So I did a quick search and didn't see any threads that really dove into the possible data usage that the Apple Watch will cause. Although I'm grandfathered into an older Sprint plan and have unlimited data, a recent issue from a friend sparked my curiosity. My buddy and I are somewhat tech-savvy phone geeks, and we both love to read about the latest tech, phones, etc. We often share tech news with each other (he's an Android user, I'm an iPhone user) and like to compare each other's phone features and such. When the Moto 360 released last year, my friend was first in line and has been using it since with his HTC One M8, and he seems to love it. However, ever since he bought the Moto, he has complained about routinely hitting his data cap of 2GB early each month (Verizon), when before he could allegedly make it through a month with around half a gig to spare. While I'll admit I don't know a whole lot about the Moto and it's data usage, we both came to the conclusion that it was eating up data even when not actively being used. Obviously I haven't been able to use the Moto for myself to test this, but I did some Googling and can't really come up with a clear answer as to when and how much data the watch uses. Now assuming the Apple Watch will act the same way, this raises concern for data usage. Even though the Watch is a simplified device and essentially just "displays" information while the iPhone does most of the work, is it possible for the Watch to use up more of one's data allowance than just using the phone by itself? Was the Moto constantly 'streaming' data from the phone to watch to keep itself up to date? And if so, can we assume that the Apple Watch will do the same? If that's not the case, is it just as simple as "the watch is convenient and readily available, so therefore you use it more and thus use more data"? I suppose my real question is: Will the Watch use LESS data because it is a simplified version of the iPhone and doesn't require as much data to perform it's internet functions? or Will the Watch use MORE data because the iPhone will be accessing the internet more often as it has to send information over to the Watch? I'm almost positive there would be some sort of "offline" mode where the watch would just act as a timepiece and not require data from the iPhone, but then that's really not the point of the gadget. What are everyone's thoughts on the matter?