Apple WatchOS 5 – New Sports Features

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Apple may have woken up somewhat to new challenges ahead with the on-trend message that everyone seems to be getting more into personal fitness.

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday brought several new sports-related announcement for future functionality in WatchOS 5.

I think these announcements are interesting for those of us with sports-focussed devices. These new features are, well, a little basic on the surface.


Friends can be challenged over 7 days with competitions based on closing their ‘activity rings’.

New Workout Types

Yoga, hiking and running. Great.

Automatic Workouts

Workouts will be automatically started and stopped.

Enhanced Running Features

To include cadence, moving average pace and pace-based alerts. Whoopee-do.

Here is a more waffly version…



Apple Watch 3, triathlon kept Garmin Forerunner 935 on charger


But there are great apps of course for the sporty-minded:

Apple Watch + STRYD – Preview


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