apple watch companionThe Apple Watch has been pegged for a release this year and if the recent rumors are to be believed, we could be looking at a launch in March. Now as you might have heard, iOS 8.2 made some mentions to the upcoming wearable and now thanks to the folks at 9to5Mac and developer Steve Troughton-Smith, they have managed to recreate the Apple Watch companion app based on a software mechanism developed by Troughton-Smith.

In terms of features of the companion app, which has been dubbed the Apple Watch Companion, there aren’t many surprises. The app will function like most companion apps for wearables and will allow users to toggle all sorts of features, such as alarms, reminders, and notifications for achievements based on milestones that the wearer sets for themselves.

There are options for a Weekly Summary that gives the user a recap on how much they have moved during the previous week, and apart from fitness-based notifications and tracking, the Companion app will also feature functions that are related to the iPhone. The app also shows an option for a passcode which will be used to help facilitate Apple Pay payments.

The Companion app also confirms that the Apple Watch will feature its own storage and will have the ability to play songs that are stored directly in it, as well as photos. It is unclear as to whether this could be the final design of the app’s UI, but 9to5Mac states that it is likely to change at launch, but for now it does give us an idea of what to expect.

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