WatchOS 8 brings redesigned Photos app, new Portrait watch face

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Apple just announced watchOS 8, which will become available to developers now and to the general public this Fall.

Starting with the new Portraits watch face, which puts an iPhone-captured portrait mode shot in front of the time and date.

WatchOS 8 brings redesigned Photos app, new Portrait watch face

The Photos app features a new redesigned grid view of your photos, categorized into shared, favorites and memories. Starting with watchOS 8, Apple Watch users will be able to share photos through the iMessage and Mail apps and add text through scribbling on the Watch, typing or dictating. Emoji and GIF are supported too.

New Photos grid, sharing a photo through Messages
New Photos grid, sharing a photo through Messages

New Photos grid, sharing a photo through Messages

The new Mindfulness app will remind you to relax through breathing exercises and through mindfulness training (like prompting you to think positive thoughts).

The Fitness app gets new Tai Chi and Pilates exercise modes.

WatchOS 8 brings redesigned Photos app, new Portrait watch face

WatchOS 8 will allow the Apple Watch to use Ultra Wideband technology to connect with smart car keys and Smart Home keys.

The public beta of WatchOS 8 is expected in July with a stable release scheduled for the Fall.

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