The Apple Watch is one of the most loved smartwatches in the world and of course for good reason. It not only offers the ability to track your health and fitness, but also integrates seamlessly with your other Apple devices. It is therefore no surprise that Apple is constantly improving the functionality of the Apple Watch. The latest milestone in this area is the launch of the WatchOS 10 . In this article we take a closer look at this exciting update and what it means for Apple Watch users.
Introducing the WatchOS 10
On June 5, 2023, Apple previewed the new WatchOS 10. According to Apple, Apple Watch users can quickly view information in updated apps in a new way and use a new smart stack with relevant widgets that appear at the right time. New watch faces, apps, workouts and Bluetooth support will also be introduced
All important changes at a glance
- Release date: September 2023
- New design language and navigation
- New dials
- Cycling workout
- To walk
- Mental health
- Visual health
WatchOS 10: Renewed interface
WatchOS 10 introduces updated apps that provide quick and easy access to more extensive information. In addition, there are new ways to navigate and quickly consult content. Alan Dye, Vice President of Human Interface Design at Apple, emphasizes the importance of this new interface:
"WatchOS 10 allows users to use their Apple Watch in entirely new ways. The update makes it possible to access the most relevant information at a glance and simplifies navigation. Additionally, it introduces a new visual style that takes full advantage of the display of the Apple Watch. In addition, there is the smart stack, which quickly and proactively provides relevant information from the watch face."
The Smart Stack is a striking new feature that presents information based on context. By simply turning the Digital Crown from any watch face you can gain instant access to this information. For example, in the morning the Weather widget shows the weather forecast, while you can consult boarding passes from Wallet while traveling. If you have a meeting scheduled, your calendar and reminders will appear at the top. Running apps, like Podcasts, slide up so you can use them immediately. This smart stack allows you to set a beautiful watch face, like Portraits, while quickly accessing important information.
In addition to these striking changes, the control panel has also been adjusted. It's now accessible from the side button and can always be accessed quickly, even if you're already in another app. By pressing the Digital Crown twice, you can quickly return to the recently used apps.
WatchOS 10 brings creative and entertaining watch faces to the Apple Watch in the form of Palette and Snoopy. The Palette watch face presents the time in a playful color palette with three layers that dynamically overlap. As time passes, the colors undergo a vibrant transformation, creating a visually captivating effect. The new Palette watch face in watchOS 10 shows the time in a variety of colors that change with time.