Apple’s New WatchOS is Stunningly Fast, and Wise

June 15, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Kevin Lynch, the head of Apple’s watchOS department, has been busy at Apple WWDC briefing the new improvements in watchOS 3 for Apple’s beloved smartwatch.

Interestingly, there seems to be many useful improvements loaded in the third iteration of the smartwatch operating system, most of which can finally resolve the long-unaddressed user grievances.

Apple has made sure that key attention is paid to one of the mostly heard complaint; sluggish performance. Instant launching of apps will now be facilitated by means of tweaks in RAM performance.

17197-14440-capture4-lPrimary apps will be allowed to be kept in the background, and background updates from now on will pre-cache the data. Comparative results show that some of the apps loaded seven times faster in watchOS 3 than in the previous watchOS.

With the layout, a new dock has now been introduced from where users can quickly access apps. It can be triggered by using the side button. Users will also be shown the preview of the apps while scrolling through this dock.

A new Control Center, similar to that of iOS, has now been introduced in watchOS 3, and it can be accessed by using swipe-up gestures. It will provide access to quick settings and links. There is also another new feature called Scribble through which users can input texts via handwriting in their Apple Watch. Quick responses are also now made available for users to quickly respond to text messages.

As with watch faces, there will be a series of new customizable watch faces introduced. Apple is also planning to introduce new apps in watchOS 3. One among the batch is an app called Breath, which can provide easy suggestions for relaxing the heart rates of the users once it finds the user’s heart rates to be high.

The new OS for Apple Watch will be made available for users during this fall. Apple has started rolling out watchOS 3 to the developers.

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