Can Apple Watch Be Paired with iPhone w/o Cell Service

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Ecoh, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

    Ecoh

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    My 90 year old father wants an Apple Watch but does not have an iPhone with cell service. He has an iPhone 5 that he just uses like an iPod.

    He is a big Apple fan and just wants an Apple Watch. He is deaf and does not use or want a telephone. Rarely leaves the house so he will always have WiFi or be in bluetooth range.

    He will want to use it for heart rate, time, iMessages, weather app and calendar.

    Will this setup work ?
     
  2. flur macrumors 68000

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    I don't see why it shouldn't. The watch will take the wifi information from the phone and he'll get messages even if he leaves BT range. The rest he'll get when in range.
     
  3. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this will definitely work!

    When I received my Apple Watch I was having problems trying to update the firmware on the watch due to me using beta software on my iPhone 6+ so I pulled out my ole iPhone 5 and paired the watch to it and proceeded to download the watches software with it!
     
  4. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

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    Your father is my hero btw. That is so cool that at his age, he's that technical… especially if he cannot hear as well. Wow. I hope when I'm 90 that I'm well versed on the flux capacitor, hover boards, etc. (all way overdue!)
     
  5. Ecoh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Ecoh

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    Thanks for your replies ! He is ordering the 42mm SS watch with milanese band.
     
  6. Esoom macrumors 6502

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    Another "your father is my hero". I got my 80 year old mom an iPad Air, she won't even plug it in, argued with me that I didn't send the cable or charger, :(. Love my moms, but I gave up after that...
     
  7. Ecoh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like my mother. My father loves his iPad, my mother didn't want anything to do with an iPad.
     

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