Apple Watch

Apple Offers New Activity Challenge on Apple Watch for Veterans Day

Apple is planning to offer a special activity challenge on Veterans Day, which is set to take place on Sunday, November 11. Apple Watch owners who do a workout of 11 minutes or more can earn a special Veterans Day-themed badge that will show up in the Activity app along with a matching sticker to …

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Spotify is Coming to Apple Watch With Beta App Available Now

Spotify is officially coming to Apple Watch, as the streaming music service today delighted users with an early beta version of the watchOS app through TestFlight. There is no timeframe for a public release yet. A few Reddit users participating in Spotify’s public beta testing program have shared screenshots of the app’s icon, playback controls, …

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Apple Watch Series 4's ECG Feature Will Work Internationally When Set to U.S. Region

Apple revealed the Apple Watch Series 4 during an event in September, highlighting a new electrocardiogram (ECG) app that will be coming to users in the United States through a watchOS software update later in the year. Regulatory clearance is required for the ECG feature, and because of this it will be limited to the …

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of watchOS 5.1 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.1 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the first watchOS 5.1 beta and a little over two weeks after releasing the new watchOS 5 operating system. Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can …

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Apple Watch Series 4 Models Have Nearly 20% Less Battery Capacity Despite Same 'Up to 18 Hours' Battery Life

Earlier this week, iFixit completed a teardown of an Apple Watch Series 4 that said the 44mm model has roughly four percent more battery capacity, but that was compared to a 38mm-sized Apple Watch Series 3 model. An eagle-eyed MacRumors reader has since pointed us towards Apple’s Product Information Sheet, which contains battery capacities measured …

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How to Force-Quit Misbehaving Apple Watch Apps

Apple Watch apps rarely misbehave, but if one becomes non-responsive or fails to refresh data, sometimes force-quitting the app and relaunching it can solve the issue. Fortunately, it’s a simple procedure. The following steps show you how it’s done on Apple Watch models running watchOS 4 or watchOS 5. Open the misbehaving app on your …

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Apple Launches watchOS 5 With Walkie-Talkie, Apple Podcasts, Siri Shortcuts, New Watch Faces, Raise to Speak and More

Apple today released watchOS 5, the newest version of the operating system designed to run on the Apple Watch. Today’s software update follows several months of beta testing, with Apple having seeded 10 betas and a GM. watchOS 5 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going …

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Kuo: Apple Watch Series 4 Pre-Orders Above Expectations, iPhone XS Seeing Lackluster Demand

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a research note today, obtained by MacRumors, outlining his opinions about first-weekend pre-orders for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4. Kuo says Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders have been “better than expected,” as a result of new innovative functions, such as electrocardiogram support. He …

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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 Pre-Orders Now Preparing to Ship

The first iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 orders placed on the online Apple Store have shifted to “Preparing to Ship” ahead of an expected Friday, September 21 delivery date. Many orders in the United States, Australia, the UK, and and other countries have changed status and should be shipping out …

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When You Can Pre-Order iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4 in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 will kick off on Friday, September 14 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase one of Apple’s newly announced devices. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we’ve created a list …

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Here's Every Apple Watch Series 4 Collection Going Up for Pre-Order on September 14

The debut of new Apple Watch models every year brings an assortment of non-customizable collections, which bundle in one case finish (Stainless Steel or Aluminum) with one band. If you’re interested in the new Apple Watch Series 4, you’ll have to purchase one of these collections in order to get the advantages of the Series …

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Apple Watch Series 4 Nike+ Models Have Slightly Later October 5 Launch Date

The Apple Watch Series 4 officially launches on Friday, September 21 in the first wave of countries, but like last year, customers interested in Nike+ models will have to wait a couple of weeks longer. In fine print, Apple announced that new Series 4 models of Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in limited quantities …

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Everything Apple Announced at Today's 'Gather Round' Event in 6 Minutes

Apple today held its annual iPhone-centric event, and this year’s keynote saw the debut of impressive new iPhone and Apple Watch models. It took Apple two hours to introduce the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4 models, but we’ve recapped the entire event in just six minutes for our …

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Electrocardiogram Functionality in New Apple Watch Series 4 Models Limited to US, Coming Later This Year

Apple Watch Series 4 models include an electrical heart rate sensor that’s designed to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) using an ECG app, the built-in sensor, and the electrodes included in the Digital Crown, but the ECG functionality won’t be coming until later this year. According to Apple’s Apple Watch Series 4 website, the ECG app …

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