ChatGPT lands on Apple Watch and Siri should be worried
Just a few months after integrating with Bing, ChatGPT made its way to iOS as a third-party app exclusive to the Apple Watch.
His name is Petey – AI Assistant (opens in a new tab) and was created by developer Hidde van de Ploeg (listed as Modum BV in the App Store). It was originally known as watchGPT, but due to trademark issues with the acronym “GPT”, the name had to be changed. looking at demo video posted by the developer on Twitter. Petey works similarly to Siri. You open the app, ask it a question, and it responds within seconds using text-to-speech. To continue your inquiry, swipe down on the watch face, then tap Reply. Unlike Apple’s Siri, Petey as an assistant can give quite complex answers, such as giving steps how to catch a fish.
One of the problems with voice assistants like Siri is that they’re pretty rigid about what they can do. You have to ask these AI questions in a certain way to get an answer. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is more flexible in what it can do, from writing business letters to even editing Christmas stories. It’s hard to say exactly how capable Petey is, but at least it looks like you won’t have to struggle with it as much.
work in progress
Petey is a work in progress as new features are added constantly. You have a handful of work to do at the moment. For starters, you can share your answers with others “via text, email, or social media,” though the App Store listing doesn’t specify which ones.
The app can be set as a complication on the Apple Watch face for quick access. Multi-language support is also increasing, bringing the total to 14. Petey now supports German, Italian, and Japanese, just to name a few. If you prefer, Petey comes with a small on-screen keyboard so you can type questions. It’s probably better if you use your voice.
As for future updates, we’re working on a few things. From what is knownvan der Ploeg is working on adding a history tool that would allow you to return to a previous question, setting voice input to default, and improving the app’s overall performance so that it can be asked multiple questions.
However, there are a few caveats. Firstly, the app is not free as you have to buy it for $4.99 (around £4, over $7 and almost €5) on the App Store. To use the Petey app, you need an Apple Watch with watchOS 9 or later. So make sure you update your device if you haven’t already. We should mention that the software does not collect user data, so you can rest assured that your privacy is safe.
Unfortunately, Android smartwatch users won’t be out of luck. When asked about a potential version of Android, van der Ploeg said there won’t be one because his “skills won’t allow [for] this”. Be careful when using AI software for fitness and health purposes on the watch as Amazfit tries to trick users into using ChatGPT.