Apple Watch Series 9 packs next generations capabilities for your health and connectivity
By siliconindia | Monday, 25 September 2023, 16:25 IST
The COVID-19 pandemic taught millions of us the importance of remaining healthy in our busy lives and the Apple Watch, which offers myriad of health benefits, has become an integral part of those who want to stay active, monitor their health and get help in an emergency situation. Beyond health, the newly launched Apple Watch Series 9 is enabled by powerful new custom silicon, a brighter display, a new double-tap gesture to control your watch with just one hand, faster on-device Siri that can securely access your health data, Precision Finding for iPhone, and new integration with HomePod.
As usual, you can make and receive calls and messages, control your music, set a timer, and even pay for things right from your wrist. Let us find out why the Apple Watch Series 9 is your companion 24/7 at home and on the go. The wearable runs watchOS 10, which delivers redesigned apps, the new Smart Stack, new watch faces, new cycling and hiking features, and tools to support mental health. One of the most talked-about features is Double Tap (available in a software update next month) which controls the primary button in an app so it can be used to stop a timer, play and pause music, or snooze an alarm.
With this gesture, you can easily control the Apple Watch Series 9 using just one hand and without touching the display. You need to tap the index finger and thumb of the watch hand together twice to quickly and conveniently perform many of the most common actions on the Apple Watch Series 9. The gesture can be used to answer and end a phone call, and even to take a photo with the Camera Remote on Apple Watch. Double tap will also open the Smart Stack from the watch face, and another double tap will scroll through widgets in the stack.
This new double tap gesture is enabled by the faster Neural Engine in Apple Watch Series 9, which processes data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and optical heart sensor with a new machine learning algorithm. The algorithm detects the unique signature of tiny wrist movements and changes in blood flow when the index finger and thumb perform a double tap. For the first time on Apple Watch, Siri requests can be processed on the device. For requests that do not require information from the internet, such as starting a workout or setting a timer, Siri does not rely on Wi-Fi or cellular networks, resulting in quicker and more reliable responses. Now, Siri can be used to access data from the Health app for health- and fitness-related queries.
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