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First Apple Watch update available now with improvements to apps, fitness tracking

The update also adds new emojis and support for seven additional languages.

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Apple on Tuesday released the first update to the Apple Watch . The update, which measures 51.6MB, addresses many of the complaints users have had since the smartwatch launched in April. One major area addressed with the update is the performance of third-party apps, which up until this point have been sluggish to open.

Additionally, Apple is making improvements to the Apple Watch's activity-tracking features. These include fixes for the watch's stand measurement, along with improvements to calculating distance and pace during outdoor walking and running workouts, and improvements to calculating calories during indoor cycling and rowing workouts.

In addition to improvements to Siri and overall accessibility of the watch, the update also adds support for seven new languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Thai and Turkish, along with support for new emoji characters.

The update, which will bring the Apple Watch up to version 1.0.1, is available now. To download it, head to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, tap General, followed by Software Update.