Help with Apple watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by madfelon, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. madfelon macrumors member

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    I have been looking at a lot of smart watches but have my eye on Apple. Can the watch be used at the gym on wifi to receive and send texts and stream Spotify. I want to be able to leave the phone at home, jog to the gym and than connect via wifi. Need to stay in contact with the family so texts are a must. TIA
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I think you need to go to your gym with your phone the first time. Get the phone to connect to the gym's wifi, then make sure your watch is connected to your phone. After that, your watch should remember the wifi connection and connect to it even if you don't have your phone. I don't know if Spotify streams music with just the watch. You may have to switch to Apple Music, or use iTunes playlist to copy music to the watch if you want to listen to music without your phone.
     
  3. 3lionsbecks Suspended

    3lionsbecks

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    You can't stream Spotify on the watch unfortunately (you can pre-load downloaded Apple Music playlists if you'd like)

    Also, I highly doubt the wifi solution mentioned above would work consistently. I don't think the Apple Watch has the stand alone features you're looking for.
     
  4. Dodgeman macrumors 6502

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    I would just focus more on working out for that 1 hour you're there.
     

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