Cupertino-based tech giant Apple is expected to add a new feature in its wearable product, Apple Watch Series, called Schooltime. This feature has been spotted in an internal build of iOS 13 by MacRumors.
According to the MacRumors report, Schooltime, as the name suggests is designed for students. The feature is said to help students focus during school hours. This will be done by blocking access to apps, complications, and notifications on the device, says MacRumors. However, for safety reasons emergency calls and alerts will not be blocked.
The report suggests users can set when Schooltime is enabled in the Apple Watch app on iPhone manually. Even though the new feature is being aimed for students, it in its true essence is a Do-Not-Disturb feature that could be used in other situations in case a user doesn’t want to receive notifications on the Apple Watch for a certain part of the day.
Another new feature that is said to be making its way to Apple Watch is sleep tracking. According to a report by 9to5Mac, Apple is working on sleep tracking for the Apple Watch. Till now, sleep tracking has been their for the Apple Watch users via third-party apps only. The upcoming feature is rumoured to be called ‘Time in Bed tracking’. It is codenamed as ‘Burrito’ internally.
The quality of sleep will be measured on the basis of parameters like heart rate, noises, user’s movement while asleep and others. Users can check the data related to his/her sleep in the Health app on iPhone. Apple, as per 9to5Mac report, will also introduce a new Sleep for Apple Watch so that the sleep data can be monitored via the watch itself.To overcome the charging and battery issue, Apple will add a notification function that will ask users to charge their watch before going to bed. “One of the issues with wearing an Apple Watch during sleep is that many users choose to charge their Apple Watch at night. Apple thought about this and developed a feature that will remind users to charge their Watch beforehand so they can get through the night” the 9to5Mac report said.―Times of India