watchOS 4 Includes More Fitness Features

watchOS 4 was announced today, and with it comes some great new fitness-oriented features.

  • Daily inspiration: You’ll receive personalized progress updates throughout your day giving you encouragement to “close your rings” each day.
  • Monthly Challenge: Apple Watch will give you personalized challenges based on what you accomplished the month before.  For example, if you completed 8 workouts last month, it will encourage to complete 9 workouts this month.
  • Celebration: New full-screen animations help you celebrate your daily goal victories.
  • HIIT tracking: An update to the Workout app will use both heart rate and motion monitoring to accurately track your High Intensity Interval Training sessions.
  • Gym equipment sync: Apple has partnered with gym equipment manufacturers like TechnoGym and Cyber to gather additional metrics about your workout.
  • Quick switch: You can string together multiple workouts more easily in the Workout app by starting a new workout immediately after your current one.
  • Music: The Music app receives several updates to better navigate your music library and playlists.

Look for the watchOS 4 update to be released this fall!

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