Find my watch mode?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by aziatiklover, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

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    Would we be able to lock our :apple: watch from an iPhone/iPad?
     
  2. Mascots macrumors 65832

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    Probably not.

    The  Watch does not maintain its own Wifi connection (or GPS coordinates), therefore when disconnected from the phone, it won't be able to know if a distress signal has been put out nor where to accurately pinpoint itself on a map.

    I think it also follows the ideal that the  Watch is pretty hard to lose. But that doesn't mean theft or losses won't occur, of course.
     
  3. Bmc401 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, the specs and features of the watch state it has wifi and in the demo on the 9th, the guy said that since the watch can connect to your phone through wifi or bluetooth, it doesn't have to be right near your phone while at home to work together
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

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    It will lock when it is removed from your wrist.

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    The WiFi is ONLY point to point AirPlay like combined with BT to your iPhone. You will never see or know anything about a WiFi connection while using.
     
  5. aziatiklover thread starter macrumors 68030

    aziatiklover

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    yes of course it will lock, but will it be like the iphone/ipad/ipod lock forever until you enter the exact icloud email to unlock it? Or it will like back in the day a simple restore and ready to go?
     
  6. Mascots, Mar 11, 2015
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    Mascots macrumors 65832

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    The Watch itself cannot connect directly a Wifi network, it has to have an iPhone as a conduit.

    Once it is connected to a network via an iPhone, he meant that it is irrelevant to how data reaches it, which is something developers have been told since it's announcement back in Sept. However, if your phone is not connected to the network to serve as that connection point, the watch will also not be connected to the network.

    The Watch can pair to another device via BT and set up a wifi connection between the two, as seen in some Airplay cases, but that is not the same thing as connecting to a random network that is somewhere in the world without the phone to act as a gatekeeper.
     
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