​Apple Watch gets fitness fix, but more features expected at WWDC

Welcome tweaks arrive in 1.0.1, but there's much work still to do
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The first update for the Apple Watch has landed, which will deliver a host of bug fixes, as well as new emojis and some tweaks to the fitness features.

The update will take Watch OS to version 1.0.1 (up from 1.0) and is available now.

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Apple has listed the changes on its support page, but the headline feature has to be improvements to Siri's repertoire of responses, and an update to the accuracy of several elements of the Workout app.

While Siri was often frustratingly limited, the Workout app was a comedy of errors during our testing period. However, it seems Apple has been quick to address some of the issues, and the big fix list points to pace and distance improvements – areas that rendered the Watch useless for running.

Finally, and significantly, the support site lists 1.0.1 as having "improved performance for third party apps", which should minimise the sluggishness and hangs experienced when using Apple Watch apps such as CityMapper and Uber.

Other additions include Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Thai, and Turkish language options and some security fixes.

While this is a welcome update, most Apple watchers are looking to WWDC (Apple's big conference) in June. Most chat focuses on a Find My Watch feature and a Taptic touch if your phone goes out of range of the smartwatch.

While new features are always welcome, we feel there's so many basic features for the Apple Watch to improve on – mostly in terms of some terrible services and third party app quality – and there's plenty of improvements still to make.


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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and T3.com and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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