2 watches, 1 iPhone questions....

MrMister111

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Anyone have 2 Apple watches and use both daily? The scenario I would have would be 1 older ok be for work, and a newer one for home. The older being a passed down, or because of an upgrade. I wouldn't want to use the new one for work in case of damage and scratches whereas the older wouldn't be as bothered.

I have never had 2 watches, but believe you can have 2 watches used with 1 iPhone how. Does this work well?

Does it just seamlessly switch between the 2 for step training for example, does it update between the 2? So let's say have older watch on at work, do 7000 steps, when I switch to newer watch does the step count show 7000 straight away? Does this work for all activity?

Anyone who uses 2 separate watches tell me what does or doesn't work please.

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OldITGeek

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I have 2 watches, a 3 and a 4 when the battery is down on one I switch.
Set in the iPhone to auto switch and I have no problem with it.

The activity for the day does not always update the watch, but it is properly stored in the iPhone.
example, get up in the morning, go to the gym record the workout, then change watch, the circles on the watch do not always update, but the data is stored in the phone.
 

EdMan

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I use 2 watches pretty much daily. I bought a SS S4 and decided I didn't really like wearing it to the gym so I bought a Nike watch as well for the gym and more casual wear. As others stated the Auto switch works great. I wear my SS to work and when I work out at lunch time switch to the Nike. Everything switches over including my workout data and activity rings. It's been a pretty good process.
 
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MrMister111

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Thanks everyone, exactly what I wanted to hear. Hopefully the workout data syncs, read some stuff says to switch watches, raise watch up to register/sync?
 

tgara

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I use 2 watches pretty much daily. I bought a SS S4 and decided I didn't really like wearing it to the gym so I bought a Nike watch as well for the gym and more casual wear. As others stated the Auto switch works great. I wear my SS to work and when I work out at lunch time switch to the Nike. Everything switches over including my workout data and activity rings. It's been a pretty good process.
I did something very similar. I have a 42mm S3 Sport that I use as a gym watch (or for yard work, etc.), and a new 44mm Stainless S4 as a nicer, dressier watch for everything else. By using auto-switch in the Watch app, the phone will switch and sync all the data with whichever watch I am wearing. It works very seamlessly. The sync happens within less than a minute of me unlocking the watch.