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manyelski

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 3, 2014
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Hi all, can I connect bose to apple watch S4 for instance? Please someone who has tried share thanks
 

i486dx2-66

macrumors member
Feb 25, 2013
70
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How does the phone-to-watch handoff work for non-Apple bluetooth headphones?

Would the headphones, if paired with both devices, remain active with the iPhone until the phone was out of range and the headphones disconnected? Or does Apple have some smarts built in to allow the iPhone to elegantly disconnect if the watch starts audio playback?
 

Dwood1970

macrumors 6502
Jan 7, 2012
399
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Hi all, can I connect bose to apple watch S4 for instance? Please someone who has tried share thanks

I had some Bose Soundsports that I connected to my Apple Watch. They worked fine but not as seamless when I try to connect.
 

jzuena

macrumors 65816
Feb 21, 2007
1,099
131
How does the phone-to-watch handoff work for non-Apple bluetooth headphones?

Would the headphones, if paired with both devices, remain active with the iPhone until the phone was out of range and the headphones disconnected? Or does Apple have some smarts built in to allow the iPhone to elegantly disconnect if the watch starts audio playback?
I have cheap Bluetooth headphones. At one point they were paired to both (they would announce "pairing... connected" and a couple of seconds later "secondary pairing... connected"), so I thought they just played whatever sound is sent to them from either source. But this morning while running they were only playing the phone audio and I heard the watch announcements coming straight from the watch speaker. I did have to erase and re-pair the watch to my new phone, so bluetooth may have reset and I may have to re-pair the headphones to the watch. I'll try it again on my next run.
 

boabmatic

macrumors member
Oct 13, 2011
46
1
scotland
If you use iphone, apple watch , macbook etc with headphones then headphones with the W1/H1 chip work really well when switching devices.

I have a set of Beats x in-ears mainly due to the W1 chip and also like that they charge with a lightning cable so I don't need to take a micro usb cable as well as my iphone cable.
 
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