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Apple Watch to Get Sleep Tracking and Hand-Washing Detection

An Apple Watch illustration is displayed during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 22.
An Apple Watch illustration is displayed during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 22.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. introduced a new set of features for its smartwatch on Monday, adding sleep tracking, an updated Fitness app and the ability to track a hand-washing session.

The main new function will let the Apple Watch monitor a wearer’s sleep patterns and quality of sleep, Apple said Monday at a virtual conference for software developers. The tool will include a “wind down” feature a user will access while preparing for bed. It will integrate with a new sleep section in the Health app on the iPhone.