watchos is the operating system of Apple Watch , developed by Apple Inc . It is based on the iOS operating system and shares many of its features. The operating system was launched on, The same day as the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is currently the only device to operate under watchOS . Its API is called WatchKit .

At the WWDC 2015 , watchOS 2 was briefly presented for the first time. This new version of the operating system includes many new features, mainly the possibility of launching native applications. Its release was scheduled for September 16, 2015, but was delayed due to a longer than expected bug fix. WatchOS 2 is finally released on.

During the WWDC 2016 , Tim Cook introduced a new version of watchOS: watchOS 3 1 , faster and more fluid.


The design is different from iOS 10 , it is based on round icons, with dynamic and fluid transitions. The system allows you to complete the Apple Plans application , that is to say that you can view the desired route directly on the Apple Watch, respond with predefined answers to the messages received on the iPhone which must Previously connected to the watch. You can also read emails, listen to music, phone, use Passbook coupons and loyalty cards, manage your calendar, there is a remote control for the iPhone camera, you can watch the weather, Purse, create alarms, watch photos on the iPhone,

The system allows to display the time in a customizable way, one can display a very complete watch or another one very simple. There are choices of dials very different and varied. The system also allows music to be launched from iTunes on a computer, with the Remote application, and to follow its daily activity with the Activity application and the Training application that is available on the iPhone 2 . This system is compatible with the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus and the connection of the watch is done through Bluetooth . The interactions are made thanks to the digital crown present on the Apple Watch. The Apple Pay function is also available because the NFC is present in the Apple Watch.

Version history

WatchOS 1.0 was released on April 24, 2015.

WatchOS 2.0 came out on September 21, 2015. It includes new dials , a wake-up mode and the Activation Lock feature , allowing remote lock of Apple Watch using the associated iPhone.

Among other changes, this version brings a new breathing application, a new control center, new dials and a “dock” of favorite applications 3 .

Notes and references

  1. ↑ ( in ) ” Apple Watch – watchos preview [ archive ] on Apple (accessed 16 June 2016 )
  2. ↑  [ archive ]
  3. ↑ ( in ) ” watchos 3: Major Update Now Available [ archive ] , on (accessed 25 October 2016 )

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