Does I need WiFi to activate Applewatch?

Bosechris

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Oct 10, 2018
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Hi.
I want to buy Applewatch but WiFi at home is very bad.
In Applestore, some advisor say I need WiFi, some say I don’t need.
What do you think ?
 

ttforever

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Aug 13, 2015
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I'm sure you can activate it via 3g or 4g (LTE) via your phone, if you have a local apple store they have free wifi in them all, where you could do it anyway!
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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So, just to clarify for the slow (me), if wifi isn't available, the Watch would need to be set up on an active cell account?
Apple says yes.

In my experience Wi-Fi is needed. For some reason the watch setup states Make sure there is WiFi connection
 
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caligurl

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I tried to set up hubby's in the car and it wouldn't work. had to connect his phone via "wifi" to my hotspot on my phone.
 
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