Speaking with Walt Mossberg at the Code Conference today, Apple's chief of operations Jeff Williams revealed that third party developers will soon be able to write native apps for the Apple Watch. Currently, third party apps live on the iPhone and are customized so that a tethered Apple Watch can access them, but that will all soon change.
The Activity app, heart rate sensor and Workout app are some of the biggest selling points of the Apple Watch. Today we will be looking at the Activity app and how it works. The Activity app keeps track of your movement, exercise and how long you were stationary throughout the day. It also provides you with a "graphic ring" to help you meet your exercise goals and sit around less.
The Messages app on the Apple Watch is a lot like the Messages app on your iPhone. You can read and reply to messages, view images, listen to audio messages and view videos on your Apple Watch all from the Messages app.
You can add, remove or organize your Apple Watch glances from the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
To add a glance, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then navigate to My Watch > Glances.
To remove a glance, open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then navigate to My Watch > Glances. From here you can tap the red dash next to the name of the glances you want to remove.
To organize your glances drag and drop the reorder buttons in whatever order you would like your glances to appear on your Watch.
Apple Watch owners will want to unpair their Apple Watch from their iPhone if they plan to sell or give it away. To do this open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and navigate to My Watch > Apple Watch > Unpair Apple Watch, and tap Unpair [watch name]. This will unpair your Watch from your iPhone and remove it from your iCloud account.