watchOS 8 is the upcoming major update to the Apple Watch and it comes with a sleuth of new features and updates mainly focussing on health, fitness, and mindfulness.
Apple introduced the watchOS 8 updates in the WWDC 2021 event alongside the iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS 12 updates.
Below is the comprehensive list of every single feature that was added to the watchOS 8 updates as announced by Apple.
watchOS 8 Apple Watch features and changes
New animations and feel in the Breathe app.
New Reflect feature to promote mindfulness in the new app.
Respiratory rate will also be tracked both when awake and asleep.
A new Taichi workout and Pilates workout to be added to the Fitness app.
Artist spotlight series will be added to Fitness+
Portrait watch face to automatically use Portrait photos from your iPhone as Apple watch face.
Redesigned photos app shows memories and featured photos on the Apple watch.
You can directly share photos from your Apple watch to messages and Mail.
You can now dictate, scribble and type messages from the same view.
You can also send GIFs from the Apple Watch.
The weather app adds next-hour precipitation notifications.