Apple watch doesn't notify/alert/tap when iphone is out of range? Security?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jendikones, May 19, 2015.

  1. jendikones macrumors newbie

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    When you walk out of range from iphone the wearer is not alerted. User has to wake up watch to see the 'Disconnected from your iPhone' red icon. Example of icon can be seen here:
    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH20765

    This is big oversight for many reasons:
    * security: protection against thief or pick pocket stealing iphone
    * leaving iphone behind: because apple watch can handle many functions you feel connected by having watch on and don't feel like you are 'forgetting something' if you leave some place and also leave iphone behind.
    * other smartwatch competitors have had this for a long time even pebble.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Pebble only connects over Bluetooth. Bluetooth connection lost, Pebble watch vibrates.

    Apple watch uses Bluetooth AND WiFi for connectivity. Logic has to be put in place only to tap the user only if bluetooth and wifi connections are not present.

    It's bad enough a Pebble only vibrates if your phone is like 25 feet away imagine if you had to wait for WiFi signal to break. Your phone would be long gone by the time you hit the max distance of the Wifi router.
     
  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    It's apparently planned for a future update:

    http://9to5mac.com/2015/05/18/apple...t-apple-watch-updates-tvkit-sdk-for-apple-tv/
     
  4. Armen macrumors 604

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  5. mblataric macrumors newbie

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  6. Itinj24 macrumors regular

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    I sent this to Apple as a suggestion

    Should also have the “Find My IPhone” app so you can actually locate the phone from the watch. We already have “Find My Friends” on the watch. Hopefully this is added when they combine the two.
     
  7. mblataric macrumors newbie

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    It's strange that smart leashing was announced four years ago in Series 1 and was never implemented.
    Or it was and was pulled back?
    I jumped the wagon with Series 4, so I miss a bit of history.
     

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