watchOS 2.2 update is live


Surprise, surprise! Along with the updates to iOS 9.3 and OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 comes an update to watchOS 2.2. This latest update to the Apple Watch operating system isn't full of big surprises like the iOS 9.3 and OS X updates, but it's still important to update your device when you can.

Of all of the devices Apple sells, the Apple Watch has perhaps the clumsiest and most annoying update process. The Apple Watch must be mounted on its charging stand and have at least 50% charge, then the update is begun from the Watch app on the connected iPhone. Once the update has begun, the device must have its passcode entered and the iPhone must be in range throughout the slow, painful process. 

So what's in watchOS 2.2? According to the release notes, you can now pair multiple Watches to one iPhone, there are improvements in the Maps app, and new languages are supported. In addition, various and sundry bug fixes and performance enhancements have been worked into the code.

Enjoy the update, and it might possibly be done before your new bright yellow Sport Band arrives!