Apple Announces watchOS 10 With Widgets, Redesigned Apps, and More

Apple today announced watchOS 10, a major update to the operating system for the Apple Watch, introducing a new widgets view, redesigned apps, improvements to workouts, mood tracking, and more.

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‌watchOS 10‌ features a new way to view information from any watch face with widgets. Simply scroll with the Digital Crown to reveal a dynamic Smart Stack of widgets below the watch face that changes based on the user's needs at any given time of day. ‌watchOS 10‌ also includes two new watch faces: "Palette" and an animated "Peanuts" face with Snoopy and Woodstock.

Apps across ‌watchOS 10‌ have also been redesigned. For example, World Clock now features background colors that reflect the time of day in different timezones. The Activity app now features corner icons to navigate, a redesigned trophy case, and a new full-screen view of each individual Activity Ring.

The update also introduces new cycling workout features, including Power Zones, new metrics like Functional Threshold Power, a full-screen view on iPhone, and more. Hiking now integrates Compass and Maps, and ‌watchOS 10‌ includes a Workout API for developers to integrate.

A new mood tracking feature in the Mindfulness app allows users to scroll through a selection of moods and log metrics. The Health app will then provide insights based on this data on the ‌iPhone‌. A new feature seeks to decrease risk of myopia using the ambient light sensor to show Time in Daylight, which is also displayed in the Health app.

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Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
12 months ago
Love Snoopy! Game Changer in Apple Watch OS.

Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dmr727 Avatar
12 months ago
Wish they'd introduce better customization options for the watch faces.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
driekraaien Avatar
12 months ago
After last years Ultra release and the lack of significant updates over the past year I really expected a lot more. There are some nice extras but overall I’m disappointed. No offline mapping, no algorithm updates, no ANT support, no serious health app updates, no training metrics, etc. And seriously Apple, no one with a power meter is going to use the health app to view data during a ride…
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drbrydges Avatar
12 months ago
How the hell do you have an "ultra wilderness sports watch" and can't upload GPX files for mapping? Make it make sense.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
12 months ago
I’m never getting hyped for a keynote again it’s always such a let down
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mipo Avatar
12 months ago

Even watchOS is nothing major or exciting, apple software really is going downhill year after year im more unimpressed
coud not agree more. ios, macos, watchos all presentations are almost over yet I feel I am watching some screensaver. Unimoressed, cold, whatever. With Os X every keynote By SJ was me wetting my shorts. Nowdays its like one meh blur of uninteresting boring things. How should I be excited with widgets Now on desktop as a main ftte. Widgets were there years ago. I just cant believe what is going on with Apple.
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