ALL EYES ON WATCHOS 5
APPLE Watch is turning into Apple’s most interesting device – there’s more to improve on than in the already-nearperfect iOS. Here are some key upgrades.
IF you start running, or doing any other kind of workout, the Apple Watch can detect, the watch will ask you if you’re working out. If you say yes, it will log the activity from when you started. It’s a simple but smart upgrade.
WALKIE-TALKIE is a new fun app that offers a new way to communicate with others that have an Apple Watch. It shows a list of contacts who have an Apple Watch. Select them and you are able to send a simple short recorded message. They can respond in the same way. It’s a bit like texting... with your voice. Or like and old-fashioned walkietalkie, if you remember what that is…
SIRI is smarter in watchOS 5 – the Siri watch face uses machine learning to predict the kind of things you might want to see based on your past behaviour.
It’s clever, and useful. And you no longer have to keep saying “Hey, Siri” like an idiot to get Siri to listen to you – just raise your wrist and the mere act of talking sets her off listening…
RUNNING WITH IT
IF you’re a runner, you need this update – there are so many insightful improvements to the running workout session that you’ll wonder how you did without out.
It tracks your rolling pace (your speed over the last mile or kilometre, constantly updated as you run), and also tracks your cadence (how many steps you take per mile or kilometre). It’s all information you can use to improve your technique, and bring those times down.
Find out more at apple.com/uk. Your device should prompt you when the iOS 12 and watchOS 5 updates are available for your device. To upgrade manually, visit General – Software Update in the Setting app on your iPhone.