How far can my Apple Watch be away from my iPhone?
Traditional Bluetooth range is around 30-50 feet, but your Apple Watch has an advantage if your phone is connected to Wi-Fi. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Watch will remain in contact with your phone anywhere in the building where you’re covered by that network.
Can I leave my iPhone at home and use my Apple Watch?
When your iPhone is off or out of range, your Apple Watch can use a Wi-Fi network to send and receive data. Your watch can also connect to a cellular network if it’s a cellular model. And if you’ve set up an Apple Watch for a family member, they can use a cellular or Wi-Fi connection with their watch.
Is there a monthly charge for Apple Watch?
No, you do not have to pay a monthly charge to use your watch. As long as you have your paired iPhone with you, you can answer and make calls from your watch, send messages, etc., without paying the $10 monthly fee. You only have to pay if you want to use your watch as a phone, independently of your iPhone.
Is it worth it to get cellular on Apple Watch?
The Apple Watch Series 3 no longer has a GPS + Cellular option. If you want cellular service, the nicer case material, more storage, Family Setup support, and Apple Music, that price might well be worth it.
Can you FaceTime on Apple Watch?
You can make FaceTime Audio calls on your Apple Watch, too. Whether you‘re using Siri or the Phone app, placing a FaceTime call is easy enough.
Which is better Apple watch or Fitbit?
The Apple Watch has more smart features
While the Fitbit focuses on health tracking, the Apple Watch is the better package if you also want a designated smartwatch. You’ll get more third-party apps, much tighter integration with the iPhone and faster performance overall.
Can an Apple Watch replace a phone?
The short answer: No, you cannot replace your iPhone with an Apple Watch.
Can you text on Apple watch without cellular?
Yes, it can – subject to your Apple Watch and/or iPhone having the required connectivity. When instead connected to Wi-Fi, the watch also still offers a number of features, including receiving and sending messages via iMessage.
Should I get GPS or cellular Apple Watch?
If longer battery life is a priority and you know you’ll rarely be away from your phone, you can choose the GPS-only version. However, if you want the convenience of Apple Watch as a standalone device and enjoy a few additional features, go for the Cellular variant.
Does an Apple watch add to your phone bill?
Also will it cost more monthly? Apple Watch does not have built-in cellular capability, so does not require a separate plan or charge. Any calls placed, text messages sent and/or cellular data used by Apple Watch are provided via the paired iPhone, so are charged as part of your iPhone’s plan and bill.
Does Apple Watch 6 need data plan?
Like the Series 5, the Apple Watch Series 6 has a cellular model that allows you to place calls, check email, and stream music without your iPhone. But owning the cellular Apple Watch means you’ll also need to add the cost of an Apple Watch data plan to your current bill.
Do you need a data plan for an Apple watch?
Don’t worry, you‘re not going to need a separate data plan just for your watch. But even though the wearable uses your existing wireless plan, LTE connectivity on Apple Watch Series 3 doesn’t come free. No matter your carrier, you‘ll be paying a little extra in your monthly bill.
What’s the point of cellular on Apple Watch?
Apple Watch GPS + Cellular models can connect to cellular. With a cellular connection, you can make calls and use data or apps when you don’t have your iPhone or Wi-Fi. Learn how to add your Apple Watch to your cellular plan.
How much does it cost to get cellular on Apple Watch?
It’s normally $20 to add a watch if you don’t already have a phone on your account, though it will now costs $10 per month per watch for all standalone plans.
Does Apple Watch GPS work without phone?
If you have a GPS-enabled Apple Watch (Series 2 onwards) you can track your runs without having to take your phone with you, and while you can‘t stream Apple Music on non-Cellular models you can copy music to your watch and listen to it on Bluetooth earbuds while you run.