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Glide for iPhone has been updated on the App Store today with Apple Watch support, becoming the first app to bring one-way real-time video messaging to the wrist-worn gizmo. The app lets you see a preview of video messages up to five minutes long on your wrist and respond straight from your Apple Watch.

Other features include getting quick updates to the Watch when friends send you videos, texts or photos without needing to take out your iPhone, accessing all chats and missed events and more.

The app actually streams previews of full video messages from your iPhone to the Watch, optimized for the device’s tiny display. Viewing their full-length versions is the function of the iPhone app.

That’s where Glide’s Handoff support jumps in, allowing you to continue watching a full-resolution video on your iPhone in an instant.

Glide for Apple Watch also supports responding to a Glide video with dictation, texts or emoji.

“We are very bullish on the Apple Watch and believe that live video messaging from your wrist will rapidly become the easiest way to keep in touch with friends and family on the go,” said Glide CEO Ari Roisman in a statement to Venture Beat.

Although the first-generation Apple Watch lacks a built-in camera, Glide for Apple Watch is the closest thing to the stuff of science fiction people have been dreaming up for years.

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But if Apple’s relentless product integration is anything to go by, future Apple Watches are likely to incorporate a FaceTime camera for taking photos and placing Face Time video calls from the wrist.

Download Glide free in the App Store.

Source: Venture Beat

  • Andrew

    “The app lets you see a preview of video messages up to five minutes long on your wrist and respond straight from your Apple Watch” – Then your watch battery dies

    • most vid clips will be 15 seconds.

    • Jamessmooth

      Or your arm gets tired from holding your wrist up for so long.

      • Andrew


      • Andrew

        then you think, oh yeah I have a nice 5.5 inch phone to watch this on

  • iPhoneWINS

    yeh the apple watch V1 is really inadequate for 2015.. a case that thick with no cameras? rally lol….. i am happily watching for V2 with thinner case .. camera and better battery oh and lower price..

    • Fanboy 

      Yes because when an iPhone comes out every year with new features they lower the price right? LOL guess you’ll be waiting forever buddy.

    • That_Fruitarian

      Which smart watches are adequate for 2015?

    • Apple first had to see if the Watch would be a hit. Camera will come in the next version. Oh and of course it’ll be thinner.

  • Shingo

    iwatch2 will have front cam

  • So a year from now you’ll replace your version 1 Apple Watch; (keeping the band) with the Facetime Capable Apple Watch 2; and give the first Watch to your little brother or nephew. Progress.

    • M2

      No. They will most likely require new bands if the model is thinner. Apple makes a crapload off of accessories. Sucks but will lost likely happen.

  • port87

    the watch now needs a camera to make this seamless.

  • Dante Arellano

    Its getting ridiculoussssssssss int goint to play with two stupid inches of screen i even want use my ipod touch 5g cux looks to small fuckk