Force Close Apple Watch Apps 2

Last week saw the release of Apple’s first software update for the Apple Watch.

Among other changes, the flurry of enhancements in Watch OS 1.0.1 include performance improvements related to both Apple’s stock apps and third-party applications you download from the App Store.

Unlike stock apps that run directly on the device, third-party ones run as WatchKit extensions on your iPhone and are then streamed off the phone to your wrist. That’s why opening Twitter, Instagram, CalcBot, or any other third-party app for that matter, takes a frustratingly long time to load vs. native apps.

In that regard, Watch OS 1.0.1 should have changed things for the better, but has it? If you own an Apple Watch, and have updated to Watch OS 1.0.1, do your favorite apps now load faster than before?

If you don’t own an Apple Watch, or haven’t yet updated to Watch OS 1.0.1, please don’t vote.

Cast your vote below.

Since updating to Watch OS 1.0.1, I’ve definitely noticed improvements.

That’s especially the case after disabling Bluetooth to use the Apple Watch via Wi-Fi. Not only do apps load noticeably faster than they used to, but are more responsive to interact with as well.

Has that been your experience, too?

  • Lagax

    Glances are loading like 10x faster. Apps improved a little bit.

  • Picapollo

    I don’t have an  watch but! I voted yes!

    • Lucus Bendzsa

      You are swaying the data

  • kurt

    I received my watch the day the update came out and I just installed it right away so I don’t know!

  • Pokeh321

    Glances are faster but apps seem to have actually slowed down.

  • Chang in Charge

    It definitely made the fitness tracking less accurate, glances faster, apps I can’t really tell seems pretty much the same.

  • lukemul69

    I only use it to tell the time now -___-

  • James G

    I wanted to know the answer but don’t own an Apple Watch so selected I’m not sure.

  • Josh Venegas

    umm maybe if i had my apple watch by now i could vote…

  • MaRz Franco

    Not good. The weather app still takes more then 20secs sometimes never opens. 3rd party apps open 8-15secs. The watch is nice and it tells time but using apps on ur phone is way faster. The Hue App is the worst, 5x faster to pull out phone, and click widget to turn light on

  • mason ahmed

    still missing some languages like Arabic

  • Ds

    All these post about the Apple Watch makes me wish I had one… but every time I unlock my iPhone and see my jailbreak.. makes me glad I don’t have one.

  • Jay Catterson

    Heart rate sensor is messed up now. But apps are a tad more responsive.

  • I would like to see a setting for the duration of the watch activation. I check the time; and before it can sink into my brain; the screen goes black. How about an option to add as much time as the user needs. At least an extra 5 seconds. Or even an On always option. Maybe we’ll just have to wait for a watch jb.