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    New Apple Watch Icons Reveal that Support for Many New Activities

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    Amit Srivatsa
    Amit Srivatsa Aug 29, 2017

    The new Apple Watch is going to be a lot more exciting, given a recent discovery that it’s getting support for recognizing a whole new bunch of physical activities.

    AppleInsider reports

    Files discovered in the latest iOS 11 beta release suggest Apple is planning to add a host of exercises to Apple Watch’s Workout app this fall, including complex activities like kickboxing, fishing, equestrian sports and more.

    As reported, the discovery comes from reading the source files of iOS 11 beta, which see a whole new bunch of features added to their code.

    More specifically, developers found support icons bundled deep into the iOS 11-Apple Watch sync code that throw light on all the activities the new Apple Watch could potentially recognise.

    As can be seen, the items were explicitly named, leaving no doubt in the viewer’s mind what they might stand for. CultOfMac gave a full list of activities —

    “Activities will include the addition of badminton, barre, baseball, bowling, boxing climbing, core training, cricket, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, flexibility, functional training, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, kickboxing, lacrosse, paddle sports, pilates, “play,” sailing, skating, skiing and other snow sports, step training, strength training and surfing.”

    The new Apple Watch icons have definitely increased our level of anticipation for the product. It’s slated to release in about a month’s time (Sept 12th) along side the new iPhone.

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