When Apple began pushing iOS 8.2 out to the public earlier this week, it included the Apple Watch app with the update. However, since the Apple Watch isn’t actually available yet, we can’t really do much with the app. One developer has now jumped that hurdle to give us an early peek at the Apple Watch app.
Hamza Sood has activated the Settings portion of the Apple Watch app, giving us a preview of what’s to come. The app’s background is all black, and all of the app icons for the settings are round, just like the app icons on the Apple Watch itself will be.
While there’s not a ton of new information to be found in this cornucopia of screenshots, they do reveal a few new details about how Apple’s wearable will work. For example, there’s a setting so that your Apple Watch will know if its on your left wrist or right wrist. There are also toggles for Handoff, which will let you use your iPhone to pick up where you left off on an app on your Apple Watch. You can also toggle Wrist Detection, which will automatically show the time and your alerts when you raise your wrist.
In the Sounds & Haptics menu, there’s a Cover to Mute option that’ll let you mute the Apple Watch by placing your palm on the wearable’s display to silence it. You can also change the volume of alerts, the strength of the haptics, and toggle a Prominent Haptic that’ll play a prominent haptic before some common alerts.
The Apple Watch is slated to go up for pre-order on April 10, with a launch scheduled for April 24. While Apple did offer up a few more details on its smartwatch at its recent event, this Apple Watch companion app sheds more light on how we’ll use it day-to-day.
Many more screenshots of the Apple Watch app can be found at the links below.