Find my Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TxRN, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. TxRN macrumors member

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    Not sure if anyone has brought this up, but this is one feature I wish the watches had. I know there's the feature to locate your phone, but losing my watch would be a big deal. Not sure why such an important feature is missing.
     
  2. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Probably because the watch is physically attached to you. Most people aren't rising it on and off throughout the day yet how many times a day does someone set their phone on a counter, a desk, a nightstand, a table etc?
     
  3. Kent01 macrumors 6502

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    No GPS or standalone WiFi are the reasons why. The WiFi uses ad-hoc and communication of the WiFi network via Bluetooth to the phone.

    I suppose Find my Watch would work via Bluetooth so long as you were within 50 feet of it.
     
  4. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Oooh, hope I find it :p

    Seriously, though, I've never lost a watch. It's either on my wrist or in the "where I keep all my watches" location at home.
    That's a feature I don't think I'd need even if it were available.
     
  5. TxRN thread starter macrumors member

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    I've "misplaced" my watch once and it drove me insane. It eventually turned up, but the endless searching drove me crazy.

    This thought occurred while my husband and I were talking about going through airport security and how comfortable I'd be taking off my watch. My cousin's Rolex never met her on the other side of the scanner. I was explaining to my husband that it was the perfect set up--passengers are in a rush with flights to catch, security lines are crowded and the TSA agent can just deny seeing anything. That's what happened in her case.
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Sure, but that doesn't mean that it won't be stolen off of you or that you won't take it off to go in a pool, etc.
     
  7. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    As someone else posted, it has no independent connectivity so once you are out of range there's nothing you can do.
     
  8. ohsnaphappy macrumors regular

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    First, if your watch is lost in your house, like in the couch cushions, there should definitely be a find my watch feature available. Wow. That's a huge oversight. Second. I should be able to put in lost mode. So if a thief gets it he can't use it. Or will the pin achieve this???
     
  9. Applebiter4 macrumors newbie

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    Watch and phone should both sound alarms

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    Watch and phone should both sound alarms when they disconnect from one another at least.
     
  10. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    There's no GPS so that's probably why Apple excluded this feature.
     
  11. mavis macrumors 68040

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    That's a great point about wearing the watch through a security checkpoint. I may end up simply putting in my Oakley watch case and leaving it in my carry-on, to avoid having such a tempting target for the TSA guys to easily steal.
     

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