Apple today starts rolling out watchOS 4, the next-generation of watchOS version designed to run on the Apple Watch series. Introduced at the WWDC 2017, watchOS 4 is a significant update that brings several interface improvements, new watch faces and other fitness-focused elements. Apple has also released tvOS 11 for Apple TV models that packed a host of new features like support for 4K HDR movies and TV shows with Dolby Vision from iTunes (compatible with Apple TV 4K), Siri improvements, Auto Dark Mode, Home screen syncing and some other under the hood improvements to help in the overall performance boost.
Coming to the watchOS 4, Apple has added three new watch faces in the latest version. The three new watch faces include Siri watch face that proactively displays dynamic and personalized information, a Kaleidoscope face that turns static images into mesmerizing as well as intertwining patterns that move and change throughout the day and the Toy Story face brings more characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie animate to your Apple Watch.
The watchOS 4 comes with an array of interface improvements including a new vertical dock, a Quickstart interface when starting an activity, a revamped user interface and more options in Apple Music, Apple News improvements, new gestures in Mail, and more. It features an enhanced Workout app, and you can also pair your Apple Watch with compatible Gym equipment to get important metrics like heart rate, speed and burned calories, etc.
The watchOS 4 can be downloaded through the Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. The new version of watchOS is compatible with all Apple Watch models, including the original Apple Watch, Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3. To remind you, the Watch Series 3 is company’s first cellular built-in Apple Watch launched alongside iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus last week.