With watchOS 9, users who have been diagnosed with AFib can enable the FDA-cleared AFib History feature to gain access to vital information, such as an estimate of how frequently a user's heart rhythm exhibits signs of AFib, allowing them to gain a better understanding of their condition.
1. Update for Apple Watch:
watchOS 9 was released on Tuesday, following the release of iOS 16 by the US-based tech giant Apple. The new watchOS 9 update adds new features and enhances the world's leading wearable operating system.New watch faces, an improved Workout app, sleep stages, a first-of-its-kind AFib History feature, a completely new Compass app, and more are included.
Apple watchOS 9 is now available as a free software update for Apple Watch Series 4 or later when paired with an iPhone 8 or later or an iPhone SE (2nd generation) running iOS 16. Some features might not be available in all regions, languages, or makes and models.
There are now more watch faces available for Apple Watch users, along with complications that are more detailed and offer more opportunities for customization. The upgraded Workout app offers users the chance to advance their workouts with advanced metrics, views, and training experiences that were inspired by elite athletes.
The Sleep app includes sleep stages, and for those who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFib), the newly FDA-cleared AFib History feature offers more details about a user's health. The new Medications app makes it simple for users to manage, understand, and track medications in a convenient and discrete manner.
Focus now lets users choose an Apple Watch face to show automatically when they launch a certain Focus on iPhone, such as the Photos face during a Personal Focus, allowing them to stay in the moment. Apple Watch Series 8 features the Lunar watch face, which highlights the link between the Gregorian and lunar calendars.
The Workout app, one of Apple Watch's most popular applications, has been upgraded to give better analytics for tracking performance as well as additional training experiences to help users attain their fitness objectives. Apple Watch Series 8 displays Heart Rate Zones in the Exercise appHeart Rate Zones may now be used to measure the intensity of a workout in the Workout app.
Users will see sleep stage data in the Sleep app on Apple Watch and may examine more specific information, such as time asleep, with other metrics, such as heart rate and respiration rate, in sleep comparison charts in the Health app on iPhone.
With watchOS 9, users who have been diagnosed with AFib can enable the FDA-cleared AFib History feature to have access to vital information, such as an estimate of how frequently a user's cardiac rhythm exhibits signs of AFib, allowing them to gain a better understanding of their condition.
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