Apple-Watch-Midnight-Blue-250x299Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) variation of watchOS 2 to developers, which is the version of watchOS 2 that will be launched to the general public on September 16 along with iOS 9.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General– > Software application Update.

Today’s golden master release follows 5 developer betas of watchOS 2, which were seeded to designers from June 8 to August 6, when the 5th and last beta was launched.

watchOS 2 is the very first major upgrade to watchOS, the software application that operates on the Apple Watch. watchOS 2 introduces a number of new functions designers can utilize to improve their apps, including more effective native apps that work on the watch itself instead of the iPhone. The new software likewise permits developers to access the Taptic Engine and sensing units like the heart rate screen, microphone, and accelerometer.

Thanks to the new devices for developers, Apple Watch apps will be more complex, full-featured, and faster. Other functions in watchOS 2 consist of picture and time-lapse watch faces, third-party Issues, a longer screen activation time, Time Travel, and a Nightstand mode that’s activated when the Apple Watch is charging.

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