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Apple Watch watchOS 2 beta 5 released to developers

by Todd Haselton | August 6, 2015August 6, 2015 10:17 am PDT

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Apple just released watchOS 2 beta 5 to developers, the latest build of the new Apple Watch software that should be available later this fall. Apple watchOS 2, which we brought you a hands-on with back when it was first released as a beta, will offer new watch faces, support for developers to create native application, speedier performance and more.

It’s also going to offer other new features, like a bedside mode for viewing the time — a feature already offered and loved on the Moto 360 — and unique watchfaces that show timelapse events in certain locations. Also, you’ll be able to use a new Time Travel mode that will allow you to view what’s coming up 72 hours in advance, and move through that time quickly. The Apple Watch will also allow third-party developers to create custom Complications, which are the small little bits available on each watch face.

It’s not immediately clear what’s int he latest beta 5 release of watchOS 2, but we suspect Apple is beginning to add some final polish ahead of launch. We’ll let you know if we spot anything of note.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...