Apple is going to release watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch in September, but many people have already tried the operating system and say it’s a winner. Mac Rumors has the news.
“watchOS 3, set to be released this fall, introduces some radical changes to the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch. There are new apps and watch faces, interface tweaks overhaul the way we interact with watchOS, and a new feature for keeping apps running in the background allows for instant launch times.”
The article adds that the “Glances” feature is now gone in watchOS 3, and it has been replaced with a dock that one can reach by pressing the side button. Because the Apple Watch keeps all the programs in the dock up to date, these apps can launch instantly.
There will also be an activity sharing feature that allows Apple Watch users to share workout and activity information with friends. There are new options for wheelchair users as well. The commenters after the article are very excited about the new features.
“All very welcome improvements, especially the addition of the dock,” says JoEw.
“The dock is a vastly better concept because the app is both glance-able AND background refreshed, so it will be more accurate and faster, AND it’s all kept in memory so the apps you keep in the Dock should instantly launch,” states Watabou.