Apple announces watchOS 5, Activity Sharing challenges, automatic workout detection, Walkie-Talkie, more

Apple has just announced watchOS 5, with new features for health and fitness and better ways to stay connected. You can now set 7 day Activity Challenges with friends and earn custom achievement medals. Apple has added support for yoga and hiking in the Workout app as well as a method to automatically detect what workout you are doing without you having to initiate it …

Apple is also introducing a new Walkie-Talkie app.

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In the Workout app, you can now set a target pace and get alerts if you fall behind.

Automatic workout detection supports a limited set of workouts. If the Watch senses you have begun a workout, the Watch will suggest to start tracking it including retroactive credit. It can even tell you when to stop tracking.

In terms of connectivity, Apple has added a brand new voice messaging app called Walkie-Talkie.


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