Just months after its integration with Bing, ChatGPT has moved to iOS as a third-party app exclusively for the Apple Watch.
It’s called Petey-AI Assistant and was created by his developer Hidede van de Ploeg (listed as Modum B.V. in the App Store). It was originally known as watchGPT but had to be renamed due to trademark issues with the “GPT” acronym. The developer posted a demo on his Twitter.Judging by his video, Petey works similarly to his Siri. Open her app and ask her a question and she will respond in seconds with text-to-speech. To continue your request, swipe down on the watch face and tap Reply. Unlike Apple’s own Siri girlfriend, Petey, as an assistant, can provide fairly complex answers, such as step-by-step instructions for catching fish.
One of her problems with voice assistants like Siri is that they’re pretty strict about what they can do. To get answers, you have to ask these AIs specific questions in specific ways. ChatGPT, on the other hand, is more flexible in what it can do, from writing his business letter to writing his Christmas story. Petey’s abilities are hard to judge, but at least it doesn’t seem like it should be too hard.
Petey is still a work in progress as new features are being added all the time. Only a handful to work with so far. For starters, you can share your answers with others “via text, email, or social media,” but the App Store listing doesn’t specify which.
This app can be set as a complication on your Apple Watch face for quick access. Support for multiple languages has also increased, bringing the total to 14. Petey currently supports German, Italian, Japanese, and more. If you prefer, Petey also comes with a small on-screen keyboard for entering questions. It might be better to use your voice.
A few things are in the works for future updates. As far as we know, van der Ploeg is working on adding a history tool to allow going back to previous questions, making voice input the default, and improving the overall performance of the app to allow multiple questions. We are making it possible for you to
However, there are some caveats. First of all, the app is not free, as from the App Store he has to purchase the app for $4.99 (about £4, more than AUD$7, about €5). Petey requires an Apple Watch running watchOS 9 or later. So be sure to update your device if you haven’t yet. Rest assured that your privacy is safe as the software does not collect any user data.
Unfortunately, those with Android smartwatches are out of luck. When asked about his possible Android version, van der Ploeg said there is no version because “his skill does not allow it.”