Apple iWatch Latest News & Updates: Apple Rolls Out Third New Developer Beta, Includes Collection Of New Features, Public Beta Coming Soon?

By Enrico Cuenca , Updated Nov 16, 2016 07:24 AM EST

The third developer beta for the Apple iWatch has just been released by Apple and it comes packed with quite the arsenal of features. This developer beta, known as watch OS 3.1.1, enables developers to test the Apple iWatch and its pre-release software once they download the update. What kind of features will be included for developers to test out for a possibly eventually release to the masses?

According to Apple Insider, watch OS 3.1.1 comes with a variety of new features, mainly from first-party apps. A new breathing app can help the user relax while the new SOS app could save the user's life from dangerous peril. Fitness enthusiasts will be glad to know that Apple has included a myriad of different fitness and exercise options via new adjustments to the Apple iWatch faces.

Text messaging on the Apple iWatch might become easier as Apple installed a new feature that allows the user to scribble text directly on the screen. Also, the side button has been assigned to become a quick link to a new dedicated dock, which will show recently opened apps, sending digital touch messages. It will also serve as a convenience tab for users to customize and place their favorite apps for quick and easy access.

As reported by 9 to 5 Mac, watch OS 3.1.1 will be compatible with all current and previous versions of the Apple iWatch. The latest Apple iWatch is on its second generation and has made life easier for its users with native GPS navigation, underwater resistance, as well as social, business, and lifestyle apps.

The watch OS 3.1.1 developer beta update for the Apple iWatch is expected to last until December 2016. Once the update moves past its beta stage, the update will be made available to the public along with all its beta features for all users to enjoy.

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