With a little delay with regard to expected, Apple has released the Update watchOS 2 the operating system of your advanced clock. Engadget has been already a few weeks with the beta and the final version is official, have a analysis of the news in video.
After noticing that some of the functions that we considered basic was not tuned entirely in the first version of watchOS released along with the placing on the market of Apple Watch, we can already say that Apple clock has a final version of truth, that we also achieve two days of autonomy real. Let’s see Apple Watch with watchOS 2 news.
Third-party native applications on the Watch: still waiting to
The most important feature of the new watchOS 2 or at least that more impact should be assumed for the day to day with the Apple smartwatch is that third-party applications are equal in part to the own Apple. They do it in two major aspects:
- The possibility of run on the clock to reduce desperate waiting times practically unfeasible to use third-party applications in watch making. Now we need to see a substantial reduction in execution time.
- The right to use sensors and watch features that up to now only benefited applications from Apple, as Force Touch, speakers or microphone. In this case the applications will gain in utility.
All of this is according to the theory. In reality, for now there is just applications that have been updated to be executed directly on the watch. But more important it will be to see whether, with access to sensors and technologies of the clock, There is a leap in quality and we begin to see third-party applications that really add value to a smartwatch where the best, so far, virtually single Apple puts it.
More information, also of third-party applications, in areas
Another innovation that affects third-party applications are the complications, that is, small pills of information that appear along with the time in different areas of the clock. Until now only could appear here information of own applications and services from Apple, but now the hand opens so that they enter data from third parties.
Here there is an example that we have been tested, such as Lifesum or The Weather Channel, but there will be more. However, the real impact seems to be rather short as with any very counted exception, few will be really applications more beyond sports/health data or time that make sense in “windows” of information that, in the majority of areas, just allow a couple of figures or syllables, or a reduced image.
A more customizable clock
Precisely speaking of spheres and “expensive” clock, are elements that have more improved with this version. We thought it was very strange that one of the simplest but at the same time more powerful face attractive the user, customize how looks the watch when we want to look at the time, It would have limited both with the first version of WatchOS.
Now already We can include photos I have synchronized clock, timelapses of cities or landscapes, or even complete photo albums that will change the watchface with each lighting of the screen image. And as Apple does in every detail, the colors of the options of the current areas updated so there is more choice.
Time Travel, a good idea for the Crown of the watch
Linking with complications, the new 2 WatchOS opens the function called Time Travel. This service has a quite ambitious but nevertheless reflects pretty well what we can do with it in the Apple Watch. Also seems an interesting way to give value to the Crown, quite wasted when we are not setting the clock.
With Time Travel can go forward or backwards in the virtual clock time to see how it would affect some complications such as the weather forecast or the agenda. It may seem anecdotal, but for who carry a complication that you your calendar data is a very direct and quick way to take a look at what’s to comer without entering or in the application of calendar or take the smartphone.
Siri was born to be in the Apple clock
Among the other improvements coming to Apple Watch with the new version of its operating system is expansion of the contacts that you can add to the circle of friends. Now there are more than 12, and we even have two groups.
It is more important for Apple clock Siri update. If when we tested the Apple Watch after the market already seemed essential day to day with the clock (mainly by the well running), the wizard has improved and becomes still more essential as to the well that recognizes what we say to answer voice mail (another new feature we do not understand that it was not in the first version of watchOS) joins the possibility open up certain applications and start them in a concrete way.
An example that perfectly reflects the possibilities of Siri in the Apple Watch and that we loved: ask loudly that we want to start a career and that clock jump directly to that option, something that would take us a couple of more steps, moving in addition by small gadget screen menus.
The sport is no longer Apple exclusivity
Sports-related, the new 2 WatchOS opens everything related with the exercise to third-party applications. And we were not so sure that was going to happen because one of the functions is of Apple clock.
But on the other hand it was logical that existing sport applications excellent and much more complete than the native Apple Watch, Apple let that also they were able to access key data during physical activities as for example is the heart rate sensor. These applications, such as Runtastic, are the main candidates to have a hole in the clock and run directly. In addition, from now the activities that we carry out with those sports third-party applications count Apple Watch daily goals.
Finally, the achievements that we are getting in the application activity of Apple already can be shared with friends, a functionality that was logical and necessary if we are to enhance the motivation. We now hope that the challenges and duels are soon integrated with other users.
More autonomy despite that Apple wants you to charge it every day
Apple has also strengthened security in your Apple Watch with the new update of the operating system. To avoid temptations and robberies, Apple allows now that the user configure the lock activation, that no one who knows our Apple ID more can return to start it.
In terms of overall performance of the clock, the most appreciable in these weeks with the beta and the final version, now is battery. It will always depend on your usage profile, but spend a day and a half is already pretty easy with Apple Watch and quite a few users, not including measuring the sport on a daily basis, you can use for two whole days Apple Watch now.
Despite this significant improvement, the company takes le advantage to the idea with which we quite crushing: the daily recharge of the clock. That has enabled a new way of table clock in which when we put the watch to charge at night, this can be use as alarm clock which the side button is used to turn it off, while the Crown acts as the necessary “five minutes more breast”. That new role, given the uncomfortable thing that seems the charging system by Apple Watch cable, is a dock, but eye, allowing you to place the clock load side way.
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