Apple Unveils watchOS 6 With Dedicated App Store, New Apple Watch Faces and Native Apps
During its WWDC event, Apple showed off several new faces, including Modular Compact, Solar Dial, California, Gradient and Numerals faces.
The new watch faces introduce a new feature called Taptic Chimes that deliver a silent vibration on your wrist, and an hourly chime when audio is turned on.
The new apps include wrist-based versions of Audiobooks, Voice Memos, and Calculator, while the new App Store will allow users to purchase and download apps directly to their watch, bypassing iPhone.
Users can install third-party apps using the dedicated Apple Watch app store, search for apps using Siri, dictation or Scribble, and view app product pages designed for the watch screen right from the wrist. Developers can also build Apple Watch-only apps, created to work independently on Apple Watch without an iOS app.
Siri search queries will also display webpage results in full on Apple Watch.
In addition, watchOS 6 brings several new health and fitness features for Apple Watch, including a menstrual cycle tracking app, a Noise app, and a new Trends tab for the Activity tracking app.