watchOS 2 | Apple Watch's Latest Software Update
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watchOS 2 | Apple Watch's Latest Software Update

Guide to using the Latest Version of Software for Apple Watch
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Created by Cory Kensinger
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the ins-and-outs of watchOS 2 for Apple Watch
  • Download the latest software release
  • Reply to email directly from Apple Watch
  • Use Time Travel to look ahead at the rest of your day
  • Store multiple credit & debit cards in one place
  • Get detailed Transit Maps to travel across major cities around the world
  • Draw multi color digital sketches
  • Send fun animated emojis
  • Customize Watch Faces
  • Add a personal photo or photo album to a Watch Face
  • Enjoy the latest Time Lapse Watch Face
View Curriculum
  • iPhone 5 or higher
  • Apple Watch
  • Apple Watch cable & charger (to download software)

The first major update for the Apple Watch has launched! And it's fantastic! You can finally download third-party apps that access most of the Apple Watch's sensors. You can reply to email directly from Apple Watch, get detailed transit maps, keep all your credit cards in one place, send multicolor digital sketches, do much more!

  • This update puts more customization at your finger tips!
  • Pick from 9 new colors that match Apple's new watch bands
  • Choose any favorite photo for your Watch Face
  • Set an entire photo album as your Watch Face
  • Get 6 Time Lapse Watch Faces: Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, London, Paris, or Mack Lake
  • Customize with Third-party complications

Upgrade to watchOS 2 for faster loading apps, more fluid navigation, and better ways to stay in touch with the world from your wrist.

This course will show you step-by-step how to download watchOS 2 for Apple Watch. Then from there I jump right into some fun little additions, including some hilarious new animated emojis. Send a kiss-blowing emoji, fist bump, or even raise-the-roof emoji that are sure to get some laughs.

Also learn how third-party apps are about to get MUCH better. Now that iOS Developers can access the Apple Watch's sensors directly, things like sleep tracking are now possible. Using a third-party app called Sleep++ I show you how I track my sleep throughout the week.

Learn how to stay more on top of your day using Apple's latest innovation called "Time Travel". With just a spin of the Digital Crown you can get a look ahead at your next appointment or see if it's going to rain later in the day.

Add third-party complications to your watch face. Use the more intelligent Siri to open apps, glances, ask questions, or do specific tasks. Make FaceTime audio calls. Add multiple Friends circles. There's so much you can do with watchOS 2!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who has an Apple Watch or is thinking about buying an Apple Watch
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Curriculum For This Course
Tour of watchOS 2
13 Lectures 26:12

Welcome to this course! I'm going to give you a quick tour of Apple Watch's first major update, showing you the best new features. Not to mention the coolest new watch faces!

Preview 00:49

In this video I show you step-by-step how I updated my Apple Watch for watchOS 2.

Preview 03:26

There's some new and fun animated emojis I show you in this video. Some are pretty hilarious!

Preview 03:45

One of the most annoying things about watchOS 1.0 was how slow apps loaded. Things are much faster now. Thankfully.

Preview 01:28

Third-party apps can finally use the Apple Watch's hardware. Things like the motion and activity sensors inside of the Apple Watch can be used directly by third-party apps. I show you one cool example in this video with an app I use to track my sleep.

Preview 02:25

The little symbols in the corner of the Apple Watch aren't just limited by Apple's own apps anymore. Third-party apps can have their apps represented in the form of complications now.

Third-Party App Complications

Pick from several colors in the digital sketch colors palette and send off a quick drawing to your friend using multiple colors.

Multicolor digital sketching

Straight from the watch face you can spin the digital crown to check your next calendar event, temperature/weather changes throughout the day, and have a quick overview of the changes overall - past or future - taking place throughout your day.

Time Travel

You can now reply to email directly from an Apple Watch. You have the option to use auto responses, send an emoji, or use Siri to voice dictate an email.

Reply to email

In the new Apple Music app for Apple Watch, you can quickly start listening to music, change the source of your music, or even listen to the 24/7 Beats 2 Radio Station.

New Apple Music App functions

Need a quick look at a Transit Line in your major city? Apple Maps in watchOS 2 provides that! You can easily switch between standard maps or the detailed color maps showing you transit lines across the city.

Detailed transit maps

Add multiple credit/debit cards, store boarding passes and movie tickets, or even store that rewards credit card you have so you can get points on your next purchase. Store them all on the Wallet app for Apple Watch.

Wallet App (replaces Passbook) Add more credit cards

Siri does a lot more in this release. She can open up any app for you. Get you quick info. Or even start a workout for you.

Siri is more intelligent
New Watch Faces!
7 Lectures 14:01

Welcome to the second section of this course where will cover the new watch faces as well as new color options for the Apple Watch.

Introducing watchOS 2 Watch Faces

Multicolor is my favorite option for the Modular Watch Face. Each complication gets its own individual color that makes it much easier to quickly glance at on-the-go. And it looks great!

Multicolor Watch Face

There's 9 new colors available for the Modular Watch Face. I go through each one in this video.

More colors to choose from!

Choose any photo from your favorites and customize its cropping to make it your new Apple Watch Face!

Photo Watch Face

With this watch face anytime you lift your wrist a new photo will fade in behind the time. It takes all your photos stored in your favorites album on your iPhone and shows you a randomized selection out of your album each time you raise your wrist.

Photo Album Watch Face

Animate your Watch Face with Apple's Time Lapse Watch faces. Choose from 6 specific locations: Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris, Mack Lake or even Shanghai

Time Lapse Watch Faces!

With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, you can now take Live Photos. Pictures that have a second and a half of additional picture frames to make your photos look like they're moving. They add a fresh vitality to your photo collection and now you can turn them into an Apple Watch Face!

NEW! Live Photos Watch Face
Watch Wrap-up
1 Lecture 01:08

This is a video to say thank you for watching. I hope it was informative! If you have any questions, please use the discussion board within this course. Thank you again!

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Cory Kensinger
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