Apple today confirmed when the next major software update for its wearable devices will be out. It had detailed watchOS 5 at its WWDC 2018 event a few months back and at its iPhone event today, the company has confirmed the watchOS 5 release date. Its new Apple Watch Series 4 will be the first smartwatch from the company to ship with watchOS 5 out of the box.

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There are many fitness and health-related improvements in watchOS 5. New communication features are onboard as well, such as Walkie-Talkie, which is a watch-to-watch connection that works over both Wi-Fi and cellular.

Addition features include improved automatic detection of workouts, the ability to listen to podcasts from the watch itself, and improvements for the Siri watch face through which the assistant provides dynamic shortcuts to features you’re likely to use during the day based on your routines.

WebKit supported is included in watchOS 5 as well which will allow you to view some webpages on the watch itself. The new update also adds the ability to raise the wrist in order to wake up Siri.

Apple today confirmed that the watchOS 5 release date is September 17th. All existed Apple Watch owners with a supported model will be able to get this update then. It has previously been revealed that the very first Apple Watch is not compatible with watchOS 5.

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