2 Questions about Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Centaurr, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. Centaurr macrumors 6502a

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    1. Does it have a connection for the ear plugs to play music?

    2. Can you use this without the iphone?

    in the presentation, they used it without the iphone just fine. but yet they say its "required with the iphone" ? i know that without the iphone i cant use the phone,text or mail but i dont care about that.
     
  2. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    1) No. You can use bluetooth headphones though.

    2) Without an iPhone, it's essentially just a watch that tells the time. You can listen to music stored on it, and view photos stored on it, but not much else really.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ^^

    The Apple Watch won't have any SIM card or data capabilities apart from BlueTooth 4.0. Essentially, it requires an iPhone to tether to and feed data through.
     
  4. Centaurr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    FYI:: im just gonna use it for the music player for the gym and to tell time, the other features are a bonus, like photos and apps. keep in mind that i do have a iMac to transfer my music
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Fair call, but what's wrong with an iPod Nano - or the hundreds of other products (not as expensive at the :apple:Watch that can play music also?
     
  6. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Count your steps, running distance, heart rate, burned calories, make Apple payments etc. Things that a normal watch that just tells you the time won't do it.

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    Does iPod nano do any of these above? Guess not.
     
  7. Centaurr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wait a second, how much will the apple watch be? and can i use the nano as a watch on my wrist?
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Pricing isn't official yet as I understand. But we're looking at $399 USD +

    The Nano can have a watch dial + watch clasp, yes.
     
  9. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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  11. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    It depends on many factors like bit rate, file format, length of the song but more or less 8 GB of storage would hold around 2000 songs.
     
  12. OllyW Moderator

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    We don't know yet, Apple hasn't released that information.
     
  13. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    You can make Apple payments without an iPhone?

    I hope the watch tracks steps better than every other wrist device, which tracks being sat at a desk raising your hand to eat as a walking!
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    You MUST own an iPhone to control the :apple:Watch.Your Samsung phone (in your sig) will NOT work. Installing music, photos and Apps is done through an iPhone. The :apple:Watch has no way to connect or sync with your Mac except via an iPhone.
     
  15. OllyW Moderator

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    This is correct. Apple states it requires an iPhone 5 or later on the Apple Watch website.

    You still can use it with reduced functionality when you haven't got your iPhone with you, but you will need to own an iPhone.
     
  16. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    The current theory is that the watch will still be able to make payments even when not connected to the phone, but that hasn't been verified.
     
  17. BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Correct. So far is just a rumor but would be interesting to know. Still don't see much of a point since I can't imagine being out and about without my phone.
     
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    Also don't forget the $349 starting point will be the smaller "38" sized watch so if you want the manly "42" I would imagine an extra $50.
     
  19. rowdt1 macrumors regular

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    Off topic: if you'd censor the watch part it'd be really NSFW :p
     
  20. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    YOU JUST MADE THAT UP!

    :confused:

    Anyway - at least I know how much to save up over the next month or two :eek:
     
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    BvizioN macrumors 68040

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    Well, I don't know about that. Usually people who make such promises end up first on the waiting lines.
     
  22. Centaurr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm, i think apple did a mistake with just being able to use the apple watch with the iphone, kind of limited # #
     
  23. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    The reason for this (going off of rumors) is that running all of the processes on the Apple Watch itself would greatly reduce battery life, so much of what the watch does is streamed from the iPhone.

    Depending on how well the launch is I could potentially see them making an Android app for the watch or in future iterations when battery life is no longer an issue it might run its own processes and be able to be used on its own.
     
  24. Centaurr thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    good idea, maybe you should work for apple lol
     
  25. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    I'm confused, is there not an Android Wear watch that has some of these features that will work with the S3?
     

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