Apple released WatchOS 5.1 on October 31st and shortly after pulled the release after several users reported it was bricking their Apple Watch. Today Apple has released WatchOS 5.1.1 to the public.
watchOS 5.1.1 includes the same maintenance points as the original watchOS 5.1 software update released last week. Apple highlights an improvement to fall detection alerts, fixes for Walkie-Talkie issues, and a fix for Activity award issues.
“Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will now also play a message that informs the responder that Apple Watch has detected a fall and shares your location coordinates when possible.”
“Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users”
“Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie”
“Addresses an issue where some previously earned Activity awards were not showing in the Awards tab of the Activity app for some users”