Images from the Apple Watch companion app found in iOS 8.2 beta

Images from the Apple Watch companion app found in iOS 8.2 beta
According to a report published on Wednesday, information about the companion app for the Apple Watch was found inside the just released iOS 8.2 beta. Those with Apple's smartwatch will be able to use the app to customize the content that appears on the Apple Watch screen, including the music and photos that are stored on the timepiece. Quick text message replies can be composed on the app, ready to be sent out at a moment's notice. The beta build of iOS 8.2 shows four menus for the Apple Watch's companion app, contacts, health-related applications, messages, and calendar. A fifth category named more covers what is left over.

12 contacts can be viewed on the Friends page. These names will appear on your Apple Watch when you press the side button. Users can call, send messages, or use the Digital Touch to send sketches, taps and heartbeats to contacts wearing an Apple Watch. The Watch will have its own block list that allows you to keep out unwanted people. The Activity section lets the Apple Watch user enable certain fitness and health features. For example, you can receive a notification if you've been sitting for the first 50 minutes of an hour, reminding you to get up and move. You can also receive a notification if you've achieved a personal best with your workouts, or if you have reached certain workout goals.

The Messages page allows you to decide between dictating a text message or sending an audio message. The messaging settings on the Watch can "mirror" what is on your iPhone. Calendar settings can also mirror your iPhone, and you can set a time zone override. Alarms and timers that you've set on your iPhone can be viewed on your Apple Watch and a 1 to 4 letter monogram can be made for certain watch faces. If you have an unread notification, a red dot will be seen at the top of the Apple Watch. Contacts and mail can be read on the Watch exactly as seen on the iPhone, or you can customize them.

There are other choices that Apple Watch users will have related to the stocks application, turn-by-turn directions and more. Check out some of the images found in the iOS 8.2 beta by clicking on the slideshow below. The Apple Watch is expected to be launched in April.


source: AppleInsider

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