Apple Watch gets new watch faces, native apps and more with watchOS 2 update

Apple at WWDC 2015, previewed watchOS 2, the first major software update for Apple Watch. watchOS 2 brings new smart applications, watch faces, support for transit in maps, Digital Touch and more.

WatchOS 2 will let users to make watch faces out of their favorite photos. You can also view your favorite pictures from the photo album with every rise of your wrist. There is a Time-Lapse watch face, that shows animations from major cities, depending on local time. You get to choose for a selection of time-lapse videos shot over 24 hours in locations including New York City, London or Shanghai. The new Time Travel feature lets you scroll with the Digital Crown to check upcoming or past events, temperature for the week, upcoming flight information and more.

WebOS 2 also provides easier and creative way to communicate. You can respond quickly to a mail using dictation, Smart Replies and emoji. You can create multiple friend screen, each can hold up to 12 friends. With Digital Touch, you can
draw and send sketches with multiple colors on the same canvas

Other features include: 
  • Nightstand Mode that transforms Apple Watch into a bedside alarm clock, with the Digital Crown and side button serving as snooze and off buttons for the alarm
  • the ability to use merchant rewards and store-issued credit and debit cards with Apple Pay, which can be added to Wallet;
  • support for Transit in Maps, so you can view detailed transportation maps and schedules, including walking directions to the nearest stations with entrances and exits precisely mapped;
  • workouts from third-party fitness apps contributing to your all-day Move and Exercise goals;
  • using Siri to start specific workouts, launch Glances and reply to email; and
  • Activation Lock, which lets users secure their Apple Watch with their Apple ID, preventing another user from wiping or activating the device if it is lost or stolen.
In addition, Apple is giving developers tools to build faster and powerful apps for the Apple Watch. The WatchKit for WatchOS 2 will allow developers to take advantage of hardware features of Apple Watch including Digital Crown, Taptic Engine, heart rate sensor, accelerometer and microphone.

WatchOS 2 for Apple Watch will be released this fall which is around September. The WatchKit for webOS 2 is now available for members of iOS Developer Program at

Source : Apple Press

Kaiser Bey
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Apple Watch gets new watch faces, native apps and more with watchOS 2 update Apple Watch gets new watch faces, native apps and more with watchOS 2
update Reviewed by Kaiser on 6/12/2015 07:47:00 PM
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