Can I use an Apple watch to track my dog?

ryanwarsaw

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Just as the title of thread says can I put an Apple watch on my dog's collar and track him in real time?
 

ryanwarsaw

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LOL That article made this thread worth it. I wouldn't want my dog to be considered tuhao. :)
 

sclawis300

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I doubt it. The question you would have to answer is which location gets shared. The phone the watch is paired to or the watch itself? Once you have answered this question, you would then need to find out if the answer stays the same if the watch is locked and not on your wrist. If you put it on your dog's collar it may as well be on the desk. I would assume the location sharing would come from the paired phone at that point.

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Select the device sharing your location
If you’re using Find My Friends on multiple devices, use Find My Friends on iCloud.com to choose which device you want your friends to follow you on. You can follow friends on each of your devices, but friends can follow only one of your devices.

  1. Click Me, then select the Share My Location checkbox (if it’s not already selected).

  2. Click the “Share My Location from” pop-up menu, then choose a device.

  3. Click Done.
If you share your location from an iPhone that’s paired with Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular), your location is shared from your Apple Watch when you’re out of range of your iPhone and Apple Watch is on your wrist.

Note: You can stop sharing your location from your Apple Watch. Go to Settings > General > Location Services, then turn off Share My Location.
 
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ryanwarsaw

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Thanks. I don't own an Apple watch so was just curious. Seems like a tracking function could one day possibly be useful for parents to use for their kids at places like fairs etc.
 

Sword86

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Just as the title of thread says can I put an Apple watch on my dog's collar and track him in real time?

Great....you put the AW on his collar, he bolts and someone get’s your watch.
Just kidding.
Couldn’t you put one of those ‘tile’ thingys on the collar and track him that way, or are you wanting to see his route with GPS?
S
 

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Thanks. I don't own an Apple watch so was just curious. Seems like a tracking function could one day possibly be useful for parents to use for their kids at places like fairs etc.
It’s already useful if your kids have LTE watch since your kids watches will be paired to their phones, not yours so Find My Friends will work brilliantly.
 
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ryanwarsaw

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Great....you put the AW on his collar, he bolts and someone get’s your watch.
Just kidding.
Couldn’t you put one of those ‘tile’ thingys on the collar and track him that way, or are you wanting to see his route with GPS?
S
It was more or less a question asked simply out of curiosity.
 
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