Apple releases Beta 5 of watchOS 6

24 hours after releasing iOS 13 beta 5 Apple has released watchOS 6 beta 5 to registered developers, watchOS 6 offers advances health and fitness capabilities for Apple Watch. Users can access the beta here.

Health and Fitness

The new Cycle Tracking app gives women the ability to log important information related to their menstrual cycles and see predicted timing for their next period and fertile window using the convenience of Apple Watch.1 The daily log function enables the quick addition of information related to the menstrual cycle, including current period, flow, symptoms, results from ovulation prediction kits and other elements of fertility tracking. The new Cycle Tracking feature is also available in the Health app on iPhone with iOS 13.

Additional watchOS 6 Updates

  1. watchOS 6 introduces dynamic new watch faces and customization options offering more personalization and access to favorite apps, contacts and information. These include: Modular Compact, Solar Dial, California, Gradient and Numerals faces.

  1. New developer tools include an audio API to stream music, radio and podcasts, an API to give extended runtime to session-based tasks, such as physical therapy and meditation, and Core ML now uses the Apple Neural Engine on Apple Watch Series 4, enabling faster processing of on-device inputs.

  1. The popular Voice Memos app is now available on Apple Watch.

  1. Audiobooks purchased on Apple Books are now available to listen to directly from the new Audiobooks app on the watch.

  1. The new Calculator app helps with tip calculations and splitting checks right from the wrist.

  1. Siri search queries can display webpage results in full on Apple Watch.

  1. Apple GymKit compatibility extends to manufacturers Octane Fitness, TRUE Fitness and Woodway, connecting Apple Watch to more cardio equipment in clubs around the world.