Although the Apple Watch is just a couple of months old, Apple didn’t waste any time and decided to launch a new OS for the wearable device. The Cupertino based company just rolled out the watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch.
The watchOS 2 is the device’s biggest software update to date. The new operating system will allow more personalization, more third-party app support and a generous number of tweaks that would make your smartwatch more reliable than ever. More watch faces and a new, updated Siri are just a few of the key features of the new operating system that would turn your wearable into a better device.
WatchOS 2 will deliver six new watch faces, all of famous locations such as New York City and London landmarks. But that is not all, these six new faces are all time-lapses, which allows you to look at the beautiful scenery from sunrise to sundown. The new operating system also allows its user to set up his personal photos as wallpapers, including gif animations.
The new Apple Watch upgrade will allow you to connect it to more third-party apps. Notifications such as your scheduled meetings or your workout activity will now appear directly on your watch face. You can now also use the smartwatch to find your other smart home devices.
There is a Time Travel feauture to the new watchOS 2. Hold your horses though, because the feature will not send you to the future. Instead, the application will help you stay organized. You can use the watch to check your calendar or find out what were your activities a day before. It’s easier than ever.
The famous digital assitant – Siri – was also tweaked a bit for watchOS 2. You can now ask Siri to search for wordsi n the dictionary, calculate the price of your dinner or give you public transportation directions.
The Apple Pay payment method was already very well integrated in the first version of the operating system, but with watchOS 2 Apple have took things even further. Discover cards can now be used with Apple Pay.
The brand new nightstand mode will turn your valuable wearable into an alarm clock. Once you plug in the Apple Watch and leave it on your table, the display turns into a digital clock.
The watchOS 2 makes the Apple Watch device far richer and more secure than ever before. Apple even implemented a function where you can lock your smartwatch from your iPhone, just to make sure that no one will have access to your personal data.
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