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The first Apple Watch software update is here


Apple Watch
It's time for an Apple Watch software update
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Apple Watch has barely been available to the public for a month now but Apple is already sending out its first software update this morning that includes new emojis as well as fixes for Siri, measuring stand activity, and third party apps.


The Watch OS 1.0.1 update is now available to all Apple Watch users via the Apple Watch companion app for iPhone. To install the update, go to General >> Software Update within the app. Apple Watch wearers will need to plug connect their device to its charger with 50% battery before the update can be installed.

The update contains numerous bug fixes, as well as improved performance for the following features:

  • 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

Along with the various fixes, Apple has also added additional language support for Brazillian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Thai, and Turkish.

Too bad it doesn’t also fix shipping times…


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