Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

Posted by · 8446 views · Translate
Apple has officially released watchOS 3, the latest update to its smartwatch operating system.

Apple touts that watchOS 3 will bring instant launching of your favorite apps, new performance and navigation enhancements, and tools for fitness, graphics, media and more.

“Apple Watch is the ultimate companion for a healthy life and with watchOS 3, there’s now even more to love,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Favorite apps launch instantly and are simple to access, and the breakthrough new fitness and health features like the Breathe app make it feel like a whole new watch.”

Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

Instant Performance & Simple Navigation
It is easier and faster than ever to perform common tasks with watchOS 3, including replying to a message, starting a Workout or skipping a song. By pressing the side button, users can access the new Dock with their recent and favorite apps. Right from the Dock or the watch face, users can launch their favorite native and third-party apps instantly and have the latest information in the app already updated and ready for viewing. Similar to iOS, users can swipe up from the watch face for the new and improved Control Center, continue to swipe down for Notification Center and swipe left or right to easily switch out a watch face.

Fitness & Health
Motivation through social engagement is an important factor in changing fitness and health behavior, and now with watchOS 3, it’s possible to share, compare and compete with friends, family or even a personal trainer. Users receive notifications about their friends’ progress, including completed Activity rings, finished workouts and earned achievements.

Activity sharing is now directly connected to the Messages app, so users can communicate, motivate and celebrate with friends and family with new Smart Replies specially customized for Activity and Workouts. In watchOS 3, the Activity app experience is now optimized for wheelchair users. Wheelchair pushes contribute to all-day calorie goals, the “time to stand” reminder is now “time to roll” and there are dedicated wheelchair-specific workouts.

Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

The all-new Breathe app encourages users to take moments in their day to do short deep breathing sessions. The beautiful, calming visualization and haptic cues guide users through deep, full breaths in sessions lasting one to five minutes and on completion, they will receive a heart rate summary.

Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

All-New Communication
Receiving and quickly replying to messages is more powerful and expressive in watchOS 3 with stickers, handwriting, full-screen effects and invisible ink, which reveals the message only after a friend swipes over it. Smart Replies are even faster as they are now available right in the message notification. When a more custom reply is needed, the new scribble feature allows users to quickly write words on the display and Apple Watch will convert the handwriting to text.

Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]

SOS in watchOS 3 enables people in critical situations around the world to initiate a call with emergency services through their iPhone or while on Wi-Fi, and notify their emergency contact by simply pressing and holding the side button.

Watch Faces
Apple Watch is even more personal with new watch faces including Minnie Mouse, Activity and the simple and elegant Numerals. Even more apps can launch straight from the watch face including Workout, Music or Messages. Users can also now add complications to the Photo, Motion or Timelapse watch faces. It’s easier to customize watch faces and discover third-party apps with the new Faces Gallery in the Watch app on iPhone.

You can find instructions on how to update to watchOS 3 here. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.


Apple Officially Releases watchOS 3 [Download]
SimonG - September 14, 2016 at 4:30pm
All done now, deleted profiles and rebooted. Happy Days
Chris H - September 14, 2016 at 6:54am
Deleted profiles on both watch and phone. Even restored iPhone too, hard reset on watch. Now have access to Watch OS3. Its currently downloading.
SimonG - September 14, 2016 at 2:56am
Done hard reset on watch and phone, still no update..?
John - September 13, 2016 at 10:13pm
Anyone else not getting the update after installing iOS 10?
3wi09876 - September 14, 2016 at 2:46am
I was having that problem too all day but what i did that might have helped was i force restarted watch by holding the 2 button s on the side until apple logo appears. I swiped to close my watch app on iphone i went to general about to check firmware version then i went to software update and it updated
8 More Comments
Recent