watchOS 4 - Beta 1

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  1. jas07, Jun 5, 2017
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    jas07 macrumors regular

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    How are people that have been brave enough finding it? I know obviously its a beta so don't expect things to be polished, but is it soul destroying to use (watchOS 2 - I'm looking at you here) or not too bad on first impressions?

    Update: Not bad at all on my S2, in fact I’d go as far as to say it’s a bit quicker, very happy for a beta 1
     
  2. Thai macrumors 65816

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    No update yet for me. Still says that 3.2.3 is latest software on my Watch.
     
  3. BadMelonFarmer macrumors 6502

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    You need to install the developer profile specifically for watch OS 4
     
  4. aaplwatch macrumors member

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    Can’t figure out how to get the HIIT to work.

    Shouldn’t you be able to set interval work and recovery times?
     
  5. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded and redownloaded the apple watch profile DIRECTLY from the developers site (Watch 4.0 beta profile) and it still won't let me download WatchOS 4 beta 1. Must you be running iOS 11 b1 to flash to Watch 4?
     
  6. SDColorado macrumors 68000

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    I am in the process up updating to WatchOS 4 Developer beta, but it is currently telling me "About 5 days remaining" Umm.. I hope not hahaha
     
  7. bthompson macrumors regular

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    I’m running it. Working very well. Not perfect but for sure usable. Some very new features here and the dock is totally redone.
     
  8. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    You probably do need iOS 11. But you also need to download the developer certificate to the phone AND the watch.
     
  9. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone got the Toy Story Faces? I’m on an Original Space Black Stainless Steel Watch (bought it when the Watch first launched) so wondering if anyone with a S1 or S2 has them?
     
  10. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you must be running iOS 11 for WatchOS 4 to show.
     
  11. igrover macrumors regular

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    No Toy Story watch faces showing up in Beta 1 and I do not expect them to until the final release version.
     
  12. roncito macrumors 6502a

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    So can we run this on a daily driver? I know it’s beta but we had a few beta releases where the watch was totally unusable.
     
  13. dallison13 macrumors regular

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    I'm running it and so far it lags a little but after about 6 hours, it's not bad. I tried the multipart mode which was nice (kicks in after a minute) and am using the Siri face, but haven't tried much else. Nice to have an extra screen on workouts to control music
     
  14. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Let me know how that works out for you... I’m running 11 on my iPhone but am always a little hesitant on the watch since you have to send it in to Apple to get downgraded.
     
  15. SDColorado macrumors 68000

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    Finally says “installing.” It didn’t take the originally estimated “5 days,” but it sure wasn’t fast :)
     
  16. ravipiero macrumors regular

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    Can I use watch OS 3 with iOS 11? I'm tempted to upgrade my iPhone to try ios 11, but I don't want to update my Apple Watch because its not possible to downgrade.
     
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  20. richardtekel macrumors newbie

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    Seems there's no changes with exporting functionality in Workouts app.
     
  21. WilliamTM macrumors member

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    Yup - installed it on mine and it seems to be working pretty well.

    I only installed it for the Toy Story faces (yeah yeah I know, it's a beta, blah blah blah, I can cope with any slowness/crashing/etc), so a bit disappointed to see they're not there yet. :p

    From using it with just notifications/etc and the timer app (I very rarely use any other apps on it), it seems about the same laggyness as watchOS 3 was. Certainly nowhere near as bad as the watchOS 2 beta was! :eek:
     
  22. dcell macrumors member

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    are the SOS functions still mandatory in WatchOS 4 ? I really wish they make it optional (as in can be turned off). I know you can turn off the "hold the powerbutton to make a sos call" but i also want to have the slider gone.
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I am sure it will be a while before series 0 is killed off simply because the edition was $10k+
     
  24. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    download time for this thing is absolutely ridiculous, if this were a couple albums in the Music app this would've been done by now
    but nope we've just started

    and the 10 minutes I had on my super fast connection at the 2nd house it told me I needed a Wi-Fi connection, which I did :rolleyes:
     
  25. mikemj23 macrumors 6502

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    I'm dying to do this as my Dexcom glucose sensor will be able to communicate directly with Apple Watch instead of using iPhone as a pass through, but there is no guarantee that it would work at this point correct?
     

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