5 new features that just made the Apple Watch a lot more useful

Apple's new watchOS 8 makes its case to watchless iPhone users.

An Apple Watch running watchOS 8.

Apple’s WWDC unleashed a deluge of new features for the Apple Watch, and while some may be flashier than others, these might actually be the most useful for your day-to-day.

5. Bigger, better wallet

Like iOS 15, Apple watchOS 8 expounds on the Wallet app, making space to store things like home keys, digital keycards for an office building, and even hotel room keys in a partnership with Hyatt.