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Apple wants to make you more active with watchOS 11

Published Jun 10th, 2024 1:40PM EDT
Apple Watch running watchOS 11.
Image: Apple Inc.

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After taking the lid off of all the new features launching in iOS 18 this fall, Apple moved on to its latest software update for the Apple Watch. watchOS 11 is going to push you to be more active while providing you with more information than ever about your workouts.

First, watchOS 11 introduces Training Mode, which measures how the intensity and duration of your workouts are affecting your body. Once you finish a workout, you can rate your efforts. Your Apple Watch will then let you know if you are higher or lower than your average training load, so you can adjust based on what you’re training for.

All of the new features in watchOS 11.
All of the new features in watchOS 11. Image source: Apple

There are also several frequently requested updates coming to the rings on your watch face. In watchOS 11, you’ll be able to set your goals for all three rings for each day of the week. You can also finally pause ring tracking if you don’t want to lose a streak.

One of the highlights of the update is the new Vitals app. Apple says that Vitals will allow Apple Watch owners to “explore your most important health metrics” at a glance. If any of your metrics are outside of their typical range, the Vitals app will let you know.

Other new additions include pregnancy tracking features, an updated Smart Stack that surfaces relevant widgets automatically and supports Live Activities, and a redesigned Photos watch face that helps you pick the perfect based on composition, facial expressions, and more.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.