Can I go on a run with just the watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Epic Xbox Revie, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

    Epic Xbox Revie

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    Do we have proof that I can go on a run with just the watch and bluetooth speakers, and having the movement data sync back with my phone when I get home? I think this should be possible, but haven't seen a definitive answer.
     
  2. DreamPod, Mar 22, 2015
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    DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    Yes, the watch has 2GB of storage that can be used to store music on for bluetooth playback without a phone nearby, and the watch can use its motion sensors for step-counter purposes, which gets added to the health app on the watch which works with the health app on the phone. You won't get GPS without the phone, though (so you'll get steps made and stairs climbed and stuff, but not distance moved or length of strides, like you'd get with a phone in your pocket).
     
  3. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    Yes. You most definitely can and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
     
  4. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    As others have said, yes, of course. You just won't get many of the metrics runners would want, namely distance, and pace. You will get heart rate and time though, which means you can still train effectively, as long as the heart rate is accurate.
     
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  6. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

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    Version 1.0 includes walking and jogging support. Running will be beta.
     

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