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Beta 2 Watch OS is Out Now

by in News .

The Watch OS 2.0 for Apple Watch, which was first announced at WWDC earlier this month is out now. The new watchOS is available to be registered for developers at the moment who have iOS 9 on their iPhones. Apple announced that it will release the software to the public in fall this year. The Watch OS needs iOS 9 and can easily be downloaded for free via the Watch App on your iPhone. Consumers need to simply visit general and then Software Update.

The Watch OS 2 happens to be the first most anticipated update to the Watch OS software. The new changes bring features to the smartwatch including the ability to use the Digital Crown for functionality beyond just zooming in and out as rotating the crown will let you Time Travel showing various events up to 72 hours into the future or past. Most impressively the Apple Watch will be able to connect to open Wi-Fi networks. This same capability has recently been released on Android Wear. You can also expect a whole bunch of new watch faces to choose from. Additionally to that developers can make use of several different sensors in the smartwatch like the accelerometer, the microphone, and the heart rate monitor. They will have access to the Taptic Engine also. These features experts believe will result in a lot more complex and loaded Apple Watch Apps. Another neat addition that users may find is to do with the watch face, you get to choose between time lapse and photo album. There is a nightstand mode for when you are charging your smartwatch and Time Travel to plan and view any and all upcoming events.

The Communications features allow you to add over 12 people to your friends list and you can even create sketches in different colours. The mail system is treated to an update as well, and with watchOS you can reply to your message by dictating the message to the watch itself. FaceTime audio support is also included along with the mail feature. Some developers complained about sluggish apps with Watch OS hopefully this upgrade changes that.

Source: techradar

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