Apple unveiled watchOS 9 with a slew of new features coming for Apple Watch users. At WWDC 2022, Apple showcased health, fitness and medication feature for iPhone users.
New watchOS 9 features
WatchOS 9 will have the feature which tracks Afib history on the Apple Watch. Users will be able to share Afib history with their doctors via PDF. Apple hasn’t received FDA approval for it but said it expects to get it soon.
Medications: Apple Watch users with Medications app will be able to manage the medications they take. Users can get notifications and reminders about the medications they take. Further, users can use the iPhone camera to scan the medicine and store it accordingly on the app. If there’s a critical interaction — having alcohol after the medication — users will get a notification about whether they should have the medication or not.
Apple Watch’s widely popular Activity app — the three rings — will come in a toned-down version to iPhone users as well. Users who have an iPhone but not an Apple Watch will be able to use the Activity app with theh help of motion sensors on the iPhone.
Further, Apple has added four new watch faces: Lunar, Astronomy, Play Time, Metropolitan. Apple Watch with watchOS 9 will get a new Siri UI and notifications as well. The Podcast app on Apple Watch is also getting a makeover with watchOS 9.