watchOS 11: Enhancing Apple Watch Personalisation, Fitness, and Health

With a plethora of cutting-edge features to improve fitness tracking, personalisation, and health monitoring, Apple has launched watchOS 11, the most recent version of its cutting-edge wearable operating system. With watchOS 11, Apple Watch stays a valuable user companion by offering intuitive connectivity and actionable insights.

Introducing the App for Vitals


A thorough picture of important health metrics, including blood oxygen levels, heart rate, respiration rate, wrist temperature, and length of sleep, is provided by the new Vitals app. These measurements are easily accessible and analysed by users, enabling them to make better decisions regarding their everyday health. When several indicators are outside of their usual range, the app can alert users and provide insight about possible causes such elevation changes, alcohol use, or illness.

Enhanced Support for Pregnant Users

New features for pregnant users are introduced in watchOS 11, iOS 18, and iPadOS 18. Now, the Cycle Tracking app lets you note symptoms and shows your gestational age. Reminders for mental health evaluations and notifications for elevated fall risk during the third trimester are provided by the Health app for iPhone and iPad.

Transformational Training Load Calculation


A new element called “training load” aids users in comprehending how their activities affect their bodies over time. Users can more effectively manage their training routines by comparing the time and intensity of their workouts over the last seven days to those over the preceding 28 days. An effort rating system offers insights to maximise fitness and prevent injuries while assisting in the assessment of workout intensity.

Personalised Activity Rings and Workout App

Users may now customise ring goals by day of week and suspend activity rings without compromising reward streaks. Additionally, there are customisable Summary tabs with new metrics for different workouts available in the iPhone Fitness app. Apple Fitness+ has undergone revision to improve motivation and personalisation.

Smart Stack and Photos Face for Intelligent Customisation


With the addition of additional widgets and tailored recommendations based on time, date, and location, the Smart Stack has become more intelligent. A more dynamic and customised watch face experience is made possible by the Photos watch face, which employs machine learning to suggest the best images and enhance their composition.

Enhanced Convenience and Connectivity Features


With watchOS 11, you can now check in for added security while working out, use a 20-language translation app, and interact with apps more easily with better double-tap gestures. When customers visit places where there are several languages spoken, the new Smart Stack might even recommend using the Translate app.

Extra Information


– More exercise options, such as outdoor rowing, skiing, and soccer, in the Workout app.
– Tailored workouts using interval training for swimming in pools.
– Apple Maps offline navigation for hiking routes that have been stored.
– Apple Watch receives a summary of notifications from the iPhone 15 Pro.
Improved ticket details in Apple Wallet.
To transfer money across Apple devices quickly and easily, tap Cash.

Privacy and Developer Tools


Developers may now create more dynamic and timely widgets and apps with watchOS 11 thanks to new APIs. With health and fitness data encrypted and safely kept, privacy is still paramount.

Availability


WatchOS 11 is now available in developer testing, and a public beta is scheduled to launch next month. The Apple Watch Series 6 or later, when coupled with an iPhone Xs or later running iOS 18, will be able to get the official release for free this autumn.