iOS and watch OS question

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Hi. I heard that people on iOS 8 and watch OS 1 had to update there phone to iOS 9 before updating there watch to watch OS 2 or there watch would not work. I did not have a watch back then. However, my phone is now on 9.0.2 because the latest iOS does not have a jailbreak. My watch came with watch OS 2.0.1 installed. iOS 9.0.2 and watch OS 2.0.1 seem to be working for me. My watch app is saying that there is a 2.1 update. Is it safe to update the watch and keep the phone on iOS 9.0.2? Also, how is watch OS 2.1 with VoiceOver? Thank you.

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Submitted by Greg Wocher on Sunday, December 27, 2015

Hello,
I just received my watch on Christmas eve. I am running iOS 9.2 on my phone. When I got the watch it had watch OS 2.0 on it. It told me I had an upgrade to version 2.1 of the software. Mine updated just fine. I did not lose any speech or anything of that nature. You should be fine. I will say it took a while to finish the update once it started. Once the software downloaded it took nearly another half an hour before it finished doing the update.

Regards,
Greg Wocher