watchOS 4 adds new faces, updated Workout app and more

First out of WWDC today were updates to watchOS. watchOS 4 will provide new watch faces, one of which will be powered by Siri intelligence. This will all be part of a free update this fall! The Siri face provides data that changes as the day progresses, with a rotation of the digital crown providing a 3D-list of what's been going on.

The Kaleidoscope face in watchOS 4

The Kaleidoscope face in watchOS 4

There are more faces that will show up; a fun Kaleidoscope face that uses images to create a moving kaleidoscopic image, and new animated Toy Story faces. The Activity face now provides coaching, letting you know when you're getting near a goal to give you a "nudge" to keep moving. Apple's also going to provide workout challenges that are tailored to your current activity, and will provide much more exciting celebrations when you reach a goal or make a challenge. 

It's also possible to add workouts together -- doing training for a triathlon, for example, you could start with a run, then immediately follow up with a bike ride, then finish with your swim. 

Apple also announced that many major gym equipment manufacturers are planning on supporting Apple Watch two-way syncing. This ensures that both devices see the same results in terms of calorie burn and "mileage"; expect to start seeing some of those home and professional gym devices later this year.

The manufacturers who will be supporting Apple Watch two-way syncing

The manufacturers who will be supporting Apple Watch two-way syncing

The Music app will now automatically sync music to the Watch, and the device will support multiple playlists -- perfect for listening with Apple AirPods.

Best of all, there's a new scrolling app Dock that appears to make selecting apps a lot easier than searching all of those tiny round icons.