Been 3 weeks since I last heard a notification sound...

iBlazed

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And I'm loving it. From the first day my Apple Watch was on my wrist I shut off all sounds on my Watch and my iPhone and have been getting notifications exclusively via haptic taps. From the first day it felt natural, like I would never go back to doing it any other way. The Watch has so subtly blended into my daily life it feels weird when I'm not wearing it, which is pretty much never. I put it on when I wake up and prolong taking it off until the last few minutes before bed at night. It really is a very personal device.

I feel like it's more technology for the purpose of less technological interference. My iPhone battery life has increased tremendously because it's used much less. Before, when I checked for notifications I would be tempted to browse the web and check facebook at the same time. No more of that now since for the most part I find myself using my MacBook Air a lot more now for those activities when it's around and my iPhone for mostly just calls, emails, and long texts that would be annoying to verbally type out on the Watch. It's shifted the way I use my technology for the better.
 

lmitch6

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Indeed! It's changed the way I use technology for the better also. The time I do spend with my phone in a certain app is more 'quality time', as opposed to mindless browsing after I fell down the rabbit hole of initially checking for one thing, then getting lost in other apps.
 

iBlazed

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Indeed! It's changed the way I use technology for the better also. The time I do spend with my phone in a certain app is more 'quality time', as opposed to mindless browsing after I fell down the rabbit hole of initially checking for one thing, then getting lost in other apps.
Exactly! My phone has become more of a phone and less of a computer. Of course it still can do all those wonderful things it's always been able to do, but that's now reserved only for when I'm on the go and without my laptop. With my Watch and my Macbook, my iPhone is now barely touched when I'm home or at work. Luckily my office has a regular wifi network and my Watch works throughout the building.
 

Marshall73

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Exactly! My phone has become more of a phone and less of a computer. Of course it still can do all those wonderful things it's always been able to do, but that's now reserved only for when I'm on the go and without my laptop. With my Watch and my Macbook, my iPhone is now barely touched when I'm home or at work. Luckily my office has a regular wifi network and my Watch works throughout the building.
I have been the same with mine, I actually left my iPhone at home the other day and didn't realise till I got to the office. But, because the watch had been on the office wifi before, it got mail and messages all day. Apple really should highlight this as it is a great feature.
 

iBlazed

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I have been the same with mine, I actually left my iPhone at home the other day and didn't realise till I got to the office. But, because the watch had been on the office wifi before, it got mail and messages all day. Apple really should highlight this as it is a great feature.
Did you only get iMessages or did you get texts from Android people as well?
 

redman042

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I have been the same with mine, I actually left my iPhone at home the other day and didn't realise till I got to the office. But, because the watch had been on the office wifi before, it got mail and messages all day. Apple really should highlight this as it is a great feature.
Wow, that is cool.

What would be even cooler is, once more cell phone carriers roll out wifi calling, that they find a way to extend this to the paired watch.
 

Marshall73

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Did you only get iMessages or did you get texts from Android people as well?
Only got iMessages but I don't know if SMS works or not as I didn't actually get any that day. (All bar one of my friends have iPhones, and the one who doesn't uses whatsapp). I have turned off wifi and bluetooth on my phone (the watch shows the phone disconnected icon now) and asked him to sms me and I will let you know if it delivers to the watch or not.
 

iBlazed

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I hear these sounds every evening when I charge my watch. My phone reverts back to making it's usual notification sounds. As it should!
I don't find myself in that situation very often, if my watch is charging it usually means I'm sleeping in which case I don't want my phone making any noises.
 

Newtons Apple

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I don't find myself in that situation very often, if my watch is charging it usually means I'm sleeping in which case I don't want my phone making any noises.
The phone sits on mt bedroom dresser and the volume is high enough that I can hear it IF I am awake but not so high to make me wake up. I kinda like it!:cool:
 
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