After making watchOS 5 public last week for all Apple Watch users, Apple has just released version 5.0.1 of its operating system for watches.
watchOS 5.0.1 is a small update out of the ordinary that solves several problems of the original version (watchOS 5.0.0) released last week and that does not bring any important news. To see news we must wait a few weeks until watchOS 5.1.
This update improves, specifically, an error that made the exercise minutes exceed the actual minutes in some cases. It also improves the measurement of the minutes that we are standing, since some users saw it as not registering them correctly.
Also, it improves a problem that made the Apple Watch not load correctly when plugged in.
The update to watchOS 5.0.1 is now available. Remember that you must go to the Watch app on your iPhone. There, go to General -> Software Update”. The watchOS 5.0 5.0.1 update available for download will appear. Remember that the Apple Watch must be near the iPhone and loading to install the updates.
This update, even in an operating system as recent as watchOS, is out of the normal path of Apple software updates. Normally, in watchOS 3 and watchOS 4 for example, we should wait more than a month for an operating system update.