Apple releases Watch OS 1.0.1, the first software update for Apple Watch


emojis on Apple Watch

The Apple Watch officially went on sale April 24, following a pre-order period beginning April 10, and the wearable has been on quite a few people’s wrists ever since.

Now, several weeks later, Apple has released the first software update for the Apple Watch. With this update, the Apple Watch OS gets upgraded to version 1.0.1 (Build: 12S632). The update features several changes, including the standard bug fixes, as well as software enhancements. Plus, the following specific enhancements for these features, according to the release notes:

  • Siri
  • Measuring stand activity
  • Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts
  • Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts
  • Accessibility
  • Third party apps
  • Display support for new Emoji characters
  • Additional language support

For those that own an Apple Watch, the update can be found by heading into Settings –> General –> Software Update through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone. The update for the 38mm model is 51.5MB in size.

While Apple continues to release Watch shipments on a regular basis, the wearable is still hard to come by, and shipment dates from Apple’s online store are still several weeks back for most models.

Update 1:

Check our article to find out what’s new in Watch OS 1.0.1:

Update 2: 

If you need help, then check our step-by step guide on how to install Watch OS 1.0.1 on your Apple Watch.

Apple has been rumored to be working on Find My Watch feature using a new feature called “Smart Leashing”, but that isn’t included in this version. Apple may announce it at next month’s WorldWide Developer Conference.

Let us know if you’ve found any other changes or improvements in Watch OS 1.0.1 in the comments below.