Apple announces watchOS 8 with new health features at WWDC 2021

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New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Tech giant Apple announced specifics about watchOS 8 during the opening keynote of WWDC 2021. The new software succeeds last year's watchOS 7. As per Variety, it is going to be first available for developers to test their apps starting today, with a public beta coming in July. A final public release is expected later this fall. Apple is debuting a new Mindfulness app, an extension of the Breathe app that nags you to breathe throughout the day. It's adding new animations and other features to help you relax. The Fitness app is getting more workout types for tai chi and pilates. The Apple Watch's Health app will explicitly track your respiratory rate while sleeping and notify you if it's outside of your normal patterns. There's a new watchface that will let you use a photo taken with the iPhone's portrait mode and layer text and other information behind it. Apple says you will be able to customize what text is shown and how it integrates with the image itself. WatchOS 8 will be gaining some of the new features coming in iOS 15, including the new focus mode that lets you choose apps or contacts to push notifications to you in specific contexts. Apple says watchOS 8 will be available for models reaching back to the Series 3.

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