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WatchOS 8.1 is now available with COVID-19 card support

Apple Fitness+ also now supports SharePlay.




Apple has officially released watchOS 8.1 to all developers after a month of beta testing. WatchOS 8.1, unlike iOS 15.1 and other operating systems, is all about incremental updates.

The feature for detecting falls during exercises has been improved. Apple Fitness+ now supports SharePlay, allowing one subscription to invite up to 32 people to the same workout over FaceTime. It also fixes a fault where the always-on display would sometimes show the incorrect time while the wrist was down.

Because Apple has put a lot of emphasis on the SharePlay feature for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac users, watchOS 8.1 feels a little behind the times, despite the fact that it brings:

  • Support for COVID-19 vaccination cards in Apple Wallet, allowing you to present verified vaccination information;
  • Fitness+ includes SharePlay, which allows customers to invite up to 32 others to a FaceTime conversation to train together.
  • When a user’s wrist is down, Always On may not accurately display the time.
  • WatchOS 8, on the other hand, which was released a month ago, includes a slew of new capabilities. For example, there’s a new Weather app, two new Watch Faces, and new built-in apps that take advantage of the Apple Watch Series 5, Series 6, and Series 7’s always-on display.

Here’s what else is with watchOS 8:

  • There’s a new version of the Breathe app, now called Mindfulness;
  • Respiratory rate is now measured during sleep tracking;
  • Photos app overhauled with featured highlights and memories;
  • Photos can now be shared from the watch with Messages and Mail on watchOS 8;
  • Scribble now lets you include emoji in handwritten messages;
  • App shelf in iMessage includes image search and quick access to photos;
  • Find My now includes items (including AirTags);
  • Weather includes next hour precipitation;
  • Apple Watch can do multiple timers for the first time;
  • Tips is now available on the Apple Watch;
  • Music can be shared from Apple Watch over Messages.

You can get the update right now by going to General > Software Update in the My Watch section of the companion Watch app on your iPhone. On an Apple Watch, you may also navigate to Settings > General > Software Update.

Your watch must have a charge of at least 50% and be connected to a charger. It could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete, like with most Apple Watch updates, so be patient.

It works with Apple Watch Series 3 and subsequent models.

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Redmi Smart Band Pro is now official

The band can last for 10 days under typical use.



The Redmi Smart Band Pro was announced just a few months ago, around a year after the original Redmi Smart Band. However, as the name implies, the new version is better equipped and has additional functions.

There’s a 1.47-inch AMOLED panel with a maximum brightness of 450 nits and a pixel density of 282 PPI. A 2.5D tempered glass protects it, while the body is built of polycaprolactam (a form of nylon, plastic) and strengthened with glass fiber, and it can withstand 50 meters of water. Of course, the strap is composed of soft silicone.

The accelerometer, gyroscope, and PPG heart rate monitor are all standard on the device. There’s also a light sensor for automated display brightness adjustment. According to Redmi, the device can identify more than 110 different types of workouts using those sensors, with 15 of them being professional modes. The ability to track SpO2 (blood oxygen levels) is also included.

redmi smart band pro

A 200 mAh battery powers everything, and it charges through a little magnetic cord. Under usual use, the Redmi Smart Band Pro should last for roughly 14 days or 20 days in power-saving mode.

The Redmi Watch 2 Lite, on the other hand, is a scaled-down version of the original, with a more square-ish look than the Band. The display is a 1.55-inch LCD with a resolution of 320 × 360 pixels. In addition to GPS, the same set of sensors are included within. 5 ATM-rated as well.

The smartphone also has a larger 262 mAh battery, which should last you 10 days under typical use or 5 days if you use it a lot. The watch can run for 14 hours straight in GPS mode, which is quite astounding.

Redmi hasn’t published pricing or availability information yet, so those will be announced later.

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