Apple Watch OS3 Update
There is a new version on the app store that finally works with the Apple Watch. Developing for the Apple Watch during the last year has been a very frustrating experience due to Apple’s restrictions. With Watch OS3 Apple finally removed these restrictions. I am very happy to say that Apple Watch is finally usable.
The watch app has been updated. There is not much new functionality, but what was already there now works. The display gets updated really fast (well it still needs a split second, but we can live with that), and HR values are recorded in real time. The most requested feature for the Apple watch app has been to be able to “stop and save” from the watch. This was added, so now after you pause a run you can either resume it or stop and save it. There are still some issues regarding the interval/split notifications but they will be hopefully resolved with the next updates of Watch OS.
Stand alone operation of the Apple Watch app is not yet supported but it will be added hopefully by the end of the year. This will be both with GPS usage for Apple Watch 2 and without for the original AW or treadmills.