Force Touch on Apple Watch changes emoji color

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American model and activist Christy Turlington-Burns has posted her third blog entry about on Apple’s website, revealing a few previously unknown tidbits about the Apple Watch.

The finding that caught my attention deals with Force Touch, a technology involving pressure-sensitive electrodes around the display that can distinguish between a touch and a press to show hidden options.

Among other things, it’s possible to use Force Touch to easily change the color of animated emoji in instant messages.

Christy, who was born and raised in California but is currently preparing to run the London Marathon, paid a visit to her US friends and family this week and used the device to stay in touch with her sons.

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“While we were apart, my daughter and I were sending animated emoji to the boys,” she said. “The faces are the best because they’re so expressive. If you press the screen, you can change the color,” she continued.

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Image via Wired.

In another revelation, Christy wrote that the device is capable of capturing a user’s heart rates extremely accurately by flashing its LED lights on the back “hundreds of times per second”.

Christy’s previous blog entry has confirmed that the device can learn about its user’s stride enough over time to start accurately track workouts without an iPhone.

Source: Apple