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Topic: Apple Watch

Apple ships watchOS 5.1.1 update without Apple Watch bricking bug

11/05/2018, 01:11 pm

Apple has unexpectedly shipped an update to watchOS bringing it to version 5.1.1, a release of the wearable operating system that seems to solve a recent issue that bricked some models of Apple Watch.

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How to run HomeKit scenes from your Apple Watch

11/02/2018, 03:11 pm

Any HomeKit and Apple Watch user may be familiar with the struggle that comes with invoking scenes directly from their wrist. Apple's watchOS Home app can be bloated, difficult to navigate, and straight up slow. For this edition of HomeKit Insider, we take a look at a new way to control your home from Apple Watch.

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Apple Watch grabbed lion's share of Sept. quarter smartwatch market with 4.5M sold

11/02/2018, 12:11 pm

In the September quarter, Apple was the main beneficiary of a 67 percent surge in global smartwatch shipments year-over-year, delivering 4.5 million Apple Watches according to research estimates published on Friday.

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Apple Heart Study not used to gain FDA clearance for Apple Watch Series 4 ECG

11/02/2018, 12:11 am

The Apple Heart Study, conducted in partnership with Stanford Medicine, collected heart rate data from more than 400,000 Apple Watch users in its attempt to determine whether wearable devices can effectively detect irregular heart rhythms. Contrary to previous reports, however, the results were not used to gain clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Apple Watch Series 4's ECG feature.

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Apple's wearables revenue up more than 50 percent in Q4

11/01/2018, 05:11 pm

Sales of Apple wearables like AirPods and the Apple Watch grew more than 50 percent year-over-year during the fourth quarter, CEO Tim Cook said in announcing results on Thursday.

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Latest watchOS 5.1 update pulled after bricking some Apple Watch units [u]

10/30/2018, 06:10 pm

It appears Apple has another software issue on its hands with the release of watchOS 5.1, as a small number of Apple Watch owners are reporting the update renders their device useless.

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Apple issues watchOS 5.1 for Apple Watch Series 4 without ECG [u]

10/30/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple on Tuesday pushed out watchOS 5.1, bringing bug fixes, iOS 12.1 compatibility -- but lacking an awaited ECG (electrocardiogram) app for Series 4 Apple Watches, as well as smaller changes for all compatible models.

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Coach releases refreshed lineup of leather Apple Watch bands

10/29/2018, 05:10 pm

Just in time for pairing with the recently released Apple Watch Series 4, Coach on Monday took the wraps off their latest Apple Watch straps, roughly two months after their last band release for the summer. The new bands include a mix of updated styles and colors.

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AirPods, Apple's vertical integration and the future of wearable AR

10/29/2018, 12:10 pm

After the commodity consumer tech industry collectively made a huge, wildly premature series of bets on Virtual Reality headgear, it turned out the most commercially successful new product category in Augmented Reality was an audio device for your ears, rather than a way to superimpose graphics on your vision. Here's what's next for AirPods and why Apple's product development -- and special event introductions -- are so different from others in the industry.

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Apple Watch reportedly assembled by illegal high school labor, Apple investigating

10/29/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is undertaking an in-house investigation into allegations one of the company's manufacturing partners -- Quanta -- has been hiring high school students to build Apple Watches in China.

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Hermes Apple Watch Series 4 review: Apple's luxury wearable impresses

10/25/2018, 11:10 am

The fourth-generation Hermes Apple Watch infuses a legacy of Paris fashion into the best wearable Apple has ever produced, even if the experience isn't what it once was.

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These are the top features of the Nike+ Apple Watch Series 4

10/23/2018, 10:10 am

The Nike+ variant of the Apple Watch Series 4 is packed with amazing technology and features. AppleInsider digs into this special edition model and picks out our top features.

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Apple Watch bands could reveal activity progress with discrete light-up indicators

10/23/2018, 10:10 am

Apple is looking for ways to add more functionality to the Apple Watch, including adding indicators to the band that can advise the wearer how far they are from reaching a fitness goal, as well as the status of other activities, without needing to look at the main display.

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Teen intent to buy iPhone hits record 86 percent, Android wallows at 10 percent

10/22/2018, 11:10 pm

Apple's popularity with U.S. teens has not waned, as new data from Piper Jaffray suggests 82 percent of the demographic owns an iPhone, and even more say they plan to buy one in the near future.

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Hands on with the 40mm women's Hermes Apple Watch Series 4

10/21/2018, 12:10 pm

The Edition and ceramic models of Apple Watch are long gone, but if you're looking for the cream of the crop within the Apple Watch lineup, the Hermes models are here for you. AppleInsider goes hands-on with the feminine-skewing 40mm Apple Watch Series 4.

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Jony Ive 'proud' of Apple Watch, explains design team's late Apple Park move

10/19/2018, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive believes the Apple Watch is more than a timepiece and is "truly proud" of the wearable device, according to a recent interview covering the design team's move into Apple Park, and the responsibility the company has to examine how its products impact the world.

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Apple's Mac and iPad event, murder and the Apple Watch & more on the AppleInsider podcast

10/19/2018, 08:10 am

The AppleInsider Podcast gets into international intrigue, as we talk about murder, Apple Watch, and also, what we think Apple's going to announce at the next event.

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Apple releases USB-C charging cable for Apple Watch

10/19/2018, 06:10 am

As the new iPhone XR comes out, so does a single accessory -- but it's not for the phone. Instead, it's for connecting your Watch to a USB-C port instead of the regular USB-A one.

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Square launches all-in-one portable Terminal with Apple Pay

10/18/2018, 02:10 pm

Square on Thursday unveiled the Terminal, a portable device meant to accept all forms of retail payment, including NFC-based platforms like Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Graphic 7 minute audio of Jamal Khashoggi's murder again linked to journalist's Apple Watch

10/17/2018, 11:10 am

As reports elaborate on details of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing in Turkey, the Apple Watch keeps getting brought up, despite the odds being against it having been used as the recorder. Manipulation of the contentious reports has spread, even involving a previous report by AppleInsider being altered and hosted elsewhere intended to influence social media, and Google search results.

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