Apple Watch Start Pairing

Earlier this morning, we told you about a unique certificate of authenticity that appears when first pairing your Watch to your iPhone in iOS 8.2’s stock Apple Watch companion app and now we have our first look at the full pairing animations for the different Watch models.

Thanks to our Tehran, Iran-based tipster who blogs about technology at and develops iOS applications, we now have a pretty good idea how pairing a Watch to your iPhone looks like in person.

The animations were rendered using Apple’s iOS Simulator app. He even changed code strings in the companion Apple Watch iPhone app in order to capture the subtly different pairing animations for the stainless steel, aluminum and gold Watch models.

Check them out in the video below.

Again, the animation appears in the Apple Watch iOS app after you successfully pair your Apple Watch to an iPhone, depending on your specific model, case and size.

For those wondering, the pairing process can be done manually or by simply holding the device face up to your iPhone’s rear-facing iSight camera. As a nice touch, the Apple Watch app even greats you differently depending on the time of day — all in the name of horology and timekeeping!

Jeff has more on the pairing process and the Apple Watch companion app itself.

What do you guys think, cool or not?

Source: Twitter

  • Not going to lie. I am not getting apple watch.

    • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

      Not going to lie. I am getting an apple watch..

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    • Hussain Alsanona

      Not going to lie. I am getting apple watch.

    • Geoffrey Spencer

      Not going to lie. I do not care what you do or not do. In fact, nobody cares what you do or not do.

    • Yet*

    • Tom García

      Not going to lie. Me neither… I don’t know what the h*** I’ll do with that Apple Watch app.

  • Chang in Charge

    Not going to lie. I am getting an Apple Watch after months of saying this thing is dumb.

  • T_Will

    Not going to lie. I am getting apple watch.

    • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

      Not going to lie. I am getting an apple watch.

  • Andrew

    Im going to lie. Im getting an Apple Watch.

  • iPhoneWINS

    I’m definitely getting the redesigned V2 one that is thinner with proper battery life

    • iPhoneWINS

      oh and i didn’t lie

    • Mustang5Oh

      I’m on the same page with you there. No way will I buy one that needs to be charged daily or is as thick as this one. Next gen maybe but skipping this version for sure.

  • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

    Not going to lie. I am getting an apple watch

  • Lol I am awesome if I made every comment be like my 😀

  • iPodDroid

    Cool animation, problem is I won’t getting an apple watch so I won’t be seeing this much

  • I’m going to get one, I can’t wait. I want the sport watch mainly because I don’t have to carry my phone with me to run and I can wait till I get home and sync my workouts.

    • Lance Baker

      I believe all the models are capable of doing the same stuff. They are just built with different materials. I’m going for the Sport because I like the aluminum finish.

      • kron1k 

        I’m going with Sport because paying more is ludicrous

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Upvote this if you pressed “Start Pairing” on the picture above.

    • TechLove

      Lol, I am not that dumb.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        The ones who did it say I’m not that dumb to do it

  • Rear-facing iSight camera…?! *rolls eyes*

  • Derrick Tyson

    Not going to lie. I am getting two Apple Watches.

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    I am not going to lie. AppleWatch will stink and I will bash the heck out of it until I get one. Then it rocks!

  • Macdemon

    I’m tempted but only as a way to monitor improvements in my general health. 🙂

  • LocalH

    Not gonna lie…I’m hungry.

  • Pablo

    Just my opinion, but iOS 7 and 8 are all about minimalism, simplicity…I think the apple watch apps are breaking that on the iphone, starting with the app icon and now the animation…great animation but I don’t think it goes well with the rest of the iOS

    • CasonAsherTech

      Really? I think that that animation, being made completely out of lettering and lines, was very simplistic. The app icon is also really flat and nice. I think it blends together nicely.

  • Fahad

    Not gonna lie. I was going to buy Apple Watch but then the price slapped me in the face.

    • johnsm

      if you can’t spare 350 for a product you love you are too cheap

      • Fahad

        Haha its not the apple watch sport I wanted. i wanted the space black apple watch steel w/link bracelet, which was above $1000

      • johnsm

        the hardware is the same… unless you care so much about fashion the sport is just fine

  • Mike Chu

    > As a nice touch, the Apple Watch app even greats you differently depending on the time of day

    Don’t you mean greets?

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