Even though the Apple Watch isn’t into two months since its release, Apple has rolled out the update for it. This comes in form of Apple watchOS 2. This is a slight revision to Apple watchOS 1 which adds new features, some I think should have been there since day one.
Apple had a limited number of watch faces available on the Apple Watch launch. But with the update, they are bringing two new styles. The first is a time lapse of cities such as London, New York, and Shanghai. These will correlate with the current time you are in and show the image of the city at the same time. The other option is your own personal photo. And you can either select a single photo or have it set to be your watch face or have it rotate through your photo album.
The second feature available with watchOS 2 is time travel. No, this is not what you’re thinking of. It’s simply a feature added to the Watch face that allows you to turn the digital crown forward in time to see meetings, events, appointments, and more.
Night Stand Mode
Number three is night stand mode. On watchOS 1, when you put your Apple Watch on the charger, nothing really displayed on its display. Now the Apple Watch will display a nice night watch face. Also, you can use the digital crown or side button to snooze and turn off your alarms.
Native Running Applications
Number four is native running applications. This feature, I really can’t show you on video. But in summary, you have applications installed on the watch rather than being streamed from your iPhone. Overall, this should make for a much smaller weight times for loading applications.
Replying to Email
Number five is replying to emails right from your Apple Watch. On watchOS 1, you were only able to respond to the text messages from the Apple Watch. With watchOS 2, you can now do the same thing on emails using Voice Dictation.
Number six new feature is adding friends to your friend list from the Apple Watch. I don’t exactly know why this wasn’t a feature before but now it is. So you can basically add friends right on your Apple Watch instead of opening your Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
Lastly with watchOS 2, you can now use multiple colors when doing sketches, which again, why is this coming just now to the Apple Watch? No clue but it’s here now.
There are a few other features and updates to watchOS 2 like taking FaceTime audio calls on your Apple Watch but these are not really huge updates. Actually nothing’s really a huge change on this Apple Watch update. I sort of think this software should have been the launch software but it wasn’t ready at the time.
But I want to hear what your thoughts are so make sure to leave your comments below.