Apple's been pretty hush-hush about what's coming next with the watchOS, but lo and behold, they've just pulled a rabbit out of their hat with the second beta of watchOS 10.1 for developers. And trust me, it's something you'll definitely want to "tap" into! (See what I did there? 😉)
Introducing... the Double Tap gesture! 🎉
If you're all about that one-hand wonder, Apple’s latest gesture is here to change the game. No more fumbling with screens or multiple buttons. All it takes is a simple double tap of your index finger and thumb, and voila! You're in control of the most common actions on your Apple Watch Series 9 and the fabulous Apple Watch Ultra 2.
Ever thought of pausing your workout jam in a jiffy? Or perhaps silencing that alarm without smudging your watch screen? From snapping photos using the Camera Remote to flipping through the Smart Stack, it's all just a double tap away. Talk about convenience at your fingertips!
But here's the big question: How does this sorcery work? 🧙
The magic behind this is Apple's faster Neural Engine available in their latest watch models. By combining data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and the optical heart sensor with a fresh-out-of-the-lab machine learning algorithm, the watches can detect the unique 'signature' of your wrist movement. That means when you're giving a little double-tap with your thumb and index finger, the watch is smart enough to know!
And for the price-savvy folks out there, here's the cherry on top:
- The Apple Watch Series 9 is now available at a cool $389.99, with a $9.01 discount.
- If you’re leaning towards the high-end Apple Watch Ultra 2, snag it for $779.99 after a $19.01 markdown.
Keep an eye out for the official release of watchOS 10.1 later this month and get ready to double-tap your way to easier controls!