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DoubleDown
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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but is your question whether you can leave LTE on all day go for a run (just on LTE) and have the watch last all day?

Yes, I think.

Not sure how the watch works but I guess I'm asking:
Q: Can you leave on Wi-Fi and LTE all day?
Q2: If yes to above and I'm out of Wi-Fi range, will it instantly switch to LTE?
Q3: If yes to Q2, how long will that last on just LTE streaming radio or playlists?


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Alleyezon3
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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'd love to have the series 3 simply for the ability to workout/run without being tethered to a phone in my pocket or strapped to my arm


any series allows you to add a playlist to the watch without having to bring the phone


DoubleDown
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Yea but don’t you have to download the songs and then transfer them to the watch? I really just wanna use LTE for the radio portion of Apple Music.


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crazylsustudent
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
meh garmins are better if you looking purely for a fitness device


LSU5508
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Q: Can you leave on Wi-Fi and LTE all day? Q2: If yes to above and I'm out of Wi-Fi range, will it instantly switch to LTE?


Really interested in this myself. Picked up the GPS only Monday and my initial thoughts are the range from phone to watch is spotty at best. Many times i'm not more than 15 feet from my phone and lose connectivity. As such I am considering returning and going LTE not for music but just to be a fail safe when i'm 20 feet from the phone or on the move in the office. Don't want to do this if it will kill the battery though. Also need to know if it moves from Phone to LTE on its own if I move out of range.
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DoubleDown
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Really interested in this myself. Picked up the GPS only Monday and my initial thoughts are the range from phone to watch is spotty at best. Many times i'm not more than 15 feet from my phone and lose connectivity. As such I am considering returning and going LTE not for music but just to be a fail safe when i'm 20 feet from the phone or on the move in the office. Don't want to do this if it will kill the battery though. Also need to know if it moves from Phone to LTE on its own if I move out of range.

Same for me too.

Also my final concern is what is coverage like on the LTE Apple Watch indoors? Often I go running in my gym as it has an indoor track. However, this LTE version will be pointless if it gets 0 coverage inside or skips every 4 seconds.


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Pettifogger
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
Yes, the watch switches to LTE only

I'll try and see how LTE is indoors


DoubleDown
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Yes, the watch switches to LTE only I'll try and see how LTE is indoors

How do you even have one? I've been looking at BestBuy, Tmobile and even Apple Stores across the whole southeast and no one has any and they a taking orders to ship in 2 weeks.

Did they make like 17 of these things in total?


bbap
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Can someone who understands Apple tell me how I can download a playlist from Google play music onto the hard drive of my Apple watch?


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Pettifogger
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How do you even have one? I've been looking at BestBuy, Tmobile and even Apple Stores across the whole southeast and no one has any and they a taking orders to ship in 2 weeks.

Did they make like 17 of these things in total?


Haha, I ordered at 3AM on the preorder day. Totally unnecessary for the 8+, but guess it was good for the watch.


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adp
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
get a citizen eco drive instead


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TigerRob20
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
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Really interested in this myself. Picked up the GPS only Monday and my initial thoughts are the range from phone to watch is spotty at best. Many times i'm not more than 15 feet from my phone and lose connectivity. As such I am considering returning and going LTE not for music but just to be a fail safe when i'm 20 feet from the phone or on the move in the office. Don't want to do this if it will kill the battery though. Also need to know if it moves from Phone to LTE on its own if I move out of range.



Heres a question I had someone may be able to answer. I have a series 2, and I was under the impression that when the watch and the phone are on a known wifi network, the watch is always connected to the phone. Is this the case, or is it strictly bluetooth?

Just seems like when I'm at my house and leave the phone in the kitchen that my watch will disconnect.

Edit: Found this:

LINK

Depends on the type of wifi network you connect to.
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LSU5508
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Returning my watch today. I do like it and will be getting another but for me the range from phone to watch is too spotty. Going to order a cellular when I return. Reviews on battery life appear fine for my use as I don’t need to use this watch as a defacto phone.


DoubleDown
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See the more I think about it the more I think the NON lte version is best.
Can’t I just throw a playlist on the watch and still just run with the watch connected to Bluetooth headphones?

I can’t imagine needing lte for phone calls or texts. The only thing I’d lose is the ability to play a radio station from Apple Music from the watch to Bluetooth headphones


LSU5508
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
Yes you can add a playlist but for me having a range of more than 15 feet is important. Like you I don’t care about streaming music or using the watch as a phone. However there are many times throughout the day where my phone is either left in my office or out of range and it would be helpful if I had access to messages, calls and emails. I tested gps only for the last 10 days in the yard and after 10 feet the watch would drop. This was an issue for me which led me to returning and purchasing lte. Also being able to go for a run or outside with a loaded playlist and access to a phone and messages is well worth the 70 bucks.


DoubleDown
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I hear ya. Just know you need a data plan for the watch and that’s an extra 10$ a month. Also, I think I just am craving the Apple Watch and the LTE version isn’t getting annoyed shipments until Oct 27th.
I’m impatient!!


LSU5508
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I was the same way which is why I bought one last week however I could already see I would be quite aggravated had I not got the lte version. I’ll pass along the data charge to work so that’s not gonna make or break my decision I can understand how it would stop some though.


DoubleDown
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re: Apple Watch Yes or No?
So one thing I'm still curious about is how the iPhone and apple watch work together. So I stream all my music from my phone using Apple Music. Whether it be a radio station or my content. however, I don't actually have any of the songs downloaded to my phones hard drive.

Q: If I put a playlist from my Apple Music on my phone to my Apple Watch, do the songs have to be downloaded onto my phone first? Or can they simply be "in my library"?

Hope that makes sense...


LSU5508
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If you want to run phone free it is my understanding you must have the content downloaded onto your watch. I do not know if there is a way to do that with Apple Music. It would probably have to be done with a personal library.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 7:17 pm


DoubleDown
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Apple Watch Yes or No? by LSU5508

So I just got the Apple Watch Series 3 (non-LTE) last night. I know it's a bit of nostalgia as it's a new gadget but I really love it. Even compared to the Samsung Gear S3. The Apple watch is snappy and if you own an iPhone and workout, it's the way to go.

I put my watch on the charger last night before gym this AM and when I woke up, I paired my headphones to the watch and boom, my playlist was instantly on my watch. I did NOT even have to download the songs to my phone.

Can you do that with the Samsung S3? Yes, but it was a bit more convoluted than that and not fun to do.

I'm really REALLY digging the Apple Watch and it's snappiness compared to my wifes Series 1 is much better. I'll be upgrading hers for Christmas.


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