Along with iOS 12, Apple also took time to announce watchOS 5 for the Apple Watch during the WWDC 2018 keynote.
The Siri face can now show information from third-party apps.
Many of the new features in the software focus on activity.
Watch users can challenge others to a seven-day Activity challenge and earn points for closing the three different rings.
For many of the most popular workout types, auto-workout detection will provide an alert when detected and will give credit retroactively. It will also provide a reminder to end a workout session after inactivity.
Speaking of workouts, yoga and hiking have been added to the mix.
The Podcast app is making its way to the Apple Watch.
While on a run, a new cadence metric will be shown while indoors and outdoors. A pace alarm will alert you if behind a set pace. Rolling pace mile will show runners their pace for the immediately preceding mile along with the average or current pace.
Compatible over Wi-fi or cellular, a new Walkie-Talkie feature will allow watch wearers to quickly and easily connect.
The great Siri watch face is getting even better as it can now be used to activate Shortcuts and show information from third-party apps. Notifications from apps can now feature interactive controls.
Apple’s Podcasts app will allow users to listen to episodes by just using Siri.
Finally, the new Pride watch face is available in watchOS 5 and current watchOS 4.3.1 devices now.
The general public can download watchOS 5 sometime this fall.