Recently, Apple released not one, but two updates for its iOS 12 beta. However, it isn’t the only Apple operating system getting two upgrades. The watchOS 5 beta 9 has just come out. Only four days have passed since the previous build. We have dug through this latest upgrade and have come up with some useful knowledge for all Apple Watch users out there.
The watchOS 5 for Apple Watch now includes Competitions for Activity Sharing, start and stop reminders for your workouts, it included yoga and hiking as workout types. Also, it will provide you with pace alerts, rolling miles and you will be able to observe your cadence during your outdoor running workouts.
You will be able to sync and stream the Apple Podcast and communicate watch-to-watch through the Walkie-Talkie app. The Siri watch interface comes with new data sources and there are much more to be discovered.
What did the other betas introduce?
The second and third betas also introduced watch face tweaks, they activated the Walkie Talkie app and even turned on the Raise to Speak Siri. Here are some previous updates:
Beta 2: Walkie-Talkie app now shows friend suggestions;
Beta 2: New Now Playing indicator on watch face;
Beta 2: Siri voice volume now independent of system alert volume;
Beta 3: New Breathe app icon (matches in-app design);
Beta 4: Walkie-Talkie availability no longer forces persistent icon on a watch face, fades in and out instead;
Beta 6: Siri alert for Raise To Speak feature.
To get the beta, you’ll need the proper configuration profile, which can be obtained through the Apple Developer Center. Once the profile is in place, the watchOS 5 beta can be downloaded using the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General –> Software Update.
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