Apple Watch

News: First GymKit-compatible equipment goes online in Australia

A Fitness First gym in Australia is the first to feature GymKit-compatible equipment, 9 News reports. In a demonstration of the new capabilities, reporters saw users tap their Apple Watches to a treadmill to send data back and forth automatically, with the watch pre-loading all of the user’s vital stats and the treadmill sending calories burned and incline information back to the watch during the workout. There’s no word on when the specialized…

LTE Apple Watches may be able to make emergency calls without linked iPhone plan

Although cellular versions of the Apple Watch Series 3 nominally need to be linked to an iPhone number to make calls, they may be able to dial emergency services even if their phone/data service isn't activated.

Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

GymKit for Apple Watch makes global debut in Australia

Apple's director of Fitness and Health technologies, Jay Blahnik, was on hand in Sydney this week to showcase the first gym equipped for GymKit, a technology introduced alongside watchOS 4.1.

Coach ships four new Apple Watch bands for men & women

Luxury brand Coach has released several new Apple Watch bands for the fall season, looking to draw in fans of Apple's wrist-worn computer as a fashion item.

Apple Watch gets special Veterans Day activity challenge

Apple on Friday announced a new activity challenge for Apple Watch owners, meant to commemorate Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Studded 'Medor' Hermes bands coming to Apple Watch on Nov. 14

Apple and luxury brand Hermes are preparing to ship two new Apple Watch bands, both under the "Medor" name.

News: Apple Watch bug causing restarts when Siri’s asked about the weather

Questions to Siri about the weather have been causing many Apple Watches running watchOS 4.1 to restart according to multiple MacRumors readers and Reddit posters. The issue affected both LTE and GPS-only Apple Watch Series 3 devices and older models as well, but not all users have been affected, and in fact we haven’t encountered or been able to reproduce the issue here. The weather app itself appears to be working well, and questions about…

Apple says wearables up 75 percent year-over-year in Q4, Watch up 50 percent vs. Q3

Apple's wearables business -- including Apple Watch, AirPods, and Beats products -- was up 75 percent year-over-year during the September quarter, helping to make it the size of a Fortune 400 company, CEO Tim Cook said during Thursday's results call.

News: Apple releases iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS 11.1

Apple has released iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, and tvOS 11.1, featuring some notable improvements. The new version of iOS brings back the 3D Touch gesture for multitasking, much more fluid scroll-to-top animations and more than 70 new emoji options. The new watchOS gets an improved Music app with full iCloud Music Library access and support for Apple Music and Apple Radio streaming on the Series 3, taking the next step toward making the Apple Watch less…

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