Apple has officially unveiled its latest wearable. The Apple Watch Series 9 made its debut on stage at today’s Wonderlust event in Cupertino. The new smartwatch is powered by the new S9 chip, which the company claims is 60% faster, coupled with a 30% faster GPU.
WatchOS 10 offers the new Name Drop feature, which allows users to share personal information when close to another user with the Device. Ultrawideband brings more interoperability with the HomePod, as well as find My functionality.
Double Tap is one of the more interesting features this time out. It’s a new input system backed into the chip that detects small movements and blood flow when the user taps their index finger and thumb together. With the new input, users can perform activities like answer a call or turning off an alarm. It will arrive next month.
The Series 9 will be available in starlight, sliver, midnight, Product Red and a new pink color.