Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode

Apple Watch gets Walkie-Talkie mode

Apple today unveiled watchOS 5 bringing a new Walkie-Talkie feature, activity competitions, auto-workout detection, Podcasts, and more. It'll also come with a new "Activity Sharing" feature that will let you compete with other Apple Watch owners on certain exercises.

When you talk to one of your friends via Walkie Talkie, they'll hear a brief beep and feel a slight haptic buzz before they hear your voice.

A new Workout type for Yoga has been added, as well as Hiking with elevation tracking. You'll get a rolling mile pace, custom pace alerts and cadence data in the form of steps taken per minute. For privacy reasons, you need to first set up specific users you want to receive Walkie-Talkie notifications from, according to Apple. Watch-to-watch connection works over wifi in real-time.

There's a lot to like about watchOS 5 and it is commendable how rapidly Apple has been improving the OS which has, in turn, helped make Apple Watch so popular.

USA allies vow to fight tariffs plan, warn of trade war
The EU has already issued a 10-page list of tariffs on USA goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to bourbon. He estimated that the economic impact of the tariffs would amount to "a very small part of trade flows as a whole".

Just like the iOS 12, the watchOS will be available for a free update for Apple Watch Series 1 and later versions and requires iPhone 5s or later on iOS 12. It's about time, Apple.

Apple is proud to support LGBTQ advocacy organisations working to bring about positive change, including GLSEN, PFLAG, The Trevor Project, Gender Spectrum and The National Center for Transgender Equality in the USA, and ILGA internationally. Episodes will be automatically synced, and as they're listened to on other devices, the app will automatically refresh with the latest episode.

There's also the addition of third-party apps to the Siri watch face for the first time. These changes will be the most notable external enhancements since the Watch launched about three years ago, but the new models will still support bands from earlier models, a person familiar with the device said.

Students at Duke University, University of Alabama and University of Oklahoma will be able to use this feature this fall. Notifications from apps can now feature interactive controls. The watch face is simple, showcasing the pride rainbow with the time.

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