Updates to Apple Watch, new watch faces and Siri expansion

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Apple has launched three new Apple Watch faces at WWDC 2017, offering very different experiences.

Fitness tracking functionality is going to be extended further with watchOS4.

WatchOS 4: What is WatchOS? Apple at the event also showcased the all-new Apple Watch dock which will now be vertical. In the latest version of watchOS, it's diving in head first. But perhaps the most exciting update is the fact that Siri can now be used on Apple Watch.

WatchOS 4: When will it be available?

A developer preview of watchOS 4 will be available today, with the full release coming this fall.

Overall, the updates that Apple has shown off so far are not almost as dramatic of a change as watchOS 3 was, but will pinpoint specific areas to improve the user experience.

WatchOS 4: What's new?

Announcing the watchOS 4 update, Apple's Kevin Lynch stressed how the new watchOS has been developed to automatically show a selection of information users might want to see. It reminds us of the proactive app and contact suggestions in iOS. It has an auto-sync option and you can set various settings for the app to offer you the best rhythm for your workouts. That includes several new watch faces, like a Siri-powered face that'll intelligently show information throughout your day.

Finally, the Toy Story watchface isn't the same as Micky Mouse - it features Woody, Jessy, or Buzz in some amusing animations.

You'll also have access to more of your favorite songs. Apple called this "vignettes". Users will also receive unique Monthly Challenges designed just for them. There's also some new animations. We're enabling, for the first time, two-way data exchange in real time with gym equipment. Furthermore, gym equipment manufacturers will be supporting this in the future as well.

Apple Watch can also read gym machines' workout data from Life Fitness, Cybex, Matric, TechnoGym, Schwinn, and others.

The Apple Music app is getting a neat update, with automatic recommendations, multiple play lists, and a better UI.

The changes to the Music app are not only in design, but now it's built to connect directly to the Workout app. You will see album art and can rotate the Digital Crown to scroll through. That means you will have the ability to link and work with smaller wireless products. The company confirmed that Amazon Prime Video is coming to the Apple TV. We'll update this article when we know more. And it will give you a "trippy effect" with kaleidoscope faces.

The user can also ask Siri about the musicians playing the current song and even tell her "Hey Siri, I like this song" to record the user's tastes, mood, and preferred genres.


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