Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

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Apple has announced watchOS 2 which brings native apps to the Apple Watch.

Native apps are coming to Apple Watch with the new version of watchOS.

Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

There are also numerous other improvements. Here's a look at what's new...

● You can pick an image from the Photos app on your watch and set it as your watch face. Or set a different image from any photo album you select to appear each time you raise your wrist.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● Another new watch face, called Time-Lapse, shows iconic locations around the world shot over 24 hours.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● watchOS 2 lets you see information from third-party apps on your watch face.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● When you turn the Digital Crown, Time Travel lets you see things like upcoming events and temperatures. You can go forward and back up to 72 hours.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● When Apple Watch is on its side and charging, it automatically goes into Nightstand mode.
The Digital Crown transforms to snooze and the side button turns off an alarm.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● You can have multiple screens for friends and even add new people right from your watch.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● You can use multiple colors to draw and send more colorful sketches.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● Reply to email directly from your wrist with smart replies, emoji, and dictation.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● Other fitness apps, like Strava, can contribute directly to your Activity rings on Apple Watch.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● You can use Siri to start and end workouts, like a bike ride or a 30-minute outdoor run.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● Share your Activity and Workout achievements via Facebook, Twitter, and Messages.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● All the new features of Apple Pay are also available on Apple Watch.
In addition to debit and credit cards, you can add everything from reward cards to private-label cards.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● You can use the Transit feature in Maps to see public transportation routes and directions right on your wrist.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● You can also use Siri to show Glances for apps, like the Instagram glance.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● Developers will now have greater access to hardware features with WatchKit. These include the microphone and speaker, video, accelerometer, Taptic Engine, and Digital Crown.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

● With HomeKit, you can directly control lights and other things in your home from Apple Watch apps.
Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch

The developer preview for watchOS 2 is available today. watchOS 2 will be available as a free update this fall, and will work on every Apple Watch.

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Apple Announces WatchOS 2, Bringing New Features and Native Apps to the Apple Watch
Phunsuk - June 8, 2015 at 7:56pm
Am I the only one who is pissed at the way iClarified now shows the Verizon ad on my screen everytime I click a link to open another page on this site???!!!
mason - June 8, 2015 at 7:25pm
so how to update with the beta
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - June 8, 2015 at 7:25pm
Did you see the terrorists in the ad discussing plans for their new iOS app that allows you to detonate a suicide bomb with your Apple Watch? Way to be politically correct, Apple.
ThinkingWhatEveryone'sSaying - June 8, 2015 at 7:34pm
Did you see the app that allows people to hide their identity that allows them to faulty advertise mislead info even on Apple products? Better believe it, fact on that!
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - June 8, 2015 at 8:01pm
You're obviously a complete moron. What an appropriate name you're using.
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