Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 3.1.1 to Developers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 3.1.1 update to developers for testing purposes, just over a week after seeding the second watchOS 3.1.1 beta and three weeks after releasing watchOS 3.1, the first update to the watchOS 3 operating system.

watchOS 3.1.1 can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. To install the update, the Apple Watch must have 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it must be in range of the iPhone. watchOS 3.1.1 requires an iPhone running iOS 10 to install.


As a minor 3.1.x update, watchOS 3.1.1 seems to focus on under-the-hood bug fixes and performance improvements, with no outward-facing changes discovered in the first two watchOS 3.1.1 betas. We'll update this post should any new features be discovered in the third watchOS 3.1.1 beta.

watchOS 3 completely overhauls the interface on the Apple Watch, introducing a dedicated app dock, instant launch apps, new watch faces, and new complication options. There are new Activity sharing features, a "Breathe" app guides users through deep breathing sessions to cut down on stress, and an SOS feature can automatically call emergency service.

For more details on what's new in watchOS 3, make sure to check out our watchOS 3 roundup.

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thewalkingkenny

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When did the noise requesting Apple Pay from Apple Watch/iPhone to MacBook change? It used to be the tri-tone but now it's something else.
 

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Time for Apple to add watchOS and tvOS to the public beta program.
With the Apple Watch their is no way for the end user ( NO DFU MODE ) to restore the watch if unhappy with the beta so it really is dangerous if an error happens....Apple service has to restore it and if you are out of warranty you have to pay...
 

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With the Apple Watch their is no way for the end user ( NO DFU MODE ) to restore the watch if unhappy with the beta so it really is dangerous if an error happens....Apple service has to restore it and if you are out of warranty you have to pay...
Right, I realize that one would have to recover by exposing the port and using a cable. It just seems to me that the risk of this issue should be pretty remote by now. Maybe Apple thinks that the cost of paying for bricked watches to be returned and fixed isn't worth the benefit of receiving some non developer beta phase feedback.

Ps is it really true that if an Apple beta software defect bricks a developer's watch that the developer has to pay? Seems highly unlikely.
 

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Right, I realize that one would have to recover by exposing the port and using a cable. It just seems to me that the risk of this issue should be pretty remote by now. Maybe Apple thinks that the cost of paying for bricked watches to be returned and fixed isn't worth the benefit of receiving some non developer beta phase feedback.

Ps is it really true that if an Apple beta software defect bricks a developer's watch that the developer has to pay? Seems highly unlikely.
But that would require them supplying a cable for the hidden port, and then people fiddling around with the hidden port, and also potential water resistance issues if the port is opened and not sealed again properly.

So, basically, still not gonna happen.
 
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It's in the iPhone under Alarm called Bedtime. It uploads the data to the health app
It's not really sleep tracking. Just lets you know when you went to bed and woke up with nothing in between.

I am sure Apple could do sleep tracking using the HR and movement data without killing the battery.

I will see what happens in the future!
 

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Ps is it really true that if an Apple beta software defect bricks a developer's watch that the developer has to pay? Seems highly unlikely.
Yes, there are reports around here that if you are no longer under AppleCare and the watch bricks due to a beta software update, you have to pay for the replacement device. Apple doesn't un-brick your current watch, they send you a replacement.
 
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It's not really sleep tracking. Just lets you know when you went to bed and woke up with nothing in between.

I am sure Apple could do sleep tracking using the HR and movement data without killing the battery.

I will see what happens in the future!
Yeah I know what you mean. I do believe if the phone is moved or used during the times though it shows as interrupted sleep. Still not exactly what you're looking I know

I was tempted to buy the Withings Go for my sleep analysis until the Apple Watch makes a device with a large enough battery to get me through the night
 

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This is inaccurate. Apple does not replace your watch if you brick it with Beta software. They will gladly ship you a special box to send only the base watch in. It ships overnight to Pennsylvania service center and they usually turn them around same day and you have it the next. I bricked mine and had to get it done. Same watch came back. Service was complimentary. They keep records for number of returns and if not abusing it, I'm sure it will remain complimentary.

Yes, there are reports around here that if you are no longer under AppleCare and the watch bricks due to a beta software update, you have to pay for the replacement device. Apple doesn't un-brick your current watch, they send you a replacement.
 

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This is inaccurate. Apple does not replace your watch if you brick it with Beta software. They will gladly ship you a special box to send only the base watch in. It ships overnight to Pennsylvania service center and they usually turn them around same day and you have it the next. I bricked mine and had to get it done. Same watch came back. Service was complimentary. They keep records for number of returns and if not abusing it, I'm sure it will remain complimentary.
My brother had a 100% different experience. Watch was bricked. Sent him a new one, he sent his back. Paid OOW fee.

You can't go saying someone is incorrect without knowing their story first.