Updated! A new update will be released today fixing the bricking issues on the Watch.
When Apple released watchOS 5.1 last week, the update was found to be bricking people's Watches after it failed to complete successfully.
Today we will see a minor update, watchOS 5.1.1, that will allow users to install the latest firmware on their Apple Watch without it being bricked. The release notes for this update don't mention the issues specifically however we can predict Apple has fixed the issues as soon as they arose.
watchOS 5.1.1 brings the same new changes as 5.1 and the release notes are the following:
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
We'll update this article when watchOS 5.1.1 is released to the public, and if there are any more issues affecting Apple Watches.
Update 1: The 5.1.1 update is now available for the public to download.