The Apple Watch has the power to play music straight from your wrist to a pair of Bluetooth headphones, which is a fantastic experience, especially for those working out without their iPhone.
Music on the Apple Watch works in a couple of ways. For those with a burgeoning collection of iTunes tracks you can sync playlists across with ease. But things get much better with Apple Music. Subscribers can sync any of the 30 million strong library across in a couple of minutes.
Do everything: The complete Apple Watch guide
The process has been massively simplified since the first incarnation of the Apple Watch, but it's certainly not obvious to newbies. But let us guide you through everything you need to know.
Fire up Apple Music
To get started, fire up the Apple Music app on your iPhone. We won't go through the ins and outs of the app here, but you can search the library of 30 million tracks and curated playlists. If you don't have a subscription to Apple Music, you can still use good old MP3s, but make sure they appear in the Apple Music app through iTunes.
Head to the Apple Watch app
Head over to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and then go to the Music tab. Tap Add music and you'll be whisked off to Apple Music – and from here you can choose to browse by artists, albums, genres or playlists. Music used to have to be part of a playlist, but now you can add what you want. Just browse, and tap to add.
Sync it up
The music will only be transferred when the Apple Watch is on its charging cradle. Why? We have no idea. The playlist will be marked 'updating' until it's completed, after which it will say 'synced'. You can add multiple playlists if you want, but when you run out of space, they'll stop being added.
Connect up your Bluetooth headset
Now when you set out of the door for your run, you can listen to music straight from the wrist. Go to the Music app on your Apple Watch and fire it up. You can cycle through albums and playlists with the crown and tap to play. At this point you'll be asked to choose a pair of headphones to pair with – make sure your set is in pairing mode and the rest is simple.
If the music starts pumping out of your iPhone then you'll need to force the issue by pressing and holding on the screen and choosing Bluetooth playback.
When music is playing on your watch, you can tap the icon to the lower left to browse music within that album or playlist. You can then switch between tracks by tapping. The arrow in the top left will take you back to the main screen so you can change music altogether. It's kind of fiddly, especially mid-workout, but it works.