The Apple Watch as a whole is a refreshing take on the smart watch but it’s nowhere near perfect as it’s still lacking features in certain areas. Similar to the iOS, the Watch OS is still quite basic for it’s first iteration. For example when the iPhone was initially launched it couldn’t even copy and paste which was a point of mockery for the device’s rivals, plus it didn’t even have an AppStore till iOS 2.0 was released.
But this is set to change as a new software update will be teaching the Watch a bunch of new tricks, like Sleep Tracking and Find my Watch. While the security is already pretty decent, it’s getting further bumped up with the Find my Watch feature and possibly a proximity alert for your iPhone should the Watch get out of range.
Among the updates is a new health features that allows the hardware to measure your Blood Oxygen Saturation but the function is disabled for the time being. All of the new updates are great but we do hope they could do something about the battery life not being capable of going past a full day. Another possibility is Apple opening up widgets to 3rd party app developers and who knows, they allow custom watch face designs that could be sold on the AppStore.
The update is likely to be announced at the WWDC Apple Developers Conference on June 8th in San Francisco.
To find out more about what the Apple Watch can do, check out our first impressions on the device.