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watchOS 4.1 GM changelog: Apple Music streaming, GymKit, no Apple Pay Cash & more

Brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo has managed to obtain Apple’s unreleased Golden Master candidate of watchOS 4.1 along with full release notes highlighting the upcoming enhancements and new features.
Aside from half a dozen bug fixes, watchOS 4.1 brings enhanced capabilities like a brand new Radio app, the ability for Series 3 owners to stream music via Wi-Fi or cellular from Beats 1, Apple Music or their iCloud Music Library, support for syncing fitness data with GymKit-compatible equipment, a dedicated Wi-Fi Control Center toggle on Series 3 hardware and more.
GymKit support was supposed to go live in the initial watchOS 4 release, but it got removed from the final build only to re-appear in watchOS 4.1 betas.

watchOS 4.1 GM release notes

According to the leaked release notes for watchOS 4.1 GM, new features, improvements and bug fixes in this software update include the following items:
  • Stream music on Apple Watch Series 3 with Apple Music or iCloud Music Library
  • Listen to live radio on Beats 1, custom stations and expert-curated stations with the new Radio app on Apple Watch Series 3
  • Use Siri to find, discover and play songs, playlists or albums
  • Sync fitness data with GymKit-enabled treadmills, ellipticals, stair steppers and indoor bikes for more accurate distance, pace and energy burn metrics
  • Ability to disconnect from a WiFi network in Control Center for Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular)
  • Fixes an issue for Apple Watch Series 1 and later where Heart Rate notifications were delivered when the feature was not enabled
  • Fixes an issue where some users did not receive Stand Reminders
  • Resolves an issue where the current stand hour indicator did not appear for some users
  • Resolves an issue that caused haptics to not be delivered for silent alarms
  • Addresses an issue that prevented Apple Watch (1st generation) from charging for some users
  • Resolves an issue where the Sunrise and Sunset complication would sometimes not appear
  • Restores Mandarin as the default dictation language for China

Notably, Apple Pay Cash support with iOS 11.1 is not mentioned in the changelog.
That could simply be an omission because release notes also don’t mention more than a hundred new emoji arriving with watchOS 4.1, iOS 11.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1.
watchOS 4.1 should release for all users soon, probably next week.
What’s your favorite new feature of watchOS 4.1?
Let us know in the comment section below.