Apple Unveils watchOS 6 With Dedicated App Store, New Apple Watch Faces and Native Apps

Apple today announced a new version of watchOS coming this fall that will introduce several new watch faces, stock apps, and a new App Store dedicated to Apple Watch.


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.

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15 months ago
Best thing there is the calculator app
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15 months ago
The new App Store for the Apple Watch is much needed and welcomed. Nice addition to watchOS 6.
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15 months ago
I’m actually disappointed they didn’t redesign the native workout app
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15 months ago
Still no native sleep tracking app...
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15 months ago

i cannot believe they still did not add a notes app.

my wife and i use shared notes for groceries list and i would love to check off on my list with my watch instead i have to take my phone out of my pocket every item.

I have tried google keep but would prefer the native notes app.

We use AnyList for exactly that reason! Highly recommend!
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15 months ago

i cannot believe they still did not add a notes app.

my wife and i use shared notes for groceries list and i would love to check off on my list with my watch instead i have to take my phone out of my pocket every item.

I have tried google keep but would prefer the native notes app.

You can do this already, but *much* more efficiently, with a shared Grocery List in Reminders. Set up a list on your phone, share it with your wife, and no matter who goes to the store, the list is there, waiting to be checked off, directly from the watch. You could even do two grocery stores simultaneously, since the updating is almost instantaneous, so you can see what your wife has already put in the cart. But it's in Reminders, not Notes.
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