The Apple Watch Companion app will control the settings of your iOS timepiece from an iPhone

The Apple Watch Companion app will control the settings of your iOS timepiece from an iPhone
Let's look into a crystal ball. It's March and you just spent the rent money to buy an Apple Watch for each member of your family. You fasten the timepiece to your wrist and right away you want to make a change. The watch is showing military time! And, well, you're so dizzy from the wife yelling at you for spending the rent money and from your kids calling you father of the year that when you see 13:43 on your Apple Watch, you're totally confused.

How do you get into the settings to change your Apple Watch to 12 hour time? Here's how. Apple is going to be offering a companion app for the iPhone that will be available at the same time that the Apple Watch is launched. The app will allow you to control many of the settings of the Apple Watch. Activity settings can be changed. For example, you can enable a feature that will remind you to stand if you've been sitting for the first 50 minutes of an hour. You can also set your Watch to give you a notification when daily goals have been met, or if a personal best has been set in a certain activity. You can even set a one to four letter Monogram to appear on the Apple Watch screen.

The aptly named Apple Watch Companion can allow your Apple Watch to automatically unlock when your iPhone is nearby. And a "subtle" red dot can be set to appear whenever you have a new notification on your paired iPhone. If you are a big time equities trader, the Apple Watch can be programmed to display a stock's last trade, point change, percentage change or market cap.

Apple Watch Companion is the must-have app that will allow you to control your Apple Watch including how it looks and what it will do. It appears that the app will allow you to enable or disable the many features that the watch offers. And using the app is how you change 13:43 into 1:43 pm.

source: 9to5Mac via PocketLint



1. shamrock

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

let the other "stupid" comments come!!

2. Saioofi

Posts: 342; Member since: May 23, 2014

They hate us cuz they ain't us pal

4. Exempt1 unregistered

Cuz, baby, we are fireworks.

11. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Ha, I am glad to see that Saioofi and Exempt1 did not disappoint you. I jest, of course, hehe. My apologies, I could not help myself from making a quip.

3. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

I bought one for $27, have to admit, it sux

5. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I can't wait to have this baby on my wrist already!

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I have a smartwatch on my wrist since 2010... Apple fanboys are 4 years late this time.

6. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Apple watch is going to be the first wearable that's actually worth it!

7. Topspliff

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Um WOW!, I also have a companion app on my Note 4 to talk to my Gear 2 watch, guess what it does everything mentioned in this article!, so is an article about a basic needed app really necessary?

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Head to a Gear 2 article

9. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

WOW! That's innovat... oh, wait... the SonyEricsson LiveView already had it, when it was released in 2010!


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

LMFAO, so you need an app and a host device to change the most basic of settings? LOFL. You can't make this stuff up, people. Oh lord, iOS users, LOL...

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