WWDC 2022: watchOS 9 to bring new medication, health features for Apple Watch users

Apple unveiled watchOS 9 with a slew of new features coming for Apple Watch users. At WWDC 2022, Apple showcased health, fitness and medication feature for iPhone users.Apple unveiled watchOS 9 with a slew of new features coming for Apple Watch users. At WWDC 2022, Apple showcased health, fitness and medication features for iPhone users. New watchOS 9 featureswatchOS 9 will have the feature which tracks Afib history on the Apple Watch. Users will be able to share Afib history with their doctors via PDF. Apple hasn’t received FDA approval for it but said it expects to get it soon. Sleep tracking gets betterSleep tracking in watchOS 9 provides more insights with the introduction of sleep stages. Using signals from the accelerometer and heart rate sensor, Apple Watch can detect when users are in REM, Core, or Deep sleep. Users will see sleep stage data on Apple Watch in the Sleep app and can view more detailed information, like time asleep, alongside additional metrics, like heart rate and respiratory rate, in sleep comparison charts in the Health app on iPhone. MedicationsApple Watch users with the Medications app will be able to manage the medications they take. Users can get notifications and reminders about the medications they take. Further, users can use the iPhone camera to scan the medicine and store it accordingly on the app. Custom schedules can be created for each medication, whether it needs to be taken multiple times a day, once a week, or as needed, and users can set up reminders to help keep them on track If there’s a critical interaction — having alcohol after the medication — users will get a notification about whether they should have the medication or not. This feature, however, will be available in the US only. Workout modesFor triathletes, the Workout app now supports a new Multisport workout type that automatically switches between any sequence of swimming, biking, and running workouts, using motion sensors to recognize movement patterns. When each workout is complete, a redesigned summary page in the Fitness app offers additional details with interactive charts for more precise analysis. Apple Watch’s widely popular Activity app — the three rings — will come in a toned-down version to iPhone users as well. Users who have an iPhone but not an Apple Watch will be able to use the Activity app with the help of motion sensors on the iPhone. Further, Apple has added four new watch faces: Lunar, Astronomy, Play Time, and Metropolitan. watchOS 9 also introduces complications on some of the most classic watch faces, such as Utility, Simple, and Activity Analog, along with background colour editing for Modular, Modular Compact, and X-Large for additional personalisation. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO APPYOUTUBE