"Can access accelerometer to get access data."
"HomeKit is natively on the watch so able to talk to devices and control them."
"Video, we know you wanted to play video. Can play back shortform video. Access to HealthKit. now have access to HealthKit, including streaming heartrate."
"one thing we've heard is you really want to access the microphone on the watch. Also heard you want to play audio out of the speaker. you can do that."
If I caught that correctly, known Wi-Fi networks will now allow data to populate on the watch.
"A lot of feature requests on things you'd like to do on the watch."
"When you're actually wandering away from your phone, your apps will be able to connect to the network with known wifi networks"
Native apps...current apps are only extensions, can't run on their own. True on-watch apps will be possible, now.
"They rely on phone. All logic for app runs on phone. Able to move logic to watch. Performance will be great, responsiveness will be great."
"That's not all. We also of courde focused on what we can do for developers. Out of the gate day 1 can use WatchKit. Enabled many thousands of apps."
that's a lot of new features.
"We think it's going to be a really, really great update to the watch."
"Another great thing is you can ask for any of the Glances you have. Can say 'hey Siri, show me the Instagram Glance."
Siri on watch will link into HomeKit, add extra features. Nice touch, expected.
"With Transit, supporting mass transit capabilities. Can see depature times, stations you're near. Step by step directions. With Siri, continuing to add new domains for Siri. enable to get mass transit directions ... or control things in your home with Siri."
Transit directions directly on watch, no extra app needed
Apple Pay on Watch also supports those rewards cards mentioned earlier
"With Apple Pay, saw some of the great support for store cards. Can select and use at merchant terminal. Wallet coming to watch."
New achievements for fitness show the date on back. I...kinda like achievements.
New badges, I guess they are. Can share them
New imagery for when you've achieved goals
"Also enabling siri to start workouts. Can raise wrist and say start workout. Can say go for a 300 calorie bikeride and it will start workout without you having to touch the watch at all."
New fitness apps can flow into Apple's own activity app. (will all fitness apps like this?)
"With health and fitness, already a great partner for health and fitness. Now enabling favorite fitness apps right on the watch wherever you are"
FaceTime Audio now supported on Apple Watch
"With the phone, can already take phone calls. Will also now support FaceTime audio."
REPLY TO EMAIL, thank goodness
"Also in email, you can already read email. With Watch OS 2, can reply to email."
Multi-color digital touch drawings...
"Can send a drawing with digital touch. with OS 2 can add multiple colors in your drawings."