Apple Watch

Despite the rumours, Apple Watch Series 7 does work with existing bands

Leading up to the Apple event on Tuesday, many rumours suggested the Apple Watch Series 7 design would be so different that existing bands would not be compatible and while the new watch is later, now available in 41mm and 45mm – Apple has confirmed that it will be compatible with existing bands, dating back to the first generation in 2015. The Series 7 has softer rounded corners with a […]

Apple Watch Series 7 announced, with larger screens and better durability

Apple at the Tuesday event has announced a new Apple Watch, with the Series 7. This new generation was rumoured to be larger, with a brand new squared off design and most notably, it was touted to not be compatible with any existing Apple Watch bands. Thankfully, this new Series 7 does work with all existing bands. The case design is that familiar rounded square shape, however here the cases […]

Apple releases watchOS 7.6 for Apple Watch

Today, Apple has released watchOS 7.6 for compatible devices, for Apple Watch Series 3 or later. This update is fairly small, adding support for the ECG app and the irregular heart rhythm notification to a lot of new places, Apple says to 30 new regions. The new update can be installed now by going to the iPhone app for Apple Watch then General > Software Update.

This is watchOS 8

At WWDC, Apple announced watchOS 8 with a new mindfulness app, improvements to the Wallet app and more. Apple has now added the ability to check where AirTags and other accessories in the Find My network are. A new mindfulness app is here which builds upon the Breathe app with new animations and other encouragements to help you focus. The fitness app now supports tai chi and pilates, sleep tracking on […]

Shipments of Apple Watch were up by 19% in 2020

According to a recent report, shipments of the Apple Watch were up by 19% in 2020, when compared to the year before. Apple shifted 28.4 million in 2019 and 33.9 million in 2020. Most other companies offering smart watches actually saw decline in shipments except from Huawei. “Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartwatch shipments in Q4 2020 saw a slight YoY decrease to book an almost flat 2020, according […]

ECG on Apple Watch now approved in Australia

The Apple Watch has now been approved for ECG use in Australia this week by the government meaning all Apple Watch users, who have Series 4 or later will soon have access to the ECG feature once Apple releases it. The ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5 and Series 6 can run an electrocardiogram which looks at the timing of the heartbeat, the Apple Watch spits out […]

Apple releases watchOS 7.3.1 with a fix for Apple Watch charging issue

Apple has today released a new version of watchOS only for the Series 5 and the SE models as it addresses an issue that users have seen related to charging. A bug could have prevented some Series 5 and SE models from charging after entering the Power Reserve mode. watchOS 7.3.1 can be downloaded now by going to General > Software Update in the Apple Watch app on iPhone.

Apple launches new limited edition Watch to celebrate Black History Month

Yesterday, Apple announced that it is celebrating Black History Month with a new limited edition Apple Watch Series 6, as well as highlighting apps, artists, creators and more from black creators. The new watch has “Black Unity” engraved in on the base as well as coming with a matching sport band. A new watch face is also being added with watchOS 7.3 with has the colours of the Pan-African flag. […]

Spotify now works on the Apple Watch, without a phone required

The Apple Watch has been out for over five years now and Spotify has only just added support for the ability to download podcasts and music to the watch to use when untethered from an iPhone. Something Apple Music and Apple Podcasts has been able to do for ages. Spotify spoke to Engadget and said: “We’re focused on developing experiences that enable users to listen to Spotify wherever and whenever […]

Apple releases watchOS 7.0.3 for Series 3 only to fix random restarting issue

Apple released watchOS 7.0 last month and a number of people have been having issues on the oldest Apple Watch model the updates supports, the Series 3 which was introduced in 2017, a year before the redesigned Series 4 launched and the Series 3 is also still sold by Apple, at £199 / $199. The issues people have been having is that it would randomly reboot and unexpected times and […]