Apple announces watchOS 11 with a new training mode and live activities

Rest days!!!

Apple just announced watchOS 11, the latest version of its smartwatch platform, at WWDC 2024. Developers will be able to start tinkering with it starting today, while a public beta will arrive sometime next month. As in past years, a final public release is expected for sometime this fall alongside the new Apple Watches.

As always, each version of watchOS comes with new health features. This year, we’re getting a training mode that takes personal data and metrics to see how the intensity and duration of workouts impacts your body over time. You’ll also be able to include an “effort rating” for workouts. This mode also gives you insights into whether you should push harder or maybe take a step back. And yes, that includes rest days.


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