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watchOS 2.2 beta 3 for Apple Watch w/ new Maps app is now available

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Apple today has released the third watchOS 2.2 beta for Apple Watch developers. In terms of new features, the watchOS 2.2 so far has added a totally revamps Apple Maps app and glance and is required to use iOS 9.3 beta’s new multi-watch feature. We’ll check out the latest beta version of the upcoming release and highlight any changes below.

Pairing multiple Apple Watches to a single iPhone works by activating the most recently unlocked, raised Apple Watch. Switching between hardware works automatically and quickly. Aside from letting enthusiastic customers have multiple Apple Watches for fashion or practical reasons, future beta testing will be easier for developers as multiple watchOS versions will be able to be tested from watchOS 2.2 and on.

watchOS 2.2 also enhances the Maps application with a new screen of actions and Nearby search powered by Yelp. Previously, Maps launched to a current location view. Starting with watchOS 2.2, Apple Watch can instantly navigate to work and home addresses and find local business organized by type. These two features incorporate actions previously introduced in Google Maps and Yelp for Apple Watch.

These changes come as Apple prepares to refresh its Apple Watch lineup next month with new bands and more.

Let us know in the comments, via email at tips at 9to5mac dot com, or on Twitter @9to5Mac if you spot any changes in the new beta, and we’ll update with changes we find as well.

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  1. JBDragon - 7 years ago

    What will WatchOS3 be like? I can’t wait.

    • moo083 - 7 years ago

      Yeah. WatchOS 2 was basically the “yeah, this is what it should have been like the first time” update. WatchOS 3 should have the first genuinely interesting new features.

  2. Lee Smith (@seelee) - 7 years ago

    Apple needs to add Apple Watch faces to the app store


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