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watchOS 8 Announced With New Portraits Watch Face and More

June 7, 2021

Apple has officially unveiled watchOS 8 during the WWDC keynote.

In watchOS 8, the Breathe app has been improved with more chances to relax and a Reflect option in the new Mindfulness app.

While using the Sleep app, the new software will also be able to track your respiratory rate.

In the Workout app, Apple has added a new Pilates and Tai Chi workout type.

A new Portraits watch face uses Portrait photos from your iPhone to help the image better standout. The Photos app on the watch also shows Memories, featured photos, and more.

You can also share Photos through Messages and Mail directly from the Apple Watch.

Speaking of Messages, you can also send GIFs directly from Messages on the watch.