In this demo, I show you how to use the Now Playing Glance to control the BlindSquare GPs app running on your iPhone.  Simply press the Play/Pause button in the Now Playing glance to start the automated menus, and press again to make your selection.  I also discovered if you press the Previous button in the Now Playing glance, this will give your current location without going through the automated menus.  If you have being using the Now Playing glance and your watch locks, pressing the digital crown will return you to this glance: if not two finger flick up from the clock face screen will return to the current glance, if its not the Now Playing glance, just two finger flick left or right to locate the Now Playing glance and off you go.  In the demo, I put BlindSquare GPs to sleep via the automated menus, to wake it up again, just press the Play/Pause button in the Now Playing glance to take BlindSquare GPs out of sleep mode, and your fine to use the automated menus again.  The Music app on the Apple watch will not control BlindSquare GPS, it is only Now Playing glance that actually works its magic.

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In this demo, I show you how to toggle VoiceOver Speak on Wrist Raise within the iOS Apple watch app on the iPhone.  This was probably one of the first things I did with VoiceOver on the watch after the first 24 hours.

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Having a play with the World Clock on the Apple watch, and adding a location using the Clock app on the iPhone within the World clock tab.

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In this demo, I have a bit of a play around with the Weather app on the Apple watch with VoiceOver switching between between locations which I'd previously setup on my iPhone and changing view from temperature, weather conditions to chance of rain.

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In this demo, I give you a bit of a taste of what it is like to use Siri on the Apple watch either using "Hay Siri" or holding in the Digital Crown, waiting for the vibration, speaking command, receiving a conformation vibration, and then listening to the response back from Siri via VoiceOver.  In this demo I demo asking for a country time, making a phone call, sending a voice message, using the Timer, open the Settings folder and an application, and asking Siri to tell me a joke.

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In this demo, I show you how to use the Timer app which you can get to via the Home app screen by pressing the Digital crown once from the Clock Face screen or asking Siri to open Timer.  Great app which gets used everyday as I'm the main cook for our family: certainly beats getting my iPhone grubby in the kitchen.

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In this demo I show how easy it is to send a message on your Apple watch using voice dictation.

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In this demo I take you through using the Remote app on my Apple watch with the Apple tv.  Once you've paired the Remote app with the Apple tv, its a simple matter of either using the gesture area to flick up, down, left or right or using the Menu button to go back and the Play button to start/stop play.  Also tried out entering my parental pin with Netflix which worked out fine.

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In this demo I go through the Phone app on the Apple watch which allows you to check/dial your favourites and recent calls, and access your contacts.  Voice mail is also available within the Phone app as a function, but it just says to use your iPhone to check for voice mails.  Don't know about sighted folks, but would be nice to have a keypad to use to dial numbers manually, but Siri does this anyway.

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In this demo, I show you how to play sync'd music from your iPhone on the  Apple watch, and changing source play between the watch and the phone.  Remember when playing music on the Apple watch, you'll need to use Bluetooth speakers or head phones: although you can access your Airplay speakers in the house via your iPhone as I show in the demo.  As with the iPhone, when your playing music on the Apple watch, you'll get VoiceOver coming over the BT device as well.

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In this demo, I show you how to enter power reserve mode on the Apple watch (from Side/Friends button held in for 2 seconds) or from the Settings glance.  As power reserve only displays the time, no other functions are running on the Apple watch: including VoiceOver.  So with the assistance of the light detector app running on my iPhone 6 plus, I show you what  happens when you press the side/friends button in. The light detecter emits a higher pitch as the time appears on the top right hand side of the screen and then goes away after a second or two. If you hold the side/friends button in for 4 seconds, again with the assistance of the light detector,the  Apple logo lights up in the middle of the screen, stays on, and the Apple watch is restarting back to the clock face, full functionality, and of course VoiceOver.

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In this demo, I change the band on my partners Apple sports.  I think You'll be surprised how easy it actually is in practice.  Simply push in the button that is flush on the back of the case wright next to where the band  slots in (depressing the button with my finger nail), slide the band out whilst button held in, slide in new  band, and off you go.  Of course if your replacing both  bands, do the same on the other side as well (smile) not just changing sizes as with the Flouroelastimer bands.

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In this demo, I take you through the process of reading mail within the Mail app on the Apple watch, and replying to a mail message.

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In this demo, I show you how to navigate the Calendar, switch between 7 and today views, and show you how to create a new appointment rather than the iPhone.

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In this demo, I take you through the process of creating an alarm, where to edit an existing alarm or delete an alarm using VoiceOver on the Apple watch.

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In this demo, I take you through setting up the Activity app via the iOS Apple watch app on the iPhone (in Health and Activity app settings screen), and then show you how to navigate the Activity app on the Apple watch itself.

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In this demo, I show you how to answer an incoming call by selecting the answer button on the screen of the Apple watch, make a call using Siri and the side/friends button, muting an incoming call, and like the iPhone with VoiceOver) using two finger double tap to answer or hang up a call.  As of this recording, two finger tap does not start/stop music (within the music app on the Apple watch) as it does on the iPhone.

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In this demo, I demonstrate how the Apple watch functions when the iPhone is turned off. As it turns out, you can still access clock face/time/date etc, last synced, Calendar/Mail list, last reported weather, alarm, stop watch, timer, world time, play music last synced to the Apple watch, activity and workout apps, check phone app for your most recent received calls before your iPhone was turned off, and quite surprisingly if your Apple watch is still in the same area where you had your iPhone connected to a wifi network such as home, you can still use Siri and access/read your messages plus sending/receiving.

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In this demo, I take you through the process of removing a 3rd party app  from the Apple watch using the Apple watch iOS app.  Keep in mind that unless you actually remove an app from your iPhone, the app stay listed in the iOS Apple watch,. The process of removing or showing an app on your Apple watch screen is as simple as toggling Show on Apple watch within the actual app setting screen in the Apple watch app.  Note - the Apple watch iOS app is organised with a list of settings at the top, and then a alphabetical list of default apps followed by an alphabetical list of 3rd party apps.  In addition to removing or showing an app on the Apple watch screen, if the app is shown, you can also choose to have app on or off in glances as well.

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In this demo, I show you how to pair a Bluetooth device to your Apple watch.  For this demo, I use my Jambox portable bluetooth speaker However, I have paired my Beats head phones, Aftershokz, and BEM speaker band.  To find Settings on the Apple watch: from the clock face press digital crown to go to Home app screen, flick left or right to find settings, 1 finger double tap to activate settings, flick right to locate Bluetooth, and your ready to go ahead and pair.  Keep in mind that voiceOver will be speaking through the BT device as well, and if you play music, both speech and music will be using the BT device unlike Airplay.

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In this demo, I show you how to connect the Apple watch to the magnetic charger (receiving both a ding and a msg from VoiceOver), and how to confirm the watch is charging from the Apple watch itself.  To confirm charge, you can either bring up glances with a two finger flick up from the clock face screen, and if necessary do a two finger flick left or right (depending on what glance you used last) to move to the battery glance and check the battery status or add the battery complication to your existing clock face (which I go through in the demo).

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In this demo, I go through using VoiceOver standard typing mode (1 finger double tap on a number) at the unlock pin number screen of your Apple watch when you first put your watch back on, take it off or lock it via the side/friends button (not mentioned in this demo- but hold the side/friends button in for 2 seconds and choose Lock).  After this, I show yo how to use your iPhone to unlock your Apple watch as well.

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In this demo, I show you how to power off the Apple watch (holding in side/friends button for 2 seconds and choose power off), wait for 30 seconds before turning it back on with the side/friends button again, 

wait a minute and a half, put pin number in at unlock screen (standard typing mode with VoiceOver - 1 finger double tapping on numbers), and your ready to go again.
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In this demo, I show you how to access the Apple watch notifications (two finger flick down at clock face), and Glances (two finger flick up at the clock face), and how to manage these in the iOS Apple watch app on the iPhone.  A good way to think of glances is like the today screen in iOS, and once you have brought them up via the two finger flick up, you can do a two finger flick left or right to move between them.  Pressing the digital crown once will both exit notifications and glances and take you back to the clock face.

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In this demo, I show you how to use the iOS Apple watch app on the iPhone to add friends to your friends circle on the Apple watch which is then accessed via the friends button.  In addition, the friends button is also used to Power off the Apple watch (hold in for two seconds) to select cancel, power off, power saving mode (not recommended for VoiceOver users), and Lock Apple watch screen. Note, once Apple watch is powered off, just hold in the friends button for 2 seconds, wait about a minute and a half and it'll be back in business.

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In this demo of the Apple watch, I take you through the digital crown options including single press Clock face to home screen, take focus back to central clock icon on the home screen, and home screen back to clock face.  Two press switch between last running apps and clock face.  3 press triple click accessibility short-cut if set to turn VoiceOver on or off.  Hold in to talk to Siri.  Scroll digital crown when on home screen to activate focused app.  Scroll digital crown to select complications when customising a clock face, and adjusting volume in the music player.  When VoiceOver digital crown navigation is on (toggled on or off via 2 finger triple tap), scrolling digital crown either way, moves VoiceOver focus to the previous or next item.  note - digital crown scroll to select focused item does not work when VoiceOver digital crown navigation is turned on.

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In this demo, I show you how to access clock faces on the Apple watch (force touch on the screen), access different clock faces including the X-Large for easy reading), point out the clock faces that include the second (not continuously speaking the second but reading the hour/minute/second), and take you through changing complications in the Modular clock face that I use (via 1 finger flick up/down action menu/customise) and the digital crown to change complications (plus changing colours in the x-large clock face.

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In this demo, I cover most of the VoiceOver gestures for navigating on the Apple watch including: 1 finger flick left/right (move previous/next item), 1 finger drag around screen (explore), 1 finger double tap (activate item), 1 finger flick up/down (action item or adjust slider), 2 finger double tap  (answering/hanging up call - not start/stop music in OS watch V1.0), 2  finger triple tap (digital crown navigation on/off), 2 finger flick up/down  (scroll down/up), 2 finger flick left/right (scroll right/left), 2 finger flick up/down at clock face (access Glances/Notifications), and 2 finger double tap hold/drag up/down (adjust VoiceOver volume up/down).

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In this demo, I take you through setting up the accessibility short-cut in the Apple watch iOS app to allow the triple pressing of the digital crown for either Voiceover or Zoom in the current release of the watch OS software V1.0.

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In this demo, I take you through the major features of the Apple watch os: clock face, home screen, settings, notifications, and glances.

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In this demo of my Apple watch series, I take a walk through of the Apple watch app on my iPhone 6 plus with the Apple watch connected.

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In this demo, I show you how to use the Ping option within the Settings glance to locate where you have put down your iPhone.  Oddly, in preparing for this demo, I had to use this function to find where in the house I left my iPhone (smile).  David.

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In this demo, I take you through unboxing my wife's Apple watch sports and  my Apple watch, quick run down of the layout of the Apple watch, setting  the Apple watch up using the iPhone Apple watch app/Apple watch itself, looking at the Apple watch app screens once watch connected, setting up access short-cut for voiceOver, exploring the Apple watch screens/settings folder, accessing notifications/Glances, accessing watch faces/complications, using Siri, using the digital crown, using the side/friends button, and taking the watch off/on and re-entering security pin: all using VoiceOver.

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September 17, 2014

iOS 8 overview using VoiceOver

iOS 8 overview using VoiceOver

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iOS 7.1 Siri, VoiceOver and Low Vision Changes, VO BT keyboard/Bug fix, and Apple TV 6.1 hide icons from Remote

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