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Topic: watchOS

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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IDC predicts 14M Apple Watch sales in 2016, growing to 31M in 2020

03/17/2016, 04:03 pm

The wearable smartwatch market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future, research firm IDC believes, with the Apple Watch forecast to continue earning the most sales through the year 2020.

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New job listing hints at wider number of clock face options for Apple Watch

02/09/2016, 11:02 am

Future versions of watchOS should incorporate more clock face options, building on the 12 already included, a new Apple job listing discovered by AppleInsider suggests.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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watchOS 2.2 features new quick links for Apple Maps in Glances view

01/12/2016, 11:01 am

The Apple Maps Glance for Apple Watch has been reimagined with watchOS 2.2, providing users with quick links to directions to their home, work, nearby locations, and more.

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The best watchOS 2-compatible apps now available for Apple Watch

09/22/2015, 02:09 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here's a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.

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Apple releases fixed watchOS 2 for Apple Watch with native apps, Time Travel, nightstand mode

09/21/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Monday officially released watchOS 2, following a brief delay caused by the last-minute discovery of a critical bug. The newly released software gives users access to native third-party apps, a new Time Travel function, custom photo watch faces, nightstand mode, and more.

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Bug forces Apple to delay watchOS 2 launch at last minute

09/16/2015, 11:09 am

Originally scheduled to launch to the public today, watchOS 2 will arrive later than intended, due to the discovery of a bug in the software, Apple has confirmed.

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