Exiting Water Lock and Sleep Mode
Apple has slightly tweaked how you’ll be taking your Apple Watch out of water lock and sleep modes. Rather than spinning the Digital Crown as you do now, watchOS 9 will require that you press and hold it for a few seconds. This gesture feels more natural, but the change was likely made to accommodate the new Workout features in watchOS 9, which offer access to substantially more information than before. This frees up the Digital Crown to be used to scroll through workout metrics even while the device is water locked, such as during a swim.