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** The Official WatchOS 5 thread **

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Feek, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Feek

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    You can get it now, download the profile and follow the instructions linked on this page to get the GM.

    It's a very slow install but you can speed it up by following these instructions. It took about forty five minutes on mine to install.

    I'm sure there are lots of changes but the two that have jumped out at me straight away are the new Podcasts app and WebKit - html emails are now displayed correctly.

    The new face with the multiple complications doesn't appear to be there on my Series 3 but that's not too surprising.
     
  2. Feek

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    Just been for a walk and used my watch for a couple of podcasts - It worked flawlessly. What would really be great now for me would be Audible to have an Apple Watch app and then I'd be a very happy bunny.
     
  3. Broken Hope

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    Auto workout detection is nice too, I walk to and from work every day and I no longer need to remember to start a workout or stop it.
     
  4. Feek

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    It didn't start automatically for me but when I stopped to eat my sarnie outside the Co-Op, it popped up and gave me the option to stop/pause my walk.

    Also, WatchOS 5 now pings a notification when you use Apple Pay on the watch - It didn't do that before.
     
  5. Broken Hope

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    I usually get prompted about 10-15 minutes after I’ve set off and asked if I’m working out, it then retroactively credits me with what I’ve done previously, so the timer will be running from 13 minutes with full credit for the walking I’ve done up to that point, it’s really clever.
     
  6. Feek

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    Thanks, I'll leave it going a bit longer as I started it manually after about five minutes.
     
  7. Feek

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    Yes, I can confirm that worked nicely - I went out for another walk and after eight minutes it popped up and asked me if I was out exercising. Very good.
     
  8. Spit

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    Cant see Watch OS5 just iOS 12 on that page?
     
  9. Feek

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    Oops, I've corrected the link, check again.
     
  10. Spit

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    Thanks Feek. Installing.
     
  11. Feek

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    I don't know if it's my imagination but the text on the workout screen looks sharper, crisper, clear than before.

    [​IMG]

    Yes, I know my average is slow, this includes going in a few shops, buying an ice cream, watching the world go by, etc etc.
     
  12. Broken Hope

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    They have definitely tweaked the layout of some bits, the activity app looks cleaner too.
     
  13. Richard - London

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    Hopefully we can get Spotify now.
     
  14. Combat squirrel

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    Looking forward to this today - the big deal for me is - hiking activity - I do this alot and previously I just had to use the walk exercise to register it - thankfully it will take into account elevation now!
     
  15. Feek

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    Audible is the one I really want.
     
  16. aceface57

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    This is something I really hope happens, let me cache a playlist offline so I can use it while out on a run with some bluetooth headphones, that would be awesome.
     
  17. Richard - London

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    its now showing as coming soon on the Audible site.
     
  18. Feek

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    \o/
     
  19. Feek

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    And it’s here!

    /edit - Except I can't see how to do it. I don't see an option to install Audible on the Watch.

    /edit 2 - Once I'd restarted both the watch and the phone, the app was available for me to install, it's syncing some books now. Slowly!

    /edit 3 - To speed up transfer, switch off Bluetooth on the phone once you've started the sync. It forces it to use WiFi which is quicker.
     
  20. Feek

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    Well it works. Sort of. I went for a walk this morning with a new audiobook on my watch.

    When I got back and opened Audible on my iPhone, it hadn't synced with the watch and my place wasn't saved. Worse, it then synced and the last played point on the watch was lost, it went back to the beginning.

    That's not good. Hopefully this is something they can fix as it needs to synchronise across devices otherwise it's pretty useless.