News: Apple Releases Watch OS 1.0.1

by on May 19, 2015

Available through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, this first update offers a few updates for those who actually managed to get one on their wrists. Apple lists the changes as the cryptic, but standing performance improvements and bug fixes. Furthermore, to install the update, you must have the Watch in range of the host iPhone, be on its charger, and charged to at least 50%.

Specific changes include:

Improved performance for:

  • Siri
  • Measuring stand activity
  • Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts
  • Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts
  • Accessibility
  • Third Party apps

Display support for new Emoji characters

Additional language support for:

  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Swedish
  • Russian
  • Thai
  • Turkish

I didn’t bring my charger to work, so this will have to wait, but good to know for future updates.

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