Apple Watch and watchOS get ChatGPT app with watch face complication
It is now possible to access ChatGPT directly from an Apple Watch. The app works in several languages, can answer complex questions and can send responses via email, SMS or social media, among other features.
Developer Hidde van der Ploeg has released a ChatGPT-based app for the watchOS, dubbed watchGPT. Still listed as ‘Petey – AI Assistant’ on the Apple App Store, the paid app comes with a complication that allows the application to be launched directly from a compatible watch face. With the app open, it is then possible to make voice requests that ChatGPT then processes and attempts to answer.
In theory, the Apple Watch’s small display makes watchGPT a better alternative than conventional search engines for quickly looking up information. Currently, the app supports Dutch, English, French, and Spanish; it remains to be seen when van der Ploeg will integrate other language options. According to the developer, their app can also share answers via email, SMS or social media while not collecting any data itself. Additionally, van der Ploeg hopes to add features like the ability to read answers via an Apple Watch’s built-in speaker and to have entire conversations within the app.
Moreover, it will soon be possible to trigger voice inputs directly from the watch complication rather than clicking to open the app and then making a request. Furthermore, van der Ploeg wants will to integrate a history of previous requests. All features should arrive via free updates, although Petey – AI Assistant is a US$4.99 purchase through the Apple App Store.
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Alex Alderson, 2023-03-14 (Update: 2023-03-14)