watchOS 3 hands on: Apple Watch becomes more useful
WWDC 2016 brought a lot of exciting new software updates, and we’re working our way through hands-on demos with all of them. We’ve already covered iOS 10, macOS Sierra and tvOS 10 betas — and now it’s time for watchOS 3.
Apple’s latest operating system for the Apple Watch brings a lot of changes and improvements that fix the user experience. Watch the video below to see the new OS in action.
watchOS 3 brings a slew of new features and upgrades including faster loading apps, a new app dock, Control Center, and more.
There’s also Instant Launch, Breathe, updated Reminder and Find Friends apps, and some new, useful APIs for developers to allow for speaker control, native Digital Crown support and embedded video.
We were also treated to some new watch faces including new digital, chronograph, and analog activity faces; a new numerals face and Minnie Mouse with numerous colored dresses to match your watch band.
Need more WWDC 2016 news?
- Big watchOS 3 features you don’t know about: Apple previewed some new features during it’s WWDC keynote Monday, but here are a bunch we didn’t get to see.
- At WWDC 2016, Apple strengthens bonds between increasingly powerful platforms: With absolutely no new hardware to show off, Apple focused on software — the glue that binds together its increasingly powerful and interconnected platforms — during the Worldwide Developers Conference kick-off event Monday.
- Everything from WWDC 2016 worth getting excited about: Although WWDC is a developer event, Apple’s keynote was chockablock with features for end-users. Here are the features big and small that we’re most excited about.
watchOS 3 arrives this fall as a free upgrade to all Apple Watch users.
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