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Apple announced watchOS 2, see all the upcoming new features for the Apple Watch here

Apple announced watchOS 2, see all the upcoming new features for the Apple Watch here

Apple Watch is still a relatively new gadget, but the watchOS has been in the making for quite a while. Even though the Apple wearable is quite impressive when compared to the competition, it's still a first-gen product, not to mention smartwatches are still a relatively new category of tech, so it didn't hit all the marks and there is room for improvement. So, naturally, after Apple talked about iOS 9 at the WWDC, it also announced that a new watchOS 2 is on the way.

The update should bring smoother performance, some more nifty user-oriented features, and more useful apps, as it will give developers more access to the wearable's hardware. watchOS 2 developer edition will be available today, while the consumer version will hit all Apple Watches this Fall. If you are interested in how the Apple timepiece is about to improve this year, whether because you own one, or out of general interest, check the slideshow below for a full set of the upcoming features.

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posted on 08 Jun 2015, 15:41 2

1. cnour (Posts: 1206; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


It will be an iPhone independent device.

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 17:19

6. waddup121 (unregistered)


woooooo!

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 15:41 2

2. sgodsell (Posts: 4437; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Number 5 came from the Moto 360.

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 16:34 4

5. NexusPhan (Posts: 630; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


And the rest of them, except for 11 and 14, came from Android Wear.

posted on 09 Jun 2015, 01:42 1

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6414; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I was thinking the same thing when i saw pic 5. LOL!

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 15:44

3. PhoneCritic (Posts: 714; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Nice additions as these features are on other competing smartwatches already not ground breaking announcements but good for those who invested in a Apple watch and found its limitations put a damper on things a bit.

posted on 09 Jun 2015, 08:37

8. NexusX (Posts: 556; Member since: 16 May 2013)


native apps are apps that run independently from the smartphone. example, a streaming app that works using the watch's wifi without a smartphone. none of the android wear watches has support for native apps. support for native apps is a huge deal. i don't know what you are smoking but apple watch is in many ways ahead of android wear. speaker, nfc, wifi support, ecosystem, design(subjective)

posted on 08 Jun 2015, 15:50

4. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Poor consumers :c

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