Forgot phone at home, watch didnt tell me :(

shayneox

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I had thought it was going to be a feature where if you forget your phone, you get a beep and tap....guess I was wrong, or is it a hidden feature?

Good thing is I have WiFi in the office and I can message wife and friends and let them know.
That part seems to work great and the voice too text is pretty solid.

Should be an interesting day testing the watch solo.
 
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lunaoso

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Nope, no feature to alert if the phone is out of range, at least not yet. There is a feature to ping your phone if it's in range through, which just makes a loud noise.
 

maflynn

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I'm glad that isn't a feature because it would be notifying me all the time that my watch is out of range from the phone. Whether I'm going out for a run, or walking to a co-workers cubicles. I find myself out of range of my phone frequently.
 

Expidia

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That would be an excellent feature. Like if you left your phone on a bench or on a bar or restaurant table. Leaving house without phone by error. Doesn't seem like that big a feature to build in.
You get to near the edge of the phone/watch range and the pinging on the watch starts gradually getting louder.

Feature could be put in sleep mode for 30, 60 90 minutes for those times you know you will be away from phone, but still are wearing the watch.

I would trade up iphone models sooner if a new iphone had that feature built in.
 

JT2002TJ

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It would be a nice feature that could be based on location. Say you want it off while at the office, but you want it on elsewhere. Some good opportunities here Apple.
 
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Expidia

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It would be a nice feature that could be based on location. Say you want it off while at the office, but you want it on elsewhere. Some good opportunities here Apple.
Sadly, now this feature will probably appear in the next android device and won't appear in an apple device without the obligatory 5 year lawsuit for patent infringement for apple stealing a feature from android or visa versa :rolleyes:
 

ougum

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My Samsung Gear two would alert me if I lost connection to my phone, and my Pebble would as well. Wish my Apple Watch had this feature. Maybe an app will come along that will allow this.
 

handsome pete

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I'm glad that isn't a feature because it would be notifying me all the time that my watch is out of range from the phone. Whether I'm going out for a run, or walking to a co-workers cubicles. I find myself out of range of my phone frequently.
Well having the option would be nice. You could always turn it off.
 

shayneox

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Yeah, I remember my Pebble having the feature, and it was very handy.

The day without my phone was not too bad; I was still able to chat with wife. So aside from missing the weight in my pocket and mild panic attacks when I couldn’t find my phone throughout the day, it went well.

It was the first time in 2.5 years that I have forgotten it.
 
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leesweet

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I'm glad that isn't a feature because it would be notifying me all the time that my watch is out of range from the phone. Whether I'm going out for a run, or walking to a co-workers cubicles. I find myself out of range of my phone frequently.
Well, part of this isn't exactly so.. :) If you are on wifi in the office, the watch isn't out of range of the phone. I've been a long way from my desk/phone and the watch is happy.

For a run, okay, I'll give you that one...
 

Laserducky

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Yeah, I remember my Pebble having the feature, and it was very handy.

The day without my phone was not too bad; I was still able to chat with wife. So aside from missing the weight in my pocket and mild panic attacks when I couldn’t find my phone throughout the day, it went well.

It was the first time in 2.5 years that I have forgotten it.
Yeps,

At times when I leave my wallet back home, I miss it less than when I leave my phone back : feel 'disconnected' with the world around me ;-)

Cheers !
 
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