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Apple Watch update to bring support for new workouts

The new workouts are expected to be available on the upcoming Apple Watch 3.

  • Published: August 28, 2017 12:53 PM IST

Apple’s September event is highly awaited as it is expected to unveil the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and the next-generation Apple Watch. Recently, Apple’s HomePod firmware revealed quite a bit about the iPhone 8. The iOS 11 beta now has some hidden icons presumed to be for the Apple Watch app. These hidden icons represent a host of new workouts under the Fitness section.

As reported by 9to5Mac, some of these workouts aren’t available on the latest WatchOS 4 beta update. A list of the workouts include American football, baseball, bowling, dancing, skiing, skipping rope, different types of fights, surfing, and more snow-related activities. These workouts do not necessarily need additional gear, and will possibly be available on the stable version of WatchOS 4. However, since all the workouts aren’t available on the WatchOS 4 beta as yet, it is speculated that Apple might limit some for its next generation Watch. Apple is expected to launch the Watch 3 and WatchOS 4 at its iPhone event in September.

The latest WatchOS 4 was announced at WWDC 2017, and includes three new watch faces – Siri, Kaleidoscope, and Toy Story. WatchOS 4 also comes with a refreshed UI for the Workout app, Activity app, and the Music app. In addition to the new workouts, you can now sync your gym equipment with the Workout app on WatchOS 4. RELATED: WWDC 2017: Apple watchOS 4 announced; gets new watch faces, app updates, and more

Speaking about the Apple Watch 3, it has reportedly entered the ‘final testing phase’ in the manufacturing process. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch 3 will be available in two variants – Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi plus LTE. The variants are said to differ in size as well, with the Wi-Fi variant measuring 38mm and the LTE model measuring 42mm. The Apple Watch 3 is expected to come with improvements in performance, and battery life, and may even undergo a design change, but that still seems quite unlikely. RELATED: Apple Watch 3 enters final testing phase: Report

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  • Published Date: August 28, 2017 12:53 PM IST