Apple Watch companion app details new features


Apple Watch companion app details new features

The Apple Watch iOS app, which was only discovered yesterday, reveals some of the smartwatch’s new features.

Users will be able to customise their Apple Watch faces with digital "monograms," like their initials, according to 9to5Mac. The Apple Watch will reportedly display a small red dot on its watch to let you know you have a notification on your iPhone. Wearers can respond to texts by voice dictation, voice messages, or using a default response. Those using Maps will be able to enable haptic feedback for turn-by-turn directions. There is also an optional extra that can be disabled, which the site is calling a "complication.”

Unsurprisingly, aspects like security and fitness are also highlighted. The iOS Apple Watch companion app will enable users to set passcodes for the wearable. It can be triggered to wipe itself if 10 incorrect passwords are entered in a row. On the health and fitness side, there are features like "stand reminders," which trigger when you’ve been sitting too long, activity progress and heart rate tracking.

The iOS Apple Watch app can be used to Apple Watch app settings, rearrange the Apple Watch home screen, and the ways that the wearable interacts with your iPhone.

The Apple Watch is expected to be released in a couple of months. We expect that more details will creep out ahead of its official release.

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