WatchOS 5 makes the Apple Watch more connected and activity-aware

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When the Apple Watch was first introduced in the year 2014, Apple revealed a Walkie-Talkie feature.

Podcasts are coming to WatchOS as well.

We're just a few minutes into WWDC 2018, and Apple has already covered the biggest announcement of all: iOS 12.

A new Pride watch face discovered in watchOS 4.3.1 is also being unlocked today, using a series of animated strings to create a rainbow on the Apple Watch screen. Outdoor running can now track your rolling mile pace, and will alert you if you're falling behind your desired pace.

watchOS 5 packs in a new way to chat with friends.

There are a wide variety of workout challenges to choose from, including Yoga and Hiking, which are both new to the platform. If you forget to start a workout but the watch senses your movement has increased and your heart rate has gone up, it will retroactively recognize your workout and start tracking it.

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Apple previously warned developers that an upcoming version of watchOS would end compatibility with the first generation of watchOS apps, requiring that apps get updated with at least the three-year-old watchOS 2 SDK. All you'll need to do is send an invitation to a friend, and once they accept it, you can talk whenever you want.

The Walkie-Talkie feature will send a vibration through to the other person's wrist and then play your message, much like a normal walkie talkie would in real life.

Even if you don't appreciate a friendly contest from time to time, you can still benefit from some new activity tracking types and improved measurements in the familiar categories.

Watch faces are an area of intense interest for Apple Watch owners, because these faces are among the few ways people can personalize their watches.

In watchOS 5, you no longer have to raise your wrist and say "Hey Siri" to use voice commands. That's a hurdle that kept the watch from being useful for listening to audio, and Apple just made it possible.

Student ID cards are being added to Apple Watch this fall. Siri Shortcuts are also going to be available on watchOS. Siri Shortcuts opens up data channels to third-party apps as well.

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