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Apple Adds Double Tap Support for Apple Watch in watchOS 10.1 Beta 2

Apple Adds Double Tap Support for Apple Watch in watchOS 10.1 Beta 2

Posted October 3, 2023 at 9:04pm by iClarified
Apple has added Double Tap support for Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the second beta of watchOS 10.1 seeded to developers today.

With the new double tap gesture, users can control Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 using just one hand and without touching the display.

Users can tap the index finger and thumb of their watch hand together twice to quickly and conveniently perform many of the most common actions. Double tap controls the primary button in an app so it can be used to stop a timer, play and pause music, or snooze an alarm. The gesture can be used to answer and end a phone call, and even to take a photo with the Camera Remote on Apple Watch. Double tap will also open the Smart Stack from the watch face, and another double tap will scroll through widgets in the stack.


This new double tap gesture is enabled by the faster Neural Engine in Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, which processes data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and optical heart sensor with a new machine learning algorithm. The algorithm detects the unique signature of tiny wrist movements and changes in blood flow when the index finger and thumb perform a double tap.

watchOS 10.1 will be released to users later this month. Both the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 are now available for purchase.
Apple Watch Series 9 - $389.99 ($9.01 off)
Apple Watch Ultra 2 - $779.99 ($19.01 off)

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Apple Adds Double Tap Support for Apple Watch in watchOS 10.1 Beta 2


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christopher0822!
christopher0822! - October 3, 2023 at 9:19pm
Wonder if previous watches (7,8) will get this feature as well 馃檹馃徑
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Raas al Ghul
Raas al Ghul - October 4, 2023 at 3:11pm
No they don鈥檛 have the hardware for precise pickup of the motion for this
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christopher0822!
christopher0822! - October 4, 2023 at 3:22pm
Guess I鈥檓 stuck doing it the cheap way: https://youtu.be/oDpIhooDyaY?si=sd_aKC1IWNLLfiRE
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