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watchOS 4.1 brings LTE Apple Music streaming, GymKit support & more

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Apple has seeded the public build of watchOS 4.1. The update brings in some big new additions for Apple Watch Series 3, and fixes for the original watch.

As with every major software update on the planet, watchOS 4.1 comes along new features as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. Features announced during Apple Watch Series 3 keynote are now available through this update.

watchOS 4.1 Software Update

With watchOS 4.1, LTE streaming for Apple Music and iCloud Music Library is now possible. There’s a new Radio app bundled that lets Series 3 wearers listen to Beats 1 and other stations on Apple Music.

For more accurate and easy measure, watchOS 4.1 has support for GymKit as well. The feature allows to sync fitness data with GymKit-enabled equipments.

watchOS 4.1 Full Changelog

  • Stream music on Apple Watch Series 3 with Apple Music or iCloud Music Library
  • Listen to live radio on Beats 1, custom stations, and expert-curated stations with the new Radio app on Apple Watch Series 3
  • Use Siri to find, discover, and play songs, playlists, or albums
  • Sync fitness data with GymKit-enabled treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers, and indoor bikes for more accurate distance, pace, and energy burn metrics
  • Ability to disconnect from a Wi-Fi network in Control Center for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Fixes an issue for Apple Watch Series 1 and later where Heart Rate notifications were delivered when the feature was not enabled
  • Fixes an issue where some users did not receive Stand Reminders
  • Resolves an issue where the current Stand hour indicator did not appeal for some users
  • Resolves an issue that was caused haptics to not be delivered for silent alarms
  • Addresses an issue that prevented Apple Watch (1st generation) from charging for some
  • Resolves an issue where the Sunrise / Sunset complication would sometimes not appear
  • Restores Mandarin as the default dictation language for China

Apple Watch wearers can grab the watchOS 4.1 update via the Watch app for iOS. Make sure you have at least 50-percent battery and the wearable is connected to a power source while updating to watchOS 4.1.

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