watchOS 5 developer beta 2 for Apple Watch is now available for testing. As always, we’ll dig through the latest beta version and highlight all the changes between the first beta and the latest beta below.
New in watchOS 5
watchOS 5 for Apple Watch includes Competitions for Activity Sharing; yoga and hiking as workout types; workout start and stop reminders; pace alerts, rolling miles, and cadence for outdoor running workouts; Apple Podcast syncing and streaming; a new Walkie-Talkie app for watch-to-watch communication; new data sources on the Siri watch face; grouped notifications; and much more.
New in beta 2?
Two things to watch: does Siri activate without ‘Hey Siri’ and does Walkie-Talkie work now? We’ll see.
- Walkie-Talkie app now shows friend suggestions
- New Now Playing indicator on watch face
- Siri voice volume now independent of system alert volume