Apple Announces watchOS 10 With Widgets, Redesigned Apps, and More
watchOS 10 features a new way to view information from any watch face with widgets. Simply scroll with the Digital Crown to reveal a dynamic Smart Stack of widgets below the watch face that changes based on the user's needs at any given time of day. watchOS 10 also includes two new watch faces: "Palette" and an animated "Peanuts" face with Snoopy and Woodstock.
Apps across watchOS 10 have also been redesigned. For example, World Clock now features background colors that reflect the time of day in different timezones. The Activity app now features corner icons to navigate, a redesigned trophy case, and a new full-screen view of each individual Activity Ring.
The update also introduces new cycling workout features, including Power Zones, new metrics like Functional Threshold Power, a full-screen view on iPhone, and more. Hiking now integrates Compass and Maps, and watchOS 10 includes a Workout API for developers to integrate.
A new mood tracking feature in the Mindfulness app allows users to scroll through a selection of moods and log metrics. The Health app will then provide insights based on this data on the iPhone. A new feature seeks to decrease risk of myopia using the ambient light sensor to show Time in Daylight, which is also displayed in the Health app.