At WWDC 2015, Apple unveiled the major upgrade for its initial version of watchOS and released the developer preview or Beta 1 of watchOS 2. Apple Watch users can now install the first major upgrade to their watch.
Along with the watchOS 2, Apple also announced the latest iOS, OS X and made available for download across all platforms. GizBot has already covered on how to install the iOS 9 Beta on range of iPhone devices.
Apple users with developer account can enjoy the privilege of access to the watchOS Beta 1. Users with Apple developer account can install the new OS upgrade to their Watch using this tutorial. The tutorial is provided in section for your easy understanding and the installation process to go smooth. Make sure you follow all the steps mentioned below.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is highly technical. If the devices brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the devices. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk.]
Preparing Apple Watch for Installation
Step 1: Unpair your iPhone and Apple Watch, or reset your Apple Watch to defaults for a clean installation of watchOS 2 Beta.
Step 2: Download and Install iOS 9 Beta on your iPhone from the Apple Developer portal
Register iPhone to install watchOS
Note: If your iPhone with iOS 9 installed, is already registered as a developer device, you can skip this section of the tutorial. Also, ensure that the UDID your iPhone, not your Apple Watch.
Step 1: Download and install the iOS 9 SDK (Xcode 7 beta) from Apple developer site.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to Mac and launch the Xcode 7 beta program.
Step 3: Click on Windows >> Organizer and copy the 40 character UDID identifier field.
Step 4: Sign in to Certificates, Identifier & Profiles using your developer-registered Apple ID.
Step 5: Click on Add (+) button to begin registration.
Step 6: Enter a name for your device and paste the UDID from Step 4.
Step 7: Click continue to confirm and complete registration.
After preparing Apple Watch and iPhone, now download the watchOS 2 Beta version directly to your iPhone from the Apple Developer portal. Download watchOS 2 Beta
Complete Step-by-step watchOS 2 Beta Installation Process
Step 1: Charge your Apple Watch and ensure it has at least 80 percent of charge to keep it connected to the iPhone throughout the installation process.
Step 2: Pair your Apple Watch with iPhone and keep both devices closer.
Step 3: Connect iPhone to Wi-Fi
Step 4: Launch the profile, select Apple Watch as install location and reboot when prompted.
Step 5: Launch Apple Watch app on iPhone.
Step 6: Tap on My Watch >> General >> Software Update
Step 7: If requested, enter passcode to proceed.
Step 8: Wait until Apple logo appears on the Watch and wait until the installation completes.
Step 10: Apple Watch will automatically reboot once the update is done.
That's it, now you are all set to use watchOS 2 Beta on your Apple Watch. For further, assistant check out the video tutorial below.