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jas07

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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
 
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cschmelz

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You need to install the developer profile specifically for watch OS 4

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?
 
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bthompson

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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.
 
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perezr10

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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?

You probably do need iOS 11. But you also need to download the developer certificate to the phone AND the watch.
 

0014

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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?
 

0014

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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?

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

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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.
 

roncito

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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.
 

dallison13

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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
 
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csurfr

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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

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.
 
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SDColorado

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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.

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

ravipiero

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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.
 

WilliamTM

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Is WatchOS4 compatible with S0 watches?
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:
 
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dcell

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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.
 

SoN1NjA

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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:
 

mikemj23

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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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