1. Teague Kelley's Avatar
    Lol all of you jumping to ios9. I learned my lesson back on 7. There's no real features that I want right now with iOS 9 or the new watch OS. I'll wait for the fall update
    06-10-2015 01:31 PM
  2. Scatabrain's Avatar
    How in tarnations do you put a firmware on the watch?
    06-10-2015 01:33 PM
  3. ocrane's Avatar
    lol, I was hoping you knew..
    06-10-2015 01:43 PM
  4. ocrane's Avatar
    I just lost connection with him, but so far he is suggesting that I have to reset the app as new using the watch app on the phone, but then I lost connection and I have yet to have him call back.
    so are you gonna call them back or....
    06-10-2015 01:45 PM
  5. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure that like the iPhone's OS, once it's upgraded and is non-beta, you're stuck with it.

    I know there were some workarounds on the older OS for iPhone but they've locked down a lot since then.
    06-10-2015 01:45 PM
  6. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    so are you gonna call them back or....

    I called them back, and it looks like there is no way to have it done. I suppose the only option is to stick it out two weeks, or have a watch that is not useable. I may still wear my watch for the time/activity, and then manually add steps to the Health App. I will then try iOS 9 on beta 2 and see if there is any improvements.
    06-10-2015 01:47 PM
  7. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Separate line of thinking on battery: Looking at the dev forums, since launch a few have had battery issues.

    The theory is the watch is struggling to find wifi. Some say resetting network settings on phone fixed it for them. Others said unrelated phone replacement did it. Possibly for same reason. I just reset my network and I believe it is better. Will report in an hour or so. Harmless thing to try.
    suprmanx7 likes this.
    06-10-2015 01:49 PM
  8. anon(5718668)'s Avatar
    Not sure whether anyone's tried using those firmware files that were posted? Have sent my watch to Apple to be reset so cannot try them out. Perhaps Airdrop - like the config. file?
    06-10-2015 01:51 PM
  9. ocrane's Avatar
    Separate line of thinking on battery: Looking at the dev forums, since launch a few have had battery issues.

    The theory is the watch is struggling to find wifi. Some say resetting network settings on phone fixed it for them. Others said unrelated phone replacement did it. Possibly for same reason. I just reset my network and I believe it is better. Will report in an hour or so. Harmless thing to try.
    ill try the same, 49% right now
    06-10-2015 01:51 PM
  10. rpol86's Avatar
    Has anyone tried Xcode? I am wondering if that will work since you get the UDID for the watch to register it as a developer maybe there is a way thru there to install it.
    06-10-2015 02:09 PM
  11. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Not getting better results after reset network. Still 4-5% per 30 min.
    06-10-2015 02:20 PM
  12. anon(5718668)'s Avatar
    You would have thought that Apple would have had the common sense to solve a problem like this simply? A sort of DFU mode for Watch, allowing it to be connected to iTunes. Guess these things can get overlooked...
    06-10-2015 02:32 PM
  13. Morgulio's Avatar
    Have the same problem with my Apple Watch...

    Just try to find how can I send the firmware file to AW and look for the app for Bluetooth 4 LE (I can't post links, so find yourself LightBlue in the AppStore) and try to connect from the app to my AW in pairing mode.
    So, I can pair with code on AW display and see several values, advertised by AW through BT:
    How can I downgrade Watch OS 2 to 1.0.1?-img_0839.jpg How can I downgrade Watch OS 2 to 1.0.1?-img_0840.jpg

    If we'll find AW exchange protocol, than we can upload firmware directly to AW!

    Also, it works from my Macbook Pro 13" late 2012 with BT 4 LE:
    How can I downgrade Watch OS 2 to 1.0.1?-2015-06-10-21.41.25.png
    Last edited by Morgulio; 06-10-2015 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Add screenshot
    06-10-2015 02:34 PM
  14. baz1536's Avatar
    yesterday my battery life was awful on watch.
    today I took it off at 7.26am and it is now 7.36pm and I am down to 43% with standard usage.
    I think it is slightly worse but better than yesterday

    What I noticed though was I did a fresh install on the watch then restored a backup. I had to go through all apps and turn them off then turn them on again. iOS9 is getting me annoyed more than the watchOS.
    Last edited by baz1536; 06-10-2015 at 03:33 PM.
    06-10-2015 02:37 PM
  15. inspectorgadjet's Avatar
    I would like to point out that iOS backups have never stored the firmware in their backups and it only stores your settings and data. You can safely assume the watch backups are the same so trying to restore the watch backup is not going to do anything to the firmware.
    Dave Marsh and anon(5718668) like this.
    06-10-2015 03:02 PM
  16. ocrane's Avatar
    yesterday my battery life was awful on watch.
    today I took it off at 7.26am and it is now 7.36 and I am down to 43% with standard usage.
    I think it is slightly worse but better than yesterday

    What I noticed though was I did a fresh install on the watch then restored a backup. I had to go through all apps and turn them off then turn them on again. iOS9 is getting me annoyed more than the watchOS.
    I am at exactly the same, maybe after all the restores and network setting resets it helped.
    06-10-2015 03:04 PM
  17. jpgti's Avatar
    Im really surprised all of you are having so much trouble on Watch OS 2. I pulled mine of the charger at 8am this morning. Its now 2PM and I am at 75%, pretty typical. Also, my taps and notifications are working fine. I did a complete setup from scratch after the OS2 install, dunno if that made a difference.
    06-10-2015 04:03 PM
  18. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Im really surprised all of you are having so much trouble on Watch OS 2. I pulled mine of the charger at 8am this morning. Its now 2PM and I am at 75%, pretty typical. Also, my taps and notifications are working fine. I did a complete setup from scratch after the OS2 install, dunno if that made a difference.
    I'm willing to try that!
    06-10-2015 04:08 PM
  19. Rich Woods's Avatar
    There has to be a way to do this. There has to be a recovery mode that will allow you to pair it with a phone that will download and install the OS. That's why recovery modes exist, so if through some software issue, the device is rendered unusable, you can download a fresh image and install it. They have it on Mac and they have it on iOS. Why wouldn't they have it on WatchOS? Also, I would think iMore would have written something about this by now
    06-10-2015 04:32 PM
  20. realogic's Avatar
    Weird thing that I just reported to Apple;
    I see now on my Macbook that bluetooth is connected (three dots).. Pressing the icon show no device, but going to System profiler I see that Apple Watch is connected actively to my Mac for no reasons!
    Here the result: (sorry, Italian language)
    Dispositivi (abbinati, configurati, ecc.):
    Apple Watch:
    Indirizzo: 78-9F-70-81-BD-49
    Indirizzo casuale: No
    Servizi:
    Abbinato: No
    Configurato: S
    Connesso: S
    Tipo di dispositivo: A basso consumo
    AFH: Attivo
    Mappa AFH: ffff0f0010
    RSSI: -78
    Ruolo: Centrale
    Modalit connessione: Modalit attiva
    Intervallo: 0 ms

    Pretty weird..
    06-10-2015 05:03 PM
  21. Morgulio's Avatar
    Can you try to open iTunes and look for Apple Watch there?
    06-10-2015 05:09 PM
  22. jpgti's Avatar
    I'm willing to try that!
    Wasn't even on purpose. I upgraded the watch and forgot to unpair it first. It stayed paired, but nothing was working. Nothing would sync over to the watch. Unpaired the watch, paired setup as a new watch and its been working fine since.
    06-10-2015 05:10 PM
  23. ocrane's Avatar
    Can you try to open iTunes and look for Apple Watch there?
    if only it was that easy...
    06-10-2015 05:13 PM
  24. realogic's Avatar
    Nothing shown in iTunes ..
    06-10-2015 05:19 PM
  25. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I am reserving judgement until tonight but i got 3-4 % in last hour after un-pair, create as new.
    06-10-2015 05:30 PM
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