Apple unveils watchOS 4 for Apple Watch with new fitness features

Apple has updated the Watch's Workout app with new options for people looking for more intensive workouts. With Apple watchOS 4, customers doing back-to-back workouts or training for a triathlon can combine multiple workouts to capture overall calorie and time measurements.

The feature will be made available on watchOS 4, Apple's Kevin Lynch told attendees at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) taking place in California this week, where it was also announced that Apple will be adding support for NFC tags to iPhone 7 and 7 Plus devices through the iOS 11 operating system. According to techradar.com the Apple Watch 3, will likely be more widely known as the Apple Watch Series 3 "is a long way off yet", however rumors are swirling that the device will be the biggest name in smartwatches on the market to date. Siri will also provide news headlines from Apple News. "We've created a truly individualized experience with the smartest Activity and Workout apps, the Siri watch face that shows you the information you need when you need it and we're seamlessly bringing users their favorite music right on the wrist".

The Activity app is also getting an overhaul with watchOS 4.

WatchOS 4 is in developer preview now.

Also available is a new Kaleidoscope watchface that turns and transforms when the crown is turned.


Brands like LifeFitness already allow you to sync your equipment with an app on your phone to better track your workout. Apple Watch-enabled gym equipment will begin rolling out this fall.

We expect to see the update roll out for free, so you won't have to spend any money to get the latest in watchOS software. If you're on the go and can't reach your phone, you'll be able to send funds to your contacts from the Watch.

The Mickey and Minnie watch faces have new friends because Toy Story's Woody, Jesse, Buzz are coming to watchOS 4.

There's also new full-face album art designs arranged in a deck of cards that are easier to swipe through.

  • Valerie Cook