WatchUSeek Watch Forums banner

21 - 39 of 39 Posts

·
HAQ and AW moderator
Joined
·
7,364 Posts
Discussion Starter #21
Yeah, maybe. I'd expect it to be released around the September iPhone event (which could include the next AW).
I assume AW is announced with 7s 7s plus and 8. Presumably the OS downloads correspond to the time the phones and watches appear in stores?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,174 Posts
I assume AW is announced with 7s 7s plus and 8. Presumably the OS downloads correspond to the time the phones and watches appear in stores?
Usually, yeah. When the betas stop updating for a couple weeks, people figure that Apple's settling down and gearing up for a GM release.
 

·
HAQ and AW moderator
Joined
·
7,364 Posts
Discussion Starter #23
Once a week update seems usual. I would think the announcement is the week of labor day and store sales a week later (maybe not for the 8).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,174 Posts
I wouldn't expect anything the week of Labor Day, as it's pretty close, and I haven't seen any news of press invites for the iPhone event yet. The usual suspects will post up the date once it becomes official.

I check here once a day (-ish) for the latest:
MacSurfer's Headline News™
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,174 Posts
Aren't those invites and teasers appearing about a week before the official dog and pony show?
No, because they understand that people have to buy plane tickets.

They usually go out about 3-4 weeks ahead of time.

[edit] Apple doesn't do much in the way of "teasers", either. All anyone will see is a simple invitation card, with a date, a short phrase, and a colorful picture.

I know I've covered this before, but they know that (1) revealing a product ahead of time can give counterfeiters a head start on making knockoffs, and (2) the "Wow!" of the event itself would disappear. Leaks of the original iPod Shuffle and the iPhone 4 were not taken lightly at all.

Any leaks that you see now are entirely unauthorized and NOT orchestrated by Apple.
 

·
HAQ and AW moderator
Joined
·
7,364 Posts
Discussion Starter #29
WatchOS 4 brings a ton of new features, including GymKit
The Apple Heart Rate sensor has been at the core of the Apple Watch since launch
1. Enhancements to the heart rate app
2. New data in the heart rate app
resting and recovery heart rates are now shown
Second thing is: Apple Watch will notify you when it notices an
elevated heart rate and you don't appear to be active
Third: Heart Rhythm, Apple Watch will detect irregular heart rhythm, arrhytmia
Irregular heart rate is a common cause of stroke and Apple Watch can help
Announcing Apple Heart Study
It will use data from Apple Watch and it will analyze arrhythmia
The first phase of the Apple Heart Study will be available on the App
Store later this year
September 19th, Apple
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,837 Posts
WatchOS 4 brings a ton of new features, including GymKit
The Apple Heart Rate sensor has been at the core of the Apple Watch since launch
1. Enhancements to the heart rate app
2. New data in the heart rate app
resting and recovery heart rates are now shown
Second thing is: Apple Watch will notify you when it notices an
elevated heart rate and you don't appear to be active
Third: Heart Rhythm, Apple Watch will detect irregular heart rhythm, arrhytmia
Irregular heart rate is a common cause of stroke and Apple Watch can help
Announcing Apple Heart Study
It will use data from Apple Watch and it will analyze arrhythmia
The first phase of the Apple Heart Study will be available on the App
Store later this year
September 19th, Apple
I can already see the potential lawsuits arising out of this to likes of, my Apple Watch failed to detect I was having a heart attack..........or quickly, admit me to the hospital. I'm having a heart attack according to my Apple Watch! But sir there is nothing wrong with you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,174 Posts
Anyone attempt to use a web browser on this watch, or any AW?
On other smartwatches some time back, yes, with great failure. ;)

I haven’t even looked for an app that could pose as a browser. I’d have to think back over a decade to Web “browsing” in the days of flip phones because those old screens are as close to the size of the AW’s. I’m not sure how many websites would have a mode that’s tiny-screen-friendly. None of the front-end Web code I’ve seen even addresses how to render a site on anything smaller than an iPhone 4.
 

·
HAQ and AW moderator
Joined
·
7,364 Posts
Discussion Starter #36
On other smartwatches some time back, yes, with great failure. ;)

I haven’t even looked for an app that could pose as a browser. I’d have to think back over a decade to Web “browsing” in the days of flip phones because those old screens are as close to the size of the AW’s. I’m not sure how many websites would have a mode that’s tiny-screen-friendly. None of the front-end Web code I’ve seen even addresses how to render a site on anything smaller than an iPhone 4.
I remember it was marginal on the Samsung Gear. Just curious if I should try one out, if a free browser exists.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,174 Posts
I remember it was marginal on the Samsung Gear. Just curious if I should try one out, if a free browser exists.
If it’s free, it can’t hurt. Let us know if you find one.

I’ve tried out some free AR-capable apps on my iPhone SE, though. Really cool, although the battery takes a major hit during extended sessions like shooting zombies on my desk or playing minigolf on the living room floor.
 

·
Moderator German Watches Forum
Joined
·
6,014 Posts
Apple releases WatchOS 4.0.1 to fix LTE hanging on wifi connections

Today Apple released an update to WatchOS4. Apparently this removes the
issue of the Series3 LTE Apple Watch giving priority to wifi connections that
prevent cellular contact. The Series3 LTE can be updated to WatchOS 4.0.1
through an iPhone. Earlier series Apple watches do not need this update.


Thanks,
rationaltime
 

·
HAQ and AW moderator
Joined
·
7,364 Posts
Discussion Starter #39 (Edited)
Re: Apple releases WatchOS 4.0.1 to fix LTE hanging on wifi connections

Today Apple released an update to WatchOS4. Apparently this removes the
issue of the Series3 LTE Apple Watch giving priority to wifi connections that
prevent cellular contact. The Series3 LTE can be updated to WatchOS 4.0.1
through an iPhone. Earlier series Apple watches do not need this update.


Thanks,
rationaltime
Just beat me to post this. Will download this tomorrow.
 
21 - 39 of 39 Posts
Top