New Apple Watch Workouts Hinted at in Latest iOS 11 Beta
Files discovered in the latest iOS 11 beta suggest Apple is planning to add a host of exercises to the Apple Watch’s Workout app this fall, including complex activities like kickboxing, badminton, baseball and more.
Discovered by iHelp BR, Apple’s latest iOS beta software includes icons and titles for what appears to be a new set of workout routines. The new icons are not yet visible directly from the watchOS 4 beta.
The publication found icons and code strings for 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, sailing, skating, skiing and other snow sports, step training, strength training and surfing.
The iOS 11 beta release also includes graphics for new Workout routines available to Apple Watch users running watchOS 4 beta. Those assets include outdoor swimming, elliptical, high-intensity interval training and more.
The discovery comes as rumours of an anticipated Apple Watch “Series 3” hardware refresh swirl. Expected to debut at Apple’s annual iPhone event, which traditionally takes place in September, the next-generation wearable is rumoured to boast an LTE modem for cellular data connectivity.