands. Now that translation app that we saw for iOS 14 is also coming to the Apple Watch. This means that you're going to be able to translate entire conversations on the fly. Just using your wrist. The other cool feature is car key but sadly it's only coming to the series five and beyond assuming we get a series six later on, and this is the ability to turn your watch or iPhone because it's IOS 14 features, Into a key fob, thereby controlling your car remotely. It is still very limited even if you do have a series five because it's only going to work with a couple different BMW models. But it's very promising and it's something that I would be really, really excited about particularly if it's somebody who loses their keys all the time. I've been talking for a long time and this seems like a lot of new features coming to the Apple watch. Even though as I was watching it keenly, I was thinking that this is kinda a minor update compared to previous years. But i guess, We'll have to wait and see how it actually feels once we get the public update of watching West seven in the fall hopefully September but you never know because times are so weird, but I will definitely keep you posted and I do want to know your thoughts on watch seven, was it enough or there's some features You wanted that didn't quite make the cut and particularly, what do you think of sleep tracking? You know the drill Leave your comments below and I will see you next time. [BLANK_AUDIO]

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