Apple Watch as a standalone

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sbojevets, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. sbojevets macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello guys
    I am not sure if I should drop some good money on an Apple Watch. My concern is the watch connectivity.
    I do not like the idea of wifi, bluetooth, gps beaming in and out from the Watch on my wrist.
    The watch is presentable for work and I find it easier to fork out for this over a Tag Heuer for example..
    Besides the notifications what else am I losing out on if I turned off all connectivity? Are there other forms of connectivity that I may have forgot to mention beside wifi, gps, bluetooth?
     
  2. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I tried the Series 0 on clearance from Best Buy and returned it.

    You will only get some apps that don't require a connection - like caculator, clock, etc. Most apps require a connection to an iPhone for data and location.

    I guess you can turn it on "Airplane mode" to get rid of the wireless transmissions (didn't try that, tough).

    Then all it is, really, is just a watch...

    For me, kinda pricey watch at $250 (with the taxes).
     
  3. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Like the poster above said, with connectivity off, it's just a dumbwatch.
     

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