Can Series 3 LTE be paired with car hands free.

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  1. brianric macrumors regular

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    Curious if series 3 LTE can work with hands off in car system.
     
  2. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    Had some difficulty pairing with my car last night.

    Sam
     
  3. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    I couldn’t get to pair with my Subaru yesterday. The watch could see the Subaru on Bluetooth but the pairing never would complete. But Subaru has had some trouble with pairing phones etc in general so I was blaming Subaru not the watch
     
  4. brianric thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does your car have Car Play?
     
  5. SamGabbay macrumors 6502a

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    It does not, but the tech inside the car is pretty advanced I’d say. The Watch did recognize it in Bluetooth settings.

    Sam
     
  6. brianric thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does your Subaru have Cap Play? I have a 2016 Honda Civic Touring and the only way I can get hands free on my phone is to have it plugged in.
     
  7. Farrellcollie, Sep 24, 2017
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    Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    No car play for me. I know it took some time to get my iPhone 6 to connect and it’s a sort of known thing on Subaru forums
     
  8. dolphin2421 macrumors regular

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    My watch and my UConnect system could communicate and the watch could see the PIN, but pairing failed. I submitted a feature request to Apple and to UConnect to support watch pairing.
     
  9. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    I tried again this morning -and again the watch could see the car and tried to pair -but it did not work. And I think it sucked the life out of my battery - the watch kept trying to connect and I could not figure out how to turn off bluetooth on the watch. Tried turning watch on and off - but still had the trying to connect spinning symbol
     
  10. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    My watch paired to my car no problem - a 2008 Lexus ES350.
     
  11. ap105 macrumors regular

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    Sweet, gonna try later in the Lexus.
    Question though, what happens if you have both the watch and phone connected? Does it overwrite one connection?
    Like both connected in sense of having both in the car..
     
  12. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    My Bluetooth only automatically connects to the last device connected. So, if I've connected last to my watch, it will automatically connect to that. However, if I then want to connect to my phone, even if I don't have my watch with me, it won't automatically connect and I need to select the device manually and hit connect. Then the next time it will automatically connect to the phone, until I change it. Some newer cars let you pick a default and it automatically connects to the default unless it's not in the car, then it will connect to another device. Maybe yours does that.
     
  13. MacSession macrumors newbie

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    Pairing and calls work great in my BMW. The only issue I ran into was that it doesn't fetch my contacts when connected to the watch as it does with my iPhone. A note, when I first paired it the car prioritized the watch over the iPhone, very annoying. Unpairing and pairing the iPhone after the watch fixed this.
     
  14. BrianSoCal macrumors 6502

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    I can’t seem to get my watch to pair in my BMW. It detects it but never completes the process, did you do anything special?
     
  15. MacSession macrumors newbie

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    Nothing special. Just tried again to make sure. I have a 2005 5 series with the nav option.
     
  16. iThink Apple macrumors 6502a

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    How do you acess the watch blutooth menu? My 2015 Audi is not finding it :(
     
  17. co1f macrumors regular

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    Settings -> Bluetooth
     

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