How close must iPhone and Watch be...?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by stuebscasey, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. stuebscasey macrumors newbie


    Nov 8, 2015
    I want to get the apple watch for many reasons but I really want to utilize the fitness aspect. I understand it's not perfect and I will be getting the Polar heart rate monitor. When I do CrossFit I will just leave my phone sitting on the floor while I work out. How close must we be for it to work properly?

    Also if I have a 400 meter run I am not going to take my phone with me.....I know it won't record the GPS part but will I still be able to track my heart rate and it just syncs up when I get back to my phone?

    Thanks all!

  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    It is Bluetooth range, so about 30' in ideal conditions. In general, it is within BT range if you are in the same room with it. It should be fine with your CrossFit.

    It will capture your HR during a running workout. But the apps for seeing HR in a meaningful way are very limited. Basically, it just dumps a crapload of datapoints in to the Health app. You will need a 3rd party app that can read Health data, aggregate the HR data points, and present it to you.
  3. stuebscasey thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 8, 2015
  4. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    Phoenix, USA
    if you have Wi-Fi there, the watch can communicate through it as well.

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