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Apple today seeded the second watchOS 2 beta to developers, just over two weeks after announcing the new operating system update at its Worldwide Developers Conference.

watchOS 2 requires iOS 9 and can be downloaded over-the-air through the Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. The new software brings many new features that Apple Watch developers can take advantage of, including native apps that run on the Apple Watch itself instead of the iPhone.

It also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and a number of other sensors in the Apple Watch, including the heart rate monitor, the microphone, and the accelerometer.

Along with these features for developers, which will lead to much more complex and full-featured third-party Apple Watch apps, the update introduces new watch faces (photo albums and time-lapse), third-party Complications, Time Travel for viewing upcoming events in a watch face Complication, and a Nightstand mode that's activated when the watch is charging, displaying the time.

New communication features include the ability to add more than 12 friends to your friends list and the ability to create sketches in multiple colors. Mail's also being updated, making it possible to reply to Mail messages using dictation, and FaceTime Audio support is included.

watchOS 2 is currently only available to registered developers who have also installed iOS 9 on their iPhones. Apple plans to release the software to the public in the fall.

Update: Apple has temporarily pulled watchOS 2 beta 2.

Update 2 6:30 p.m.: watchOS 2 beta 2 is available for download again.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Second WatchOS 2 Beta to Developers
 

nutmac

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I have watchOS 2.0 beta 1 installed on my watch. I must've clicked Software Update at least a dozen times in the last minute and nada!
 
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joshavtech

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I have watchOS 2.0 beta 1 installed on my watch. I must've clicked Software Update at least a dozen times in the last minute and nada!

You most likely have to download and install the updated provisioning profile

Edit: Nvmd, I've been corrected below.
 
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Twimfy

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Not seeing anything in the Dev portal at the moment and OTA shows nothing as well.
 

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Any word on when the public beta's come out. I would love to experience all the fun too.
 

MikhailT

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All 3 major updates were released at the same time, it is going to take time to propagate to all edge CDN servers. I remember last year, it took about 20-30 minutes for it to arrive for my area.
 

jmh600cbr

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Trust me when I tell you that none of this beta process has been fun so far, especially iOS 9. Worst beta 1 release I've seen since iPhone OS 3.0 beta.
Sorry to hear about your experience but the consensus is that you're wrong. Plus iOS 7 beta all of the were almost unusable not to mentioned how bad the final release was.
 

Uinluan

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All 3 major updates were released at the same time, it is going to take time to propagate to all edge CDN servers. I remember last year, it took about 20-30 minutes for it to arrive for my area.
I have only seen the 10.11 beta so far. Checks of my iPhone say I am up to date as of right now.
 
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