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Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of watchOS 2 to developers, which is the version of watchOS 2 that will be released to the public on September 16 alongside iOS 9.

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.

Today's golden master release follows five developer betas of watchOS 2, which were seeded to developers from June 8 to August 6, when the fifth and final beta was released.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 2 introduces several new features developers can use to improve their apps, including more efficient native apps that run on the watch itself instead of the iPhone. The new software also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and sensors like the heart rate monitor, microphone, and accelerometer.

Thanks to the new tools for developers, Apple Watch apps will be more complex, full-featured, and faster. Other features in watchOS 2 include photo and time-lapse watch faces, third-party Complications, a longer screen activation time, Time Travel, and a Nightstand mode that's activated when the Apple Watch is charging.

Article Link: Apple Seeds WatchOS 2 Golden Master to Developers
 

raphaelfreeman1970

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are you saying that once the gm of iOS9 is installed (not OTA) then Watch OS2 can be installed OTA?



Apple-Watch-Midnight-Blue-250x299.jpg
Apple today seeded the golden master (GM) version of watchOS 2 to developers, which is the version of watchOS 2 that will be released to the public on September 16 alongside iOS 9.

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.

Today's golden master release follows five developer betas of watchOS 2, which were seeded to developers from June 8 to August 6, when the fifth and final beta was released.

watchOS 2 is the first major update to watchOS, the software that runs on the Apple Watch. watchOS 2 introduces several new features developers can use to improve their apps, including more efficient native apps that run on the watch itself instead of the iPhone. The new software also allows developers to access the Taptic Engine and sensors like the heart rate monitor, microphone, and accelerometer.

Thanks to the new tools for developers, Apple Watch apps will be more complex, full-featured, and faster. Other features in watchOS 2 include photo and time-lapse watch faces, third-party Complications, a longer screen activation time, Time Travel, and a Nightstand mode that's activated when the Apple Watch is charging.

Article Link: Apple Seeds WatchOS 2 Golden Master to Developers
 

ihonda

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not working for me.. keeps saying 1.0.1 is current. i already installed the cert.
 

MrGimper

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I've installed 9 GM and it wasn't picking up the Watch OS 2 GM seed. Just deleted the beta profile, rebooted, installed the profile again, rebooted, and it's now found it. I'm in the UK.
 
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MrGimper

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I've installed 9 GM and it wasn't picking up the Watch OS 2 GM seed. Just deleted the beta profile, rebooted, installed the profile again, rebooted, and it's now found it. I'm in the UK.
 

MrGimper

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Sep 22, 2012
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I've installed 9 GM and it wasn't picking up the Watch OS 2 GM seed. Just deleted the beta profile, rebooted, installed the profile again, rebooted, and it's now found it. I'm in the UK.
 
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simbo123

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Installing now, will post update on smoothness, battery, heart rate sensor and other stuff soon
 
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