1Password, a longtime favorite password manager of the 9to5Mac team, has just released the latest update to their iOS apps. The usual bug fixes are included, but most importantly is the inclusion of the newly updated and native Apple Watch app, and an overall better first time experience. Previously 1Password’s watchOS app required the Watch and iPhone to be paired in the moment to view your stored passwords, but today’s update allows it to work separately.
When the 1Password app is enabled, users can select to store certain passwords to their Watch. In my personal experience I’ve added every item listed in my Favorites area of 1Password as they are my most frequently used. 1Password even supports one-time passwords on the Apple Watch. 1Password describes the Watch update in the text below:
Those of us with that magical device known as Apple Watch know how handy it is to have those small spells and secret incantations kept within arm’s reach at all times. Now we can access those secrets even faster with our new Apple Watch app.
1Password for Apple Watch has been rewritten as a native app to take full advantage of the speed and security of running directly on the watch hardware. We’ve also opened the gates and you can finally add items to your Apple Watch from any vault, including 1Password.com account vaults!