Most Exciting New Features Coming to watchOS 5 Apple Watch

Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode

Some iPhone and Apple Watch owners may soon be able to unlock doors and pay transit fares with their smart devices.

Each and every new update is now available for developers to try out, and we also know just which devices will be culled from Apple's admittedly lengthy lists of supported devices, too.

The Siri watch face got some new improvements too with sports scores, maps and heart rate data.

watchOS 5 is likely to be the first version to break ties with the original Apple Watch, which debuted in 2015.

The Siri watch face will also show actionable content from favourite third-party apps such as Nike+ Run Club, Glow Baby and Mobike. Apple Watch will let you do that with watchOS 5, the company revealed during its WWDC 2018 keynote today, via an upcoming 7-day competition challenge feature.

For Activity Sharing competitions, users will be able to invite another Apple Watch wearer to compete in a seven-day activity competition with watchOS 5. There are also new workout types like yoga and hiking. The new features announced on Monday are created to reignite interest in the category from users and developers.

If you're an Apple Watch fan, the company has some good news for you now. A new feature for developers allows music, audiobooks and meditation sessions from apps such as Pandora, Audible and 10% Happier to be synced to Apple Watch for playback offline without the user's iPhone nearby.

watchOS 5 will be out later this fall, hopefully with a new Apple Watch to go with it.

There's a big focus on new fitness and health features.

Additionally, Apple has released new colors of the Beats Powerbeats3, as well as the Beats Solo3.

watchOS 5 is also getting a Podcasts app.

And the Apple Watch is becoming useful for students, with the addition of Student ID cards that college kids can tap to gain access to buildings and more on campus.

The University of Alabama was selected along with Duke, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Oklahoma and Santa Clara University. The watch face is simple, showcasing the pride rainbow with the time.

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