New watchOS 5 Features
Apple announced watchOS 5 at WWDC in June. This is the next version of Apple Watch software, that will arrive as a free update this fall. Here's what's coming in the update later this year.
Smarter Siri - Siri without saying Hey, Siri shortcuts, upgraded Siri watchface.
Apple Watch Walkie Talkie - Use your Apple Watch as a Walkie Talkie, similar to iMessage voice messages, but direct to the watch.
Activity Competitions - Compete with friends to see who hits move goals for a week.
New Tracking Options - New workouts including Yoga and Hiking. Automatic workout detection. Serious runner tracking for cadence and pace upgrades.
Podcasts on the Apple Watch - You can now listen to podcasts right on your Apple Watch.
Better Notifications - The Apple Watch will now group notifications, show you message web previews and let you take action on more notifications.
Upgraded Do Not Disturb - With the new Do Not Disturb features you can set a DND for a specific time or you can set it to end when you leave a location.
Student ID on Your Apple Watch - Students at four universities can carry their Student ID to get dorm access and more.