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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8 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It will be an iPhone independent device.

6. waddup121 unregistered

woooooo!

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Number 5 came from the Moto 360.

5. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

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

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

3. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

8. NexusX

Posts: 613; Member since: May 16, 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)

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Poor consumers :c

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