Petey AI: The AI Chat App for iPhone and Apple Watch Users
If you’re an iPhone user looking for an AI chat app that you can also use on your Apple Watch, Petey AI might be the solution you’re looking for. With Petey, you can type, tap, or speak your requests and carry on a conversation with an AI. The chat not only appears on the screen but can also be spoken aloud. You can even share the chat with someone else via email, text message, or social media app.
Petey AI, formerly known as watchGPT, communicates with OpenAI’s ChatGPT on the backend and handles all the usual questions and requests you’d aim at an AI. But the app can also perform other tricks, such as displaying locations on Apple Maps and creating playlists with Apple Music. Petey keeps a history of your conversations so you can pick up where you left off. The entry for each chat can reveal locations, links, and the number of ChatGPT tokens you’ve used.
Petey is available in a few different ways. You can cough up $6.99 a month ($24.99 a month for GPT-4) for a subscription, or you can generate and paste a ChatGPT API key to use the app for free with GPT-3.5. Otherwise, Petey is free if you want to use it just on the Apple Watch and not on your iPhone.
To start using Petey on your iPhone and Apple Watch, download the app from the App Store. Open the app and you’ll see two choices for activation. Selecting the option for Unlock Petey for IOS prompts you to purchase a subscription after a free two-week trial. To avoid the pricey cost of a subscription, choose the option for Add API Key.
To take the API key route, open Safari on your phone and browse to the OpenAI platform page. Sign in with your account or create one if necessary. Tap the hamburger icon in the upper right, scroll to the bottom of the Settings menu, and select your profile. From the profile menu, tap View API keys. At the API keys screen, tap the button for Create new secret key. At the secret key window, tap the button for Create secret key. Make sure the key string is selected. Tap it and tap Copy from the menu. Return to the Petey app. Press down on the field for the key and select Paste from the menu. After the key has been pasted, click Submit.
Whether you purchased a subscription or used an API key, Petey is now ready for your command. At the Ask Me Anything field in the IOS app, type your question or request or tap the microphone icon to dictate it. Petey then generates and displays the response. To hear the response, tap the ellipsis at the upper right of the response and select Start Talking. To cease the speaking, tap the ellipsis icon again and select Stop Talking. You can copy the response to use it elsewhere. Tap the ellipsis and select Copy Answer. Open another app or file and paste the text. To share the response, tap Share and then choose the person or app you want to use to share it.
If the response references a location, such as New York, Petey may display a small image of a map at the bottom of the response. Tap that image, and you’ll be taken to Apple’s Maps app, where you can request directions to the city or another spot.
If you have an Apple Music subscription, Petey can create playlists based on your musical tastes. To try this, submit a new request to create a music playlist for certain artists or genres. Petey displays the list along with a music player that you can use to play the songs from Apple Music. Tap the ellipsis icon next to the song to open it in Apple Music.
You can also review a history of your requests. Tap the History button at the top of the screen. Tap the response to display it. Tap the Info icon next to the request and you’re able to change its name, see the number of tokens used for the request, and view the creation date and AI model. To view and change any settings for the app, tap the Petey icon in the center of the screen. Here, you can check your API key if you added one, alter Petey’s icon and appearance, turn speech on or off, adjust the volume, change the personality, and more.
To use Petey on your Apple Watch, open the Watch app on your iPhone. Look for Petey in the Installed on Apple Watch section. If it’s not there, tap its Install button in the Available Apps section, and it will be deposited on your watch. Open Petey on the watch. Tap in the Ask Me Anything field. Depending on your model of watch, you have a few ways of entering text. First, with an Apple Watch Series 7, you can use the QuickPath keyboard to swipe your finger across the letters to form words. Second, you can dictate your request by tapping the microphone icon. Third, you can use Scribble to write letters and words with your finger.
Petey AI is a great option for iPhone and Apple Watch users who want to chat with an AI. With its ability to handle all the usual questions and requests you’d aim at an AI and perform other tricks, such as displaying locations on Apple Maps and creating playlists with Apple Music, Petey is a versatile and useful app. Whether you opt for a subscription or use the app for free with an API key, Petey is easy to set up and use on both your iPhone and Apple Watch.