watchOS 2 Final For Apple Watch Released

Uzair Ghani
Posted Sep 21, 2015
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The final build of watchOS 2 for Apple Watch users is now available to download. The new software update is highly recommended for everyone who owns Cupertino’s wearable device.

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The Best Smartwatch OS Gets Even Better

Despite being in the market for well under a year, Apple saw it fit to push out a major software update for the Apple Watch in the form of watchOS 2. The new update is packed with a ton of new features and is highly recommended for everyone to download if you’re in the ownership of Cupertino’s wearable device.

For starters, watchOS 2 brings with it full support for native apps, which means developers can now create even more powerful applications than before that are not reliant on their iPhone counterpart. Furthermore, watchOS 2 finally adds a feature which should’ve been there since day one, FaceTime Audio.

Taking things even further, watchOS 2 brings customizable third-party Complications to the clock face. And speaking of clock faces, there are new ones to be had in watchOS 2, with a photo face and time-lapse one being the order of the day. But sadly enough, there is no support for third-party clock faces just yet. We’re certain they’re coming in the next major update, but don’t expect it to be available in watchOS 2.

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The above screenshot represents the size of watchOS 2 when you’re updating from the GM release.

Apart from the above mentioned changes, there are a bunch of others thrown under the hood that make up for a very hefty update, and we’ll highlight the best ones gradually in the days to come.

For a smartwatch firmware, watchOS 2 is quite hefty in download, hence we recommend that you put your Apple Watch on its charger before going ahead and installing it. The installation process actually takes quite a while so don’t be alarmed whether or not your smartwatch is ‘stuck’ during the entire procedure.

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Also keep in mind that watchOS 2 requires your iPhone to be running iOS 9, so be sure to go ahead and install that before jumping onto the watchOS 2 bandwagon. In fact, iOS 9 is a strict requirement for watchOS 2, and there’s no way you’re progressing if you haven’t installed that onto your device.

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Already installed watchOS 2 GM on your Apple Watch? Then head over to the Watch app and navigate to General > Software Update to grab a small update to push your device to the final public build.

We’ll be back with a complete step-by-step guide on how to download and install watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch, so be sure you’re tuned in for that.

Installed watchOS 2 on your device already? Then be sure to let us know what you think about it.

– Download / Install watchOS 2 Final On Apple Watch – How To

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