Apple has kicked off its WWDC 2016 keynote address by announcing the latest watchOS 3. Apple seems to have made wholesale changes to the UI and claims that the overall operating system is much faster than before. One of the first features Apple showcased was Instant Launch. The Apple Watch apps are kept in the memory, which helps in instantly launching them. Hit the break for some of the best new features on Apple’s new watchOS 3. Also Read - Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' job application sold for over Rs 2.5 crore
Instant Launch: With this new feature your favorite apps are stored in memory, which helps in firing them up faster than ever. Apple says with this new feature, apps will launch as much as seven times faster than before. Users can place their favorite apps in a dock, which will open and update instantly. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
Control Center: Similar to iOS, watchOS 3 too is getting a control center of its own. To open it, simply swipe from the bottom of the screen to see options like battery meter, airplane mode, do not disturb, and lock among others.
Scribble: The name is pretty self-explanatory and it lets users type or draw letters on the screen. This feature is quite similar to what was recently announced for Android Wear.
SOS: The Apple Watch can immediately dial emergency services with the press of the side button. If a user presses and holds the side button, the Apple Watch will call 911 using the phone’s cellular connection or through the Watch’s Wi-Fi connection.
Watch faces: Apple’s watchOS 3 is also getting a bunch of new watch faces, including Minnie Mouse and Activity. This new watch face shows your activity circles inside the watch face itself, which lets one keep a track of their activities all day. Another new watch face is called Numerals, which basically shows big numerical to show the time. The OS is also making it easy to switch watch faces with just a swipe.
Breathe: This is basically a new health app, which Apple says will help one quiet their mind, relax their bodies and keep stress away. You can turn the crown to set how long you want to breathe, and also set notifications that will remind you to breathe, just like it does for stand.