Apple unveiled watchOS 2 – a new operating system update for Apple Watch – at WWDC 2015. With watchOS 2, we got some much needed and wanted features that we’ve been asking for when the Apple Watch was initially released.

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Here are some of the new watchOS 2 features for Apple Watch demoed in our video:

  • New Watch Faces – single photo face, photo album face, and time-lapse face.
  • Third-Party Complications – app developers can now make complications and show information from the app (ex. show flight time, charge level of electric car, show sports scores, and more).
  • Time Travel – rotate digital crown and time will go forward or backward to show things that are coming up such as Calendar events and more.
  • Nightstand Mode – plug in the Apple Watch to charger and it’ll display a new nightstand mode.
  • Add Friends – ability to add contacts to Friends from Apple Watch.
  • Friends groups – ability to group a set of friends together.
  • Digital Touch improvements – multiple color drawings.
  • Reply to email using Apple Watch.
  • Third-party apps will now run natively on Apple Watch.
  • Siri Improvements –  control things in your home (HomeKit), and show Glances all using Siri
  • Watch video on Apple Watch.
  • FaceTime Audio
  • Apple Pay improvements
  • Activation Lock
  • Maps Improvement


For a full overview and walkthrough of watchOS 2, check out our video embedded below:

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The new watchOS 2 beta update for Apple Watch is currently available to download and install for the registered members of Apple Developer Program. The final end-user version is set for release this fall. We’ll obviously keep you all updated on any new features we come across throughout the beta cycle of watchOS 2 which runs till September 2015.

If you missed on our iOS 9 features video, you can watch it here: iOS 9 Beta Features: Hands-On Video Walkthrough.

So what do you guys think about watchOS 2? Is there any feature you think Apple should have added?

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