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The watchOS 10.2 release lets Siri access health data

Apple releases watchOS 10.2
Apple releases watchOS 10.2

Apple has officially released the watchOS 10.2 update to bring back the swipe gesture for changing watch faces and Siri access to health data.

Apple releases watchOS 10.2

After the release of the second watchOS 10.2 beta on November 9, the official release it out for all Apple Watch users.

Reinstating the swipe gesture for changing watch faces addresses user feedback that followed its earlier removal. This feature allows users to quickly cycle through various watch faces by simply swiping across the watch's display, offering a more intuitive and quick method to switch styles or access different functionalities.

The watchOS 10.2 update, while reintroducing the swipe gesture for changing watch faces, also adds new functionality to Siri in the realm of health data. The new feature allows users to query their health statistics using Siri, making accessing information like heart rate or exercise data through voice commands easier.

With Siri's expanded capabilities in watchOS 10.2, users can now inquire about various health metrics and receive spoken responses, enhancing the Apple Watch's utility as a health and fitness companion.

The new Siri health data functionality in watchOS 10.2 brings several critical advantages to Apple Watch owners. Users can now access vital health data hands-free, a feature convenient during workouts or other situations where using their hands might be inconvenient.

Furthermore, it significantly boosts accessibility. For those who find navigating through the watch's menus challenging or cumbersome, voice commands provide a more accessible, user-friendly alternative. It's particularly beneficial for users with specific disabilities, making the Apple Watch's health features more inclusive.