WWDC 2024: watchOS 11 updates announced

watchOS 11 also introduces comprehensive support for pregnancy tracking
An undated image of the watchOS 11 update. — Apple
An undated image of the watchOS 11 update. — Apple 

Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 kicked off with some more excitement, as the tech giant announced watchOS 11, a significant update that transforms the Apple Watch into a comprehensive health and fitness companion.

The update introduces insightful health metrics, customisable Activity rings, personalised watch faces, and enhanced connectivity features.

Vitals App

The new Vitals app provides a centralised hub for viewing key health metrics, such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and sleep data. Advanced algorithms analyse these metrics to offer personalised insights and notifications.

Pregnancy tracking and support

watchOS 11 also introduces comprehensive support for pregnancy tracking. You can log your pregnancy, track gestational age, log symptoms, and receive personalised health reminders and recommendations.

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Training Load

The Training Load feature is a game-changer. It helps you understand the impact of your workouts on your body, providing insights to optimise training schedule and prevent injuries.

Personalised fitness app

The Activity rings become even more customisable, allowing you to pause tracking and set personalised goals for each day of the week. The Fitness app on iPhone also receives a redesign, offering tailored views of workout data and metrics.

Intelligent personalisation

watchOS 11 takes personalisation to the next level, with the Smart Stack proactively suggesting relevant widgets based on your context and routines. The Photos watch face curates and showcases the best photos from your library, using on-device intelligence.