Cupertino-based Apple Inc. has used the 2019 WWDC opening keynote in San Jose, California to give the world its first introduction to watchOS 6.

Built for Apple Watch, watchOS 6 is the next-generation of watchOS firmware and comes with a number of improvements and notable upgrades over earlier versions.

Apple has a history of keeping those in attendance guessing when it comes to the “will they/won’t they” question about firmware announcements.

It’s a total given that the company will introduce the next-generation of iOS during the opening keynote but it’s generally anyone’s guess as to whether the company will look to make further announcements about less popular firmware, such as watchOS.

With this announcement, we now know that Apple has deemed watchOS 6 worthy and ready for an immediate discussion.

New Watch Faces

No surprise here, you have the bug numerals face, a gradient face, a digital face, a solar face. This and the fact that some of the watch faces also let you add an array of complications.

Hourly Chimes

The Apple Watch can now be set to alert you with an audible chime after 60 minutes, or a more taptic chime if that’s what you prefer.

App Store for Apple Watch

The rumors were true, the App Store is finally landing on watchOS! This means you’ll be able to install apps on your watch directly from your wrist.

Apps can be installed by simply a double-click of the watch’s bottom button.

Audio Books, Voice Memos, Calculator apps

Yes, these apps are coming to your wrist, and will be independent of the iPhone.

Cycle Tracking

Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch

Activity Trends

You now have your activities shown as a trend with arrows pointing upwards or downwards depending on how you’re doing.

Health App: Summary and Highlights views

This particular feature uses machine learning to detect the highlights that it will be showing to you.

Active Noise Complication

This tracks the noise levels around you, and live.

Tons of new features

Shazam using Siri, Siri web search results, Siri Support for Find Friends, and so much more!

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