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Apple’s new WatchOS 5 comes with Walkie Talkie app

One of the most exciting announcements at WWDC this week, was the unveiling of a brand new feature for the Apple Watch that is exclusive to the new WatchOS 5 software that the company also revealed at the event in San Jose.

That feature is called Walkie Talkie and it’s a new app that will let Apple Watch users running WatchOS 5, send quick voice messages to each other.

Push-to-Talk messages can be sent through WiFi as well as 4G and at WWDC, Apple gave a quick demonstration on how it works much to the delight of the audience – we’ve added a clip below for those who want to see it.

As we highlighted above, you’ll need WatchOS 5 to enjoy this feature and sadly Apple also confirmed at the event that the first generation Apple Watch won’t be upgraded to WatchOS 5 so you’ll be missing out on the new Walkie Talkie app.

For everyone else though, this app could be a game changer for the device and it will definitely provide an interesting new twist on speaking to family and friends this way, rather than a full voice call which you don’t always have time to make.

Are you excited about using this app? Look out for WatchOS 5 this Fall.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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