Apple’s latest Apple Watch operating system, watchOS 7 offers several new features and improvements. However, there is always room for improvement; developers and users suggest changes they will like to see in the future version of the software. 9to5Mac shared watchOS 8 concept design which includes new Apple TV app, watch face, and improvements, all to enhance the Apple Watch experience.
Compatible with Apple Watch Series 3 and later, current watchOS 7 offers sleep tracking, hand washing detection, Fitness tracking, Apple Maps, new watch faces, and a Family Setup feature that allows parents or guardians to monitor and track activities of younger and elderly family members. Here are some suggestions the tech publisher will like to see in watchOS 8.
watchOS 8 concept design- new Apple TV app, Product Red watch face, and more
Parker Ortolani of 9to5Mac builds his watchOS 8 concept design on current/existing Apple Watch features like watch faces, remote app, and others.
Starting with the Remote app upgrade, Ortolani suggests that the app should show users recently watch movies and TV shows in simple list view. He believes it will add more purpose to the obsolete Remote app and expand access of the Apple TV+ service on more devices.
“You could tap on the remote button at the top to use the redesigned virtual remote or tap on a recently watched show or movie to continue playing it. You’d then get a modal that would let you choose which nearby device you want on which to play that content.”
Redesigned Apple TV remote with a simple UI, Siri support, and the ability to control the set-top box’s volume with the smartwatch’s digital crown. “A clearer layout that delineates between the button controls and the touchpad area. It would also add the ability to speak to Siri on your television through your watch’s microphone.”
Stating that the current App View is beautiful but “impractical”, Ortolani proposes all-new App View options; Classic, Grid and List. The Grid App View option will display the apps in a 2×2 layout on scroll pages, and users will be allowed to customize the apps.
As a substitute for the Power Reserve Mode, Ortolani introduces a new Dim Display Mode. Instead of completely blacking out the screen to save power, the new battery saving mode would dim the display while showing complications like weather, activity, and others.
This mode would earn you an extra couple of days of battery life but not nearly as much as power reserve mode. You’d be able to access these toggles by pressing and holding the side button.
Last but not the least, with all the new watch face launched in watchOS 7, Ortolani suggests new Product Red watch face for the Product red Apple Watch in the watchOS 8 concept design. He argues that like the Nike+ and Hermes models of Apple Watch, the red smart watch should have exclusive red watch faces as well.
“There’d be a digital face and an analog face. Both would be customizable. Choose from different shades of red and choose the design of the dial on the analog face.”