watchOS 9 Adds Health and Fitness Features

Originally published at: watchOS 9 Adds Health and Fitness Features - TidBITS

Apple’s unveiling of watchOS 9 at WWDC unsurprisingly emphasized health and fitness updates (along with four new watch faces) but offered a surprise or two, including a new medication-tracking app and a brilliant little Dock tweak.

I’ll be interested to see how the kickboard addition is. In a typical swim I’ll do 400-500 metres of kicking and it always kinda annoyed me it didn’t track the lap if I wasn’t swinging my arms. Same with when doing life-saving practice like side-stroke or rescue backstroke (frog kick).

It’s really a trivial issue but it’s nice they’re trying.

What I’d REALLY like to see is a Health app on the Mac. Totally frustrating to try and navigate results on the tiny phone screen. I hate it.

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For running I’l looking forward to the Running Power feature, this could mean that I don’t have to pay for and use the Stryd foot pod for that feature.

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