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Everything you can do with Force Touch on Apple Watch

Caitlin McGarry | May 8, 2015
Apple's new gesture for Apple Watch gives apps more options with less screen real estate.

Alarm: Force Touch is the only way to add a new alarm within the Alarm watch app.

Calendar: A forceful press in the Calendar app lets you toggle between a view of your day and a look at your schedule for the week.

Third-party apps putting Force Touch to good use include:

Shazam hid a fun feature behind Force Touch which lets the app run in the background and create a playlist of every song you hear throughout the day. In Hipchat, Force Touch lets you switch between views of rooms, people, or both. Then when you dive into a chat, a forceful press lets you send a thumbs up/down or dictate a reply. The New York Times watch app offers news tidbits from the day's biggest stories, but Force Touch an article to read it later on your iPhone. In Twitter's watch app, use Force Touch to compose a tweet.

And those are just the apps we've discovered using Force Touch so far. Are any of your favorite watch apps using the new gesture? Let us know in the comments.


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