Apple to launch new COVID-19 features for watch

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Apple unveiled a new feature for its Apple Watch that will help users wash their hands, according to CNBC.

The handwashing feature, set to launch later this year with the WatchOS7 software update, uses motion sensors and listens to the sound of water on the individual's hands to help them wash correctly. The feature also includes a timer that counts down to ensure the person washes their hands for at least 20 seconds.

Apple will also update its "memoji" feature, which allows users to create a custom emoji that looks like themselves, to allow the option of wearing a face covering, which the CDC recommends to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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