The long-awaited Apple Watch Series 9 reveal is here, and while the focus may have been on the new iPhones, this latest version of the Apple Watch shouldn’t be overlooked. Widely considered the quintessential fitness tracker for iPhone users, the Apple Watch Series 9 offers more than just workout tracking capabilities. It perfectly expands the Apple ecosystem and provides access to various applications and games available on iPhone.
One of the standout features of the Apple Watch Series 9 is the double tap function. Users can control their Apple Watch by simply double-tapping with their index finger and thumb. This accessibility feature allows users to answer and end calls, stop timers, snooze alarms, play and pause music, and more – all with just two taps of the watch hand. This is made possible by an algorithm that combines data from the accelerometer, gyroscope and optical heart rate sensor to detect unique changes in hand movement.
In terms of performance, the Series 9 features a new Apple Silicon processor, the S9 SiP, which ensures a smoother user experience. With 5.6 billion transistors and a 30% faster GPU, animations and effects look even better on the fly. Additionally, the Series 9 features a second-generation ultra-wideband chip that allows users to easily locate the distance and direction of their iPhone, even if it is in a different room. Integration with HomePods allows you to control them as you approach.
Thanks to the S9 SiP’s 4-core Neural Engine, Siri responses are now processed on the watch itself, eliminating the need for a cloud or cellular connection. This results in faster and more accurate answers. Siri has also been integrated into the Health app, making it easy to access health data using voice commands. Now users can simply ask Siri how many hours they slept or tell Siri to record a workout.
Design-wise, the Apple Watch Series 9 features a new pink aluminum case, giving consumers more color options. In addition to pink, customers can choose between aluminum housings in the colors Stellar, Silver, Midnight or Product(Red). A stainless steel version in gold and graphite will also be available.
In short: Apple Watch Series 9 brings exciting updates and features that improve the user experience. From better accessibility to a more powerful processor, it’s sure to impress Apple enthusiasts looking for a new portable device.