Fitness tracking on multiple Apple Watches

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  1. Z8beema macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used more than one apple watch for fitness tracking? My idea is i want to purchase and older apple watch for working out and have my everyday series 2 for work and every day use. my big question is, if i do that, will me walking around "everyday activity" sync with the second watch when i want to go for a run?
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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Apple stores the fitness info in the iPhone so using two device is not a problem. In fact Apple has made provision for you to use two watches.
     
  3. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So if I were to go and buy a second one once I booted up the second one after using the first one I would have the Rings partially filled. Is that correct?
     
  4. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Yes.

    If both watches have been paired with your iPhone, doesn't matter when...

    It happens automatically. Just take one off, put the other one on, look at your rings, and they're up to date.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The beagle was right. If you pair both watches to your iPhone then when you take one off and put the other watch on, it will have all the fitness data for the day.

    The Apple Watch app will guide you though pairing your second watch. I have used this function and it worked perfectly.

    Enjoy
     
  6. Z8beema thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. ftaok macrumors 603

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    Ok. What happens if you wear both art the same time? Could you get 2x credit?

    I probably should have picked up a spare S0 for sleep tracking
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    The watch will only sync to iPhone one at a time.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Besides the fact that you can only have 1 :apple:Watch connected to your iPhone at a time (as matrix07 stated) you will never get double counting when using multiple devices.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ZebraDude macrumors 6502a

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    I'm what you can call Apple Watch insane!!!

    I have 5 Apple Watches and I use them all for fitness. The trick if you are very detailed as I am is too match up the activity app from the watch to the iphone before you switch to see if the watch has synced then switch out the watches.

    I learned to do this as I had earned the Thanksgiving metal but it did not post to my account for 2 1/2 months as I had not synced my thanksgiving watch completely before switching and had not worn it for a while!

    my .02 cents.
     
  11. Eggtastic macrumors 6502a

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    5 watches? Any reason for 5? haha
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    I have three watches that I use with my 6S+. Like mentioned, I take one off, put on another and everything is updated on the watch I just put on. The Watch app does a very good job of knowing what watch you are wearing.
     
  13. Julien macrumors G3

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    Already answered.;)
     
  14. ftaok macrumors 603

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    For those of you that have multiple AW's ...

    How does the iPhone know which AW to pair to? I'm guessing if you're wearing one and not the others, the Watch app is smart enough to pair onto the one that is being worn. But what happens if someone else put on one of the watches before you put on the other. Is there a scenario where the watch being worn by someone else could be paired and unlocked? Sure, it's unlikely, but possible.

    Your emails, text messages, apple pay could all be at risk.
     
  15. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    The phone can only be paired to ONE watch. There is a setting on the phone which says -

    'Auto Switch' - Automatically connect to any paired Apple Watch when you put it on and raise your wrist.

    If this setting is on, and you take off Watch 1 and put on Watch 2, Watch 1 is disconnected, and Watch 2 is connected automatically.

    If this setting is on, and someone else puts on Watch 2, Watch 1 remains connected, Watch 2 is unconnected.

    If this setting is off, and someone takes off Watch 1 or puts on Watch 2, nothing happens. Watch 1 is still connected, and Watch 2 is not connected

    You can also manually connect and disconnect each watch if you want. But no more than 1 can be connected at the same time. Note this is NOT pairing/unpairing, both watches are still paired to the same phone, just one is connected and the other is disconnected.
     
  16. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I appreciate the info. It sounds like the auto switch setting could allow someone else have access to your info.

    Ok. Let's say I have two watches. Both are paired to my iPhone. I'm wearing my regular watch and unbeknownst to me, someone has put on my other watch.

    At this point, nothing has happened. I then take off my watch to do something. The other guy sees me take off my watch and then raises his wrist to switch the connection over to the other watch.

    I'm guessing that the perp now has a connected but locked watch. As soon as I unlock my iPhone, the perp has an unlocked watch on his wrist.

    He then proceeds to read my emails and use my Apple pay.

    Highly unlikely, but I guess it could technically happen. I'd be more worried that my kids could do this to me, just because.
     
  17. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    1) In auto mode, your phone sends you an alert that there is a new watch paired. If you choose to ignore the alert, then the above could happen. But that seems like your fault.

    2) Don't turn on auto-switch if you're scared of those types of scenarios.

    3) Add a password to the watch, and turn off the 'Unlock with iPhone' so your watch isn't automatically unlocked when the phone is unlocked.
     
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