Explore Apple Watch
• Choose: The best Apple Watch
• Boot up: Set up your Apple Watch
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• Sweat: Use the Workout app (opens in new tab)
• GPS or cell: Which one do you need?
• Find a deal: Best Apple Watch deals
Since the inception of the Apple Watch in 2015, you no longer need an iPhone in your hand to get stuff done. With the ability to message family, call your friends, set up reminders, and of course track your workouts, the Apple Watch has made us all rethink what our watches can do for us. The most recent Apple Watch Series 8 -- and notably the new for '22 Apple Watch Ultra -- is the most advanced yet and can potentially save lives with features like blood oxygen monitoring, irregular heart rate notifications, and even fall detection.
* Read the reviews: * Watch Ultra * Watch Series 8 * Watch Series 7 *
Learn about watch OS 9
Apple's Watches are powered by watchOS, a version of Apple's iOS software that's specifically built for the wearable devices, and contains functions and features tuned for it. As of this writing, the latest software supported by the Apple Watch Series 8 is watchOS 9.3.1, released Feb. 13, along with new versions of Apple's software for iPhones, Apple TVs, and iPads.
* Best Watch tips * secret Watch features * Watch productivity tips *
How to fix common problems
If you've got Watch woes, rest assured, you're not alone. We've seen them all -- and we've fixed them all. We've got solutions to common problems, easy work-arounds for thorny issues, and fixes galore for crashes, reboot loops, and every other issue under the sun.
* Fix watchOS problems * Common Watch problems * Fix Watch battery *
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