Apple Watch Survives Week Long Camping Trip

StophMac24

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Jul 14, 2007
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I have to say, I am very impressed with this little device.

I own a 42MM Milanese Loop SS AW and also own a black sport band.

This past week and a half I went on a trip with my church's youth group to the middle of the Virginia mountains.

We did various hikes, various caving expeditions, high ropes courses, field games and plenty of sports. This watch kept track of everything with good accuracy and that considering that I had no cell phone reception.

The watch did get some micro scratches here and there and I think that had to do more with the Spigen tough Armor case I put on it (which I am returning). I found that the case did more harm than good. By day 2, I used the watch case free and it performed above and beyond what I expected considering I had zero wifi and cell reception.

For the drive up there, we went 22 hours in a bus and while I had reception, the watch was very good about updating my location for weather. Everytime I looked at it, it updated automatically to whatever county and state I was in.

Overall extremely impressed with it and am very glad I took it.

I ended up demolishing my weekly goals and those circles got filled 3 times over.
 

StophMac24

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Jul 14, 2007
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How in the world did you charge your watch during that time? A computer or battery pack?
We stayed at a lodge in the center of the valley between 2 mountains and they had electricity. I had it on airplane mode and wore it to sleep, battery usually lasted almost 2 days between charges
 
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susan12369

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I've been camping several times since receiving my watch, and have loved having it! I take external battery chargers to charge my watch and phone and it's worked out fine, I've had no charging or other issues. I bought a black sport band that arrived after my last camping trip, thinking that that would be a good band for camping, but the Milanese had no issues and seems more comfortable and breathable than the sport band that I so far haven't worn the sport band.
 

aross0531

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Oct 30, 2014
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How in the world did you charge your watch during that time? A computer or battery pack?
Power bank (battery pack). I have one with two ports so I can charge the phone and watch at same time. The Apple Watch does still track your activity even if your phone has no service. The only thing it won't tell you is the distance you travel.
 

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