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Apple Seeds First watchOS 2.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first version of an upcoming watchOS 2.2 update to developers, just over a month after releasing the first major update (watchOS 2.1) to watchOS 2, the operating system that runs on the Apple Watch.

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The 2.2 beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on an iPhone running the iOS 9.3 beta by going to General --> Software update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the Apple Watch charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone.

It is not yet clear what is included in watchOS 2.2, but it's likely to include bug fixes and performance improvements for issues discovered since the release of watchOS 2.1. It may also include new features to enhance the performance of the Apple Watch.

The first major update to watchOS 2, watchOS 2.1, included a range of bug fixes to address problems with Calendar, Power Reserve mode, third-party apps, and more. It also included support for several new languages.

What's new in watchOS 2.2:

Apple Watch - With watchOS 2.2 and iOS 9.3, the iPhone is able to pair with more than one Apple Watch. Both updates are required, with each watch running watchOS 2.2 and the iPhone running iOS 9.3.

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7 months ago
I want one watch, multiple phones (personal and Work).
Rating: 8 Votes
7 months ago
Nice! Now I can pair up my 8 :apple: Edition Watches without having to waste money on 7 additional iPhones.
Rating: 4 Votes
7 months ago

My question is why would someone truly have the need to pair more than 1 watch to an iphone? How many people really have more than 1 Apple Watch?


Because women have several colors of everything they own lol. I was going to get my wife a Rose Gold sport for Christmas in addition to the Space Gray she already has so she can wear it depending on her outfit/jewelry choice but it would be a nightmare syncing them back and forth.
Rating: 3 Votes
7 months ago
Even though I only have one watch, I'm kind of pleased by the option. May give a second thought now to buying the Space Black stainless steel model at some point to go along with my silver stainless.
Rating: 2 Votes
7 months ago
I want my watch to alert me when I leave my phone behind!!! How long is it gonna take???
Rating: 2 Votes
7 months ago
Apparently watchOS 2.2 and iOS 9.3 allow you to pair to multiple watches in the Watch app
Rating: 1 Votes
7 months ago
maybe the second watch for pairing isn't a watch, but a sports band that you can wear when you workout. Nike pulled out of the sports band market back in '14 and could potentially be working on a project with Apple. Shot in the dark, but I hate when I don't get workout credit when I can't wear my watch to play basketball or any other contact sport. This would complete the circle(s) so to speak. Also would prob knock Under Armor on its ass with their new "Healthbox" campaign.

http://www.cnet.com/news/is-nike-fuelband-out-of-gas-already/
Rating: 1 Votes
7 months ago

I haven't checked that yet. Will be interesting to watch it and see.

Update: Yes they all stay synced

Great. Thanks for testing and sharing
Rating: 1 Votes
7 months ago

I guessed this was coming with a new watch on the way. This tells me I will look at the stainless watch next go around with a metal band and keep my sport watch for running and cycling activities. It does well enough with those things that I can have two watches. No big return to be had on a version 1 watch anyhow once the new version arrives.


Lets hope the activity info sync is flawless with 2 apple watches
Rating: 1 Votes
7 months ago
Can't wait. I think we're overdue for some bug fixes.
Rating: 1 Votes

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