watchOS 3 hands on: Apple Watch becomes more useful

Ste Smith

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.

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watchOS 3 arrives this fall as a free upgrade to all Apple Watch users.

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