As expected, Apple today announced an updated version of operating system for the Apple Watch called “watchOS 2.” The operating system update brings in a bunch of new features as well as native app support. Also Read - iPhone 13 series pre-orders starting today: Check price, offers and more
Apple’s Kevin Lynch has demoed a few new features including new watch faces called Photo Album face, and time-lapse face. Complications on the Watch have been improved as well, and developers can make their own complications as well. A new related feature is called Time Travel, which lets users scroll through time using the crown to see the stored complications. Also Read - iPhone SE 256GB variant has been discontinued
Other features include a nightstand mode, which turns your watch into a nice little bedside alarm clock. Users can now add more than 12 friends on the Watch, reply to emails directly from the Watch, as well as have FaceTime audio calls. Also Read - Flipkart Big Billion Days Sale to begin soon: Up to 80 percent discount on electronics
Developers will now be able to access the Watch’s microphone, speaker, sensors and the digital crown for their own apps. This will allow them to create third-party apps that run on the Watch itself rather than being beamed over from the iPhone. The new operating system will be available for developers today, with the final version releasing later this year. It will be compatible with all the Watch variants.