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Time To Update Your Apple Watch

Watch OS 1.0.1 brings performance improvements --but no "Find My Watch" feature -- to Apple's first wearable.

Posted on May 19, 2015, at 12:57 p.m. ET

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The Apple Watch is getting its first-ever software update.

Apple on Monday rolled out Watch OS 1.0.1, the next iteration of the Apple Watch's operating system. Following the retail launch of Apple's first wearable by less than a month, the software update is largely focused on performance improvements. Specifically, it promises enhancements for Siri, third party apps, accessibility and calorie calculation. Also onboard: support for the more than 300 new Emoji characters added in iOS 8.3 and OS X 10.10.3, and a handful of new languages, among them Russian, Swedish and Dutch.

The update is available through the iPhone's Apple Watch app.

Not included in this particular update: a rumored "Find My Watch" feature that would help the absent-minded locate misplaced Apple Watches with their iPhones. While Apple is indeed developing such a feature -- as first reported by 9to5Mac -- sources tell BuzzFeed News that it's still a ways off.

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