watchOS 1 Release Details

watchOS 1
Source: apple.com – watchOS 1

watchOS 1 is an operating system designed and developed by Apple in 2015 alongside the Apple Watch. The system was released on April 24, 2015, and was preinstalled on the first-generation Apple Watch.

The home screen is composed of circular application icons, which can be zoomed in and out with the Digital Crown. Glances provide fast access to a summarized view of the most popular native or third-party applications used on the Apple Watch.

The glance view is opened with a swipe-up gesture from the watch’s face screen. Navigation between widgets is achieved by swiping left or right. Different actions are executed depending on the force with which the user executes a tap, which the Watch detects with a special mechanism. Different actions and options appear depending on whether the user taps or deep presses which an Apple Watch detects with its pressure-sensitive (Force Touch) Display.

The system got one and only one update (1.0.1) on May 19, 2015, and was quickly replaced by a newer version of watchOS 2. Today watchOS 1 is 9 years old!

watchOS 1 Details

ReleasedApril 24, 2015 – 9 years ago
Last Software UpdateMay 19, 2015 – 9 years ago
Time of Support25 days
Original PriceFree
System RequirementsApple Watch (1st Generation)
iPhone 5 or later
DistributionTrough paired iPhone

Versions of the watchOS 1

VersionsBuildRelease Date
watchOS 1.012S506April 24, 2015 – 9 years ago
watchOS 1.0.112S632May 19, 2015 – 9 years ago

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