Getting Started With the Apple Watch and watchOS

Listed below is a selection of posts from across the AppleVis website which have been especially selected to help you setup and get to know your first Apple Watch.

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Blog Post by David Goodwin on Thursday, October 11, 2018

Traditionally, it's any new iPhones which are the highlight of Apple's fall product launches. However, for this year's “Gather Round” event, it was the Apple Watch Series 4 which was the star of the show for me. It was in my opinion the most ground-breaking in terms of product evolution; and, whereas I was somewhat underwhelmed by the three new iPhones, the Apple Watch had me impressed and… Read more

Blog Post by David Goodwin on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In this post I explain the importance of reporting accessibility-related bugs to Apple; and make a few suggestions for the best way to do so.

AppleVis is a great platform for talking about VoiceOver, braille, and low vision bugs - to confirm with others that what you are experiencing is actually a bug; to seek and share workarounds; or to simply vent the occasional frustration - but we also need to make sure that the Accessibility Team at Apple is aware of each and every bug so that… Read more

Blog Post by David Woodbridge on Thursday, April 9, 2015

When I spent a few hours with the Apple watch on April 8th 2015, I jotted down notes about the Apple watch’s physical description, general overall points, low vision and speech features, hearing, and Siri.

Some Initial Points

In a recent podcast of mine looking at the click wheel on the iPod nano 4/5th generations, and the touch screen access on the iPod nano 6/7th generations, VoiceOver access on the Apple watch has far exceeded my expectations.

It is important to… Read more

Guide by mehgcap on Thursday, April 7, 2016


On the Apple Watch, you can save the names of twelve contacts, and access those contacts at any time by pressing the "Friends" button (the rectangle next to the digital crown). That's great, but what if you have more than twelve friends? What if you have a set of family members and a set of business contacts, but don't want the two all mixed together? The answer: groups.

Similar to groups in contacts on most platforms, the Apple Watch lets you make groups into which… Read more