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Topic: watchOS

Apple Watch still holds top smartwatch sales spot, even with short Series 2 availability

10/24/2016, 10:10 am

In a smartwatch market challenged by low demand and new product release timing, Apple continues to hold the top spot for quarterly sales in the segment, despite not shipping the Series 1 and 2 until the last two weeks of the reporting period.

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Apple issues third developer beta of watchOS 3.1 for Apple Watch

10/12/2016, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday provided registered developers with a third pre-release beta of watchOS 3.1 for Apple Watch, as testers say the forthcoming update seems to improve battery life.

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Apple's health hires geared towards sharing, interpreting data, including new Watch apps

09/26/2016, 09:09 am

Apple's continued hiring of health experts -- and its takeover of Gliimpse -- are all geared toward building better electronic health records, and turning that data into advice for both doctors and device owners, a report indicated on Monday.

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Pokemon Go announced for Apple Watch

09/07/2016, 01:09 pm

The popular Pokemon Go gaming craze will come to the wearable Apple Watch, it was announced at Apple's iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event on Wednesday.

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Apple issues sixth betas of iOS 10, watchOS 3 macOS Sierra & tvOS 10, new public iOS 10 beta

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Apple on Monday released a sixth developer beta of iOS 10, plus a fifth public beta, both coming less than week after the last update as the company prepares for an official launch likely to happen next month. Also released were equivalent betas of watchOS 3, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra.

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Apple releases finished iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2 & watchOS 2.2.2 updates

07/18/2016, 01:07 pm

Apple on Monday issued the completed versions of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2, and watchOS 2.2.2 to the public, making various maintenance updates to each platform.

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Why Apple's Transit Maps are rolling out so slowly

07/07/2016, 02:07 pm

A year ago, Apple launched Transit directions in iOS 9 Maps, but so far there's only a limited number of cities worldwide that support the new feature. Here's why.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch app in iOS 10 lets you browse & customize watch faces

06/30/2016, 10:06 am

One key new feature in watchOS 3 comes in tandem with iOS 10, allowing users to view, add and edit watch faces to their liking with more screen real estate, via the Apple Watch app on an iPhone.

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Video: See the Apple Watch's new side button app dock in watchOS 3

06/29/2016, 12:06 pm

Launching and switching between Apple Watch apps will become easier than ever with watchOS 3, thanks to the new app dock accessed via the side button. AppleInsider offers a closer look at how the new Apple Watch app dock will work.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets new apps for Reminders, Home, Find My Friends & heart rate

06/24/2016, 03:06 pm

The number of default Apple Watch apps will grow with the upcoming release of watchOS 3, gaining Reminders, Home, Find My Friends, as well as a separate heart rate app, and also adding watch face complications for each.

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Inside APFS: new Apple File System detailed at WWDC to replace HFS+ in 2017

06/23/2016, 07:06 pm

The new Apple File System announced at WWDC highlights how the company is planning for the future. Here's a look under the hood at what the company will use to replace HFS+ on Macs, iOS, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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Inside watchOS 3: Customize your Apple Watch display on a workout-by-workout basis

06/21/2016, 09:06 am

With the upcoming watchOS 3 update, tracked workouts with Apple Watch will not only display more information in the midst of an exercise, but the type of information shown can be completely customized by the user.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch adds new iOS-style swipe-up Control Center

06/20/2016, 12:06 pm

With watchOS 3, Glances are no more. Swiping up from watch faces now brings up a Control Center with quick access to commonly used settings, borrowing a design convention from Apple's iOS.

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Inside watchOS 3: New 'Breathe' app for Apple Watch reminds you to relax, focus

06/18/2016, 01:06 pm

In addition to reminding you to stand and walk throughout the day, watchOS 3 will also prompt Apple Watch users to take a minute to relax, focus and meditate with a new app dubbed "Breathe."

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Inside watchOS 3: Send text messages from Apple Watch by drawing one letter at a time

06/16/2016, 03:06 pm

In addition to voice dictation, users can compose text messages via the Apple Watch with their own handwriting, thanks to the newly released watchOS 3.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets improved glance-ability with new complications, watch faces

06/15/2016, 01:06 pm

In refining the Apple Watch experience with watchOS 3, Apple is focused on making information and functionality as quickly accessible as possible. It accomplishes that in a number of key ways, including a variety of new watch faces and complications.

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Inside watchOS 3: Apple Watch gets more familiar with dedicated dock button

06/14/2016, 02:06 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 3 brought about fundamental changes to the way the Apple Watch hardware and software interact with each other, including a rare admission by Apple that a number of key concepts introduced with its wearable device missed the mark.

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Apple's watchOS 3 for Apple Watch focuses on speed, instant information

06/13/2016, 01:06 pm

User complaints about slowness on Apple Watch have not gone unheard, as Apple is planning major improvements to speed and responsiveness with watchOS 3, including background loading of data, a quick-access Control Center, and dynamic new uses for the side button.

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WWDC 2016 rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple's June 13 keynote

06/01/2016, 02:06 pm

Members of the press were invited on Wednesday to an Apple keynote that will kick off its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to take place on June 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern in San Francisco. Here's what you can expect.

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Anticipating WWDC 2016: what's ahead for Apple Watch 2 and watchOS 3

05/20/2016, 03:05 pm

Barely a year old, Apple Watch has already seen two major releases of watchOS--a remarkably rapid pace of platform development, even for Apple. Here's a look at what we can expect to hear about watchOS 3 at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference.

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