Apple is previewing watchOS 8 for Apple Watch at WWDC 2021. Here’s what’s new:

  • First up is a new version of the Breathe app, now called Mindfulness
  • Respiratory rate is now measured during sleep tracking
  • Photo watch faces can now include depth using portrait mode photos
  • Photos app overhauled with featured highlights and memories
  • Photos can now be shared from the watch with Messages and Mail
  • Scribble now lets you include emoji in handwritten messages
  • App shelf in iMessage includes image search and quick access to photos
  • Find My now includes items (including AirTags)
  • Weather includes next hour precipitation
  • Apple Watch can do multiple timers for the first time
  • Always-on works with Music, Maps, and Calculator
  • Tips is now available on the Apple Watch
  • Music can be shared from Apple Watch over Messages

watchOS 8 will be available to Apple Watch users later this year. Developer beta versions are expected later today.

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