That same watch can now do more.
You can now answer emails from your Apple Watch in the same way you’re used to replying to texts – through voice dictation or brief pre-written replies, including “Can I call you later?”, “Got it, thanks” and “Let me take a look…”. One of the most important aspects of this update is speed around loading apps, and in my experience it’s been a mixed bag. He said that the watch’s hardware remains unchanged and has made some small and useful improvements. Even 15 minutes will help.
How to update Apple Watch – Updating to the watchOS 2 software will be done via a compatible iPhone, although you need to make sure that iPhone has iOS 9 or later installed. Users can also use the native third party apps supplied by Apple that does not require the use of phones. The malicious software isn’t believed to affect the watch’s functionality, though it could collect data on the tethered iPhone and send them to remote servers, according to security experts.
Apple fans are in an updating frenzy with the release of the new iOS 9, an operating system for devices from as far back as the iPhone 4s and the iPad 2.
Thanks to the update, your Watch will now stay awake for a full 70 seconds, compared to its previous time of 15 seconds. The LG Watch Urbane – the only smartwatch that was officially supported at launch – starts at $350, so at the moment there may be little or no savings compared to an Apple Watch Sport. You need to download a blocker app then enable it in Settings Safari Content blockers. Alternately, you can just swipe left and right to move through your photos on your Apple Watch to choose the one you want for your watch face. The process is much more streamlined now, allowing you to do this directly on your watch.
The upgraded version offers access to native third party apps, a new Time Travel function, custom photo watch faces, nightstand mode and more.
An interesting feature of time-lapse is the video will start with the sun at the same point in the sky as the user’s current location. Every time you raise your wrist to see the time, a different image from your Favorites album will appear. It’s cheaper than a flight.
The Apple Watch will also be available in Austria and Denmark, bringing the total number of countries that the wearable is available in to 25.
Fortunately, watchOS 2 addressed many of my wish list items line-by-line. Other than that, applications will be able to use features like accelerometer, taptic engine, the digital crown, heart rate sensor, microphone, and speaker. Apple News replaces the Newsstand app, allowing creation of a personalised “magazine” using content from news and lifestyle magazines. Just how beneficial these are really will be up to the app developers.