Six new Apple Watch features coming later this year

with the new Apple Watch Ultra The Series 8 is now in the hands of customers, and Apple has brought a bunch of smart new features to a lot of people. But there is more to come.

Apple has a few more features in store for Apple Watch Series 8 And Apple Watch Ultra owners ‌ before the end of the year, some of them are watchOS 9 functions, which means it will also work on older Apple Watch models. Here’s what we can expect.

1. Track detection

Track detection

Apple will soon introduce a new track-running experience that automatically detects when you arrive at the track, collecting Apple Maps GPS data to provide a more accurate route map – including the option to choose your route – and more accurate speed and distance metrics. Apple says Track Detection will come to the US later this year via a software update for Apple Watch Series 4 and later models.

2. Racing Road

Apple watchOS 9 Race Route 220912 Included

A new practice feature especially for runners, Race Route enables you to race against your best score or last score on any frequently completed tracks. The feature will also offer speed guidelines during the session to keep your progress competitive. Apple says the Race Route is coming later this year on Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

3. International Roaming

International roaming companies

For cellular Apple Watch models, Apple will soon introduce support for international roaming. Apple says it has agreements with 30 carriers to support the feature, including Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, Three and O2 in the UK, and international carriers including China Mobile, Movistar and Softbank. Apple says international roaming will be available by the end of this year for the Apple Watch Series 5 and later cellular models.

4. Family Setup – Home App Support

Set up the Apple Watch SE 2 family

coming to family setting It is support for the Home app, which will allow inviting a child as a member to control HomePod speakers and smart home accessories. As a result of the additional support, children will also be able to use home keys and hotel keys in Apple Wallet.

The feature is based on Apple’s new Home architecture, a separate update in the Home app, and will be available in a software update later this year. Note that sharing control of your home and receiving home notifications requires a home distributor and only Camel The HomePod as a home hub in iOS 16.

5. Oceanic + (Apple Watch Ultra)

Oceanic Plus App

Developed by Apple in conjunction with third-party apparel Hush Outdoors, Oceanic + It is a built-in Dive computer designed specifically for Apple Watch Ultra models. As a free app on App StoreOceanic+ will include depth tracking (including depth alerts), GPS tracking, history (up to 12 dives), snorkeling, and more.

For more advanced diving options like No Decompression Limit, users will be required to purchase an Oceanic+ subscription plan ($4.99/day, $9.99/month, or $79/year). Oceanic+ will be available on the App Store later this fall.

6. Low Power Mode (Apple Watch Ultra)

Ultra Battery Life

The Apple Watch Ultra has the best battery life of any Apple Watch, and can last up to 36 hours during normal use. However, Apple has a new low power setting in the works that can extend battery life up to 60 hours on a single charge.

Apple says expected battery life is based on following use while in low power mode and with workout settings enabled to reduce heart rate and GPS readings: 15 hours of exercise, more than 600 time checks, 35 minutes of app use, 3 minutes of talk and 15 One hour of sleep tracking over 60 hours. Apple says a low power setting with low frequency GPS and heart rate readings will be available later this fall.