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watchOS 6 wish list: What do you expect from WWDC?

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The Apple WWDC will be held in San Jose, Calif., on June 3, when watchOS 6 will make its debut. Many of the wishes we listed earlier were finally realized—such as adding different activities to the fitness app, rearranging the control center, improving the Siri wave form, and a stand-alone podcast app. So what should we expect to see in watchOS 6?

Sleep mode

watchOS 6 may include a watch-specific version of the sleep tracking feature, or likeiPhoneThe sleep function of the Clock app in the middle, including the setting reminder of sleep time, alarm time, etc.

Apple Watch currently requires third-party app support for sleep tracking. Considering Apple's focus on health and fitness on wearables, it's confusing to delay adding native sleep tracking. Fortunately, Apple Watch Series 4 has been able to monitor the user's heart rate and exercise status, which is the key to sleep tracking, so Apple only needs to support this function in software and system, we hope that this goal can be achieved.

More in-depth physical training mode

The Workout app is one of the most commonly used programs in Apple Watch. Workout provides the user with enough exercise data, such as the total distance of running, running start time and stop time. In addition, this function may be upgraded to a reminder setting function that automatically detects the start or stop of the exercise, and the auto-sensing setting needs to support the function of heart rate and position tracking.

At present, the types of physical training that Workout can remind are: indoor walking, outdoor walking, indoor running, outdoor running, elliptical machine, rowing machine, swimming pool, open water swimming. But I think these should not be enough. As Apple Watch becomes more widely used, there should be more and more activities that can be used for tracking.

We hope that Apple will do more in-depth on the motion tracking function, and similarly, there will be more indicators and feedback. Just as the standard of running has been refined to the pace and pace data, we hope that the indicators of other sports can be further refined, allowing users to have a more detailed understanding of their exercise and physical condition, so that Apple Watch can be used as a sport. The tracker can also be used as a "virtual coach".

Development tools that inspire more third-party interests

A new generation of watchOS doesn't necessarily solve this, but we really hope that more applications can be used on the Apple Watch platform.

Although Apple Watch currently has a lot of useful apps, it is too far away from iOS, and this makes sense to some extent, because the smaller form factor and screen mean what we can do on Apple Watch. Things are less than the iPhone, and developers' interest in watchOS is far from being spurred. Apple wants Apple Watch to be a multi-function device, so that it has more apps available. The current Apple Watch is limited in scope. I believe that most users only use it to see time, fitness, and short reception. information.

Apple may need to solve the problem of too few watch-side apps from the platform development level, such as the introduction of unified and convenient development tools.

Make fitness competition more competitive

The fitness competition is a very interesting feature where users can launch a fitness challenge with their friends for a 7-day competition. We recommend that Apple can also add interaction to this contest: When your friends are exercising, you will receive a workout reminder, which is a powerful exercise for those who want to get the competition badge. Spur: "Your friend XXX has started to exercise! See what you are doing." - Let the user get the motivation to start exercising immediately, and compete with friends to compete and catch up, this is like a competition.

More third party dials

From the first generation of watchOS we started looking forward to this feature, but it has not yet been implemented. Failure to do so does not mean that it is impossible. We hope that in June, Apple will announce that watchOS 6 is open to support third-party dials.

Of course, the existing native dials are basically very good, but the number is too small, and it is difficult to keep up with the personalized and fashionable taste of users. Especially when you take the watchOS dial and the choice of the dials of the Google WearOS system, you will find that the dial is one of the attractive features of WearOS, thanks to the efforts of third-party developers.

As for the design of the native dial, foreign media speculates that some new features will be included: sending messages using Siri, Control Center, rearranging icons, independent podcasts, and alarm/alarm custom adjustments.

Show iPhone battery

We hope to see another feature that Apple offers on Apple Watch is the ability to view the iPhone's battery level on your watch. In this case, as long as you wear a watch, you don't need to take the iPhone from your pocket, bag or another room and light it to see how much power is left.

Especially when going out, we usually alternate between using the iPhone (photographing or navigation) frequently - not using the iPhone for a long time (focusing on the road or doing things), in either case,Mobile phoneBattery status is something you should pay attention to.

This feature can also be implemented with third-party software, but it should most likely appear as a standard feature of the watchOS system.

Compatible with Android phones

Maybe this will never happen. The purpose of Apple's purchase of Apple devices is to circle you into the Apple ecosystem.

But the ecosphere doesn't have to be completely closed, just like Apple itself is opening up a little bit. The Apple Watch Series 4 is one of the best smart watches on the market, and is only compatible with iOS devices, which has received significant limitations.

WearOS and other smartwatch platforms are compatible with both iOS and Android, making it accessible to everyone, and making it easier for users who are not an operating system to have more choices. Apple may also consider emulating competitors and open up the right to use Apple Watch to everyone.

After all, wearable devices should have a broader future.


Based on past rules, watchOS 6 will almost certainly be unveiled at the WWDC 2019 Developers Conference in June this year, and will be distributed to developers in the form of a beta soon. The final official version will be updated around September. .

watchOS 6 will be compatible with Apple Watch Series 4, Series 3 and this year's new Apple Watch Series 5 (where Series 5 is likely to be released at the same time as the official version of watchOS 6). watchOS 6 is also likely to be compatible with Apple Watch Series 2, but it is basically not compatible with Series 1 and the first generation Apple Watch.

These are just a few of the new features we want to see on Apple Watch. If there is a big change in the next version of iOS and macOS, then watchOS 6 will have some corresponding improvements. Of course, there are many new features that come with Apple Watch Series 5.

What is the new Apple Watch feature you want most?

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