Apple‘s latest firmware updates continue to give us hints and leaks about upcoming devices and features. While the latest isn’t as big as the iPhone 8 discoveries in the recent HomePod software, the new iOS 11 beta reveals that Apple may be adding support for a large number of new exercise activities to the Apple Watch‘s Workouts feature.
The website iHelp BR was able to find a group of new icons and workout titles hidden in the recent iOS 11 beta, seeming designed for the Watch’s Workouts app. These activities aren’t currently supported by the Apple Watch for tracking, with many being more complex to track than the typical exercise routine, including dance, gymnastics, and kickboxing.
The full list of icons and activities named are the following: badminton, barre, basketball, baseball, bowling, boxing, climbing, core training, cricket, cross training, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, flexibility, football, functional training, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, kickboxing, lacrosse, paddle sports, pilates, sailing, skating, and skiing.
The workouts aren’t included in the latest watchOS 4 beta, possibly indicating that they all may not be compatible with the current Apple Watch hardware. There’s been increasing rumors in the last few weeks about a new Apple Watch model, likely named “Series 3,” and it may include hardware improvements that allow it to support a wider range of workouts.