Apple Announces New Mindfulness Features for Apple Watch


During Apple’s live event earlier this month, the company announced new features for the watchOS 8, making the Apple Watch an advanced wearable operating system that will help users stay healthy, active, and connected.

Here are the new features that users can look forward to:


Tai Chi and Pilates


Tai Chi and Pilates are two new workout types that are being introduced in the new update. These workouts are beneficial for both physical fitness and mindful movement. The new feature is supported by powerful, validated custom-built heart rate and motion algorithms to provide users with accurate metrics.


A Re-Imagined Breathe App


The watchOS 8 has also added the Breathe app, which has become the Mindfulness app, bringing in an enhanced Breathe experience, with a new session type – Reflect. In the news release from Apple, it says that the Reflect session offers a “mindful intention to focus on for as little as one minute that can be done anywhere and at any time.” Each user will be welcomed with a unique, thoughtful notion to consider, with messages like, “Recall a time recently when you felt a sense of calm. Bring that feeling into this moment.”

The developer beta of watchOS 8 is available to Apple Developer Program members beginning today. It’ll be available to the public sometime next month, and will be available this fall as a free software update.

Watch below all of Apple watchOS 8’s latest updates:


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