Apple has released watchOS 4.1, which includes a number of exciting new capabilities for Apple Watch users. The first significant update to watchOS 4 brings support for streaming music from Apple Music, a WiFi toggle that allows users to manually switch to cellular connectivity, a new Apple Radio app, and support for GymKit.
Those who own an Apple device of the third generation will have access to music streaming support that operates through Wi-Fi. The user’s entire music library can now be accessed by the user, including recently played songs, playlists, and more. In addition, there is a new app that gives users access to the radio stations that are available on Apple Music.
Support for GymKit is the second important feature. The much-anticipated feature gives the Apple Watch the ability to communicate with fitness machines using near-field communication (NFC).
Apple has recently begun forming partnerships with many fitness equipment manufacturers, including LifeFitness, Matrix, Cyber, StairMaster, Schwinn, and TechnoGym. You will now be able to pair their gadgets straight to cardio machines such as stair steppers, ellipticals, treadmills, and indoor bikes with only the touch of a button. This means that data on both ends, like heart rate, speed, distance, and incline, will sync, resulting in more precise measurements.
The upgrade, as is customary, also includes a number of other changes, including bug fixes and improvements to security. Start the installation process by opening the Watch app on your iPhone, going to General, and then tapping Software Update. Check that your device is at least 50% charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network.