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.
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?
You may also like to check out:
- watchOS 2 Announced: Features And Everything You Need To Know
- Download watchOS 2 Beta 1 For Apple Watch