Check watchOS 11 New Features And Eligible Devices, Updates To AirPods Pro And tvOS 18

At WWDC, Apple also introduced watchOS 11 for its smartwatches. The newly announced OS version now packs additional health and fitness tracking features. It’s worth noting that the company’s wearables don’t have Apple Intelligence-powered features onboard. Alongside the watchOS 11, the Cupertino-based tech giant has also introduced some new features to the AirPods and tvOS 18. Read on to know all the details below. 

watchOS 11 new features and eligible devices

Apple has introduced the new Vitals app with watchOS 11. It will show important metrics like heart rate, respiratory rate, sleep temperature, and sleep tracking at a glance. It will analyse these and alert you via a notification if any of the above are outside the normal range. The feature will then offer tips to improve the underlying condition. 

The Training Load will reveal how your workouts are affecting your body over a period of 28 days compared to 7 days earlier. It will consider various factors to measure the intensity by effort rating on a scale of 1 to 10. With the latest version of software, Activity Rings can now be paused if you’re unwell and on break without affecting the awards streak. The Cycle Tracking app on the Apple Watch now offers gestational age for females. They can record symptoms during pregnancy period in the app. watchOS 11 brings support for some new workout modes including outdoor hockey, snowboarding, golf, and more. 

With watchOS 11, Apple is introducing Live Activities on its smartwatches that can show a countdown for upcoming events. The smart stack widgets is also improved with new options like Shazam, Photos, and Distance. It can automatically adjust based on the time of the day, location, and daily routines. 

Apple Watch running watchOS 11 will let you alert your contacts with Check-In feature when you safely arrive at your destination. The Cupertino-based tech giant is also bringing Apple Translate with 20 supported languages to your wrist. The widget appears automatically when you travel to a foreign country. 

Notifications on the iPhone 15 series and newer powered by Apple Intelligence will be sent summarized to your Apple Watch. The wearable device will also get the Tap to Cash feature. 

watchOS 11 will be available for Apple Watch SE (2nd generation), Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra, and the Apple Watch Ultra 2.

AirPods Pro snags new features

Apple also announced a firmware update for AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) users. Now, users can respond to Siri via head gestures i.e. by nodding their head up and down for yes and sideways for no. It makes things convenient when answering or rejecting calls, interacting with messages, and more without speaking. The TWS earphone is also gaining voice isolation that is present on iPhones, Mac, and iPads. It will isolate and enhance the caller’s voice while removing background noise. Personalized Spatial audio is coming to gaming on AirPods (3rd gen), AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max.

tvOS 18: all new features 

With tvOS 18, the Apple TV app gets InSights feature that displays information about actors, characters, and music from Apple TV+ movies and shows onscreen in real-time. It also features Enhanced Dialogue for greater vocal clarity. Subtitles will now appear automatically at the right moment. tvOS 18 introduces 21:9 support for playing movies and shows as they were originally shot. 


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