How does the watch play music?

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  1. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    It has on-board storage but where is the headphone jack?

    Kind of sucks if it only works with bluetooth head phones. Or can I plug my headphones into iPhone and use the watch to control what's playing on the iPhone in my bag?
     
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Yes Bluetooth only and can be used to control music from iphone.
     
  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    it also has a speaker - not that I think it would be a great listening experience. But yes - I imagine the intended use is for a BT headset
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Even if you could fit a headphone jack into the watch, having a cable running from your ears to your wrists would be a mess. Just sit back and think about how much your arms move as you walk around, pick up things, open doors, etc, etc.
     
  5. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    A headphone jack? On a watch, that won't get in the way.
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

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    ..or allow water in.;)
     
  7. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Right, I was stuck on people driving their cars with their earpods plugged in their watch to think about water.
     
  8. sbbrown333 macrumors member

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    I used to run my headphones through my shirt to the iPod Nano that was on my wrist. It was such a hassle when cycling that I eventually had to find a better solution.
     
  9. adamjackson thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Okay thanks. I won't ever own BT Headphones so that feature is pretty pointless but if it can control the iPhone music app then I'm good to go.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Why would you want to listen to music from your watch when you have to pair the watch to an iPhone anyway? You'll always have the 2 together, for the most part.

    I don't understand the use-case for playing music from the watch.
     
  11. echo44 macrumors 6502

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    you throw it on your piano keyboard when the battery runs out;)
     
  12. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    The watch and phone do not have to be near each other. For example, running or at a gym. Your phone is at home or in your locker.
     
  13. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Exactly! Alot of gyms have free WiFi now, so your phone doesn't have to be nearby by any means! :D
     
  14. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    But the Watch loses a lot of functionality without the iPhone.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    See my post above yours.
     
  16. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    It also apparently only holds 2GB of music which sounds like its meant to be a few "Fitness/Workout Playlists"

    I'm fine with that.
     
  17. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    What does that have anything to do with the Watch?
     
  18. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Everything. You can leave your phone with all of your music in your locker, and you can control it from your Watch anywhere within the gym facility. :)
     
  19. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    The watch won't connect to the gyms WiFi, so it still needs to be in range of the phone.
     
  20. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Then why did Apple say in the keynote you can be anywhere within your home's WiFi range (or something similar)? Makes me think they tunnel through your router to reach your iPhone..
     
  21. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    If that's the case, it's still useless if you run a marathon without the iPhone. That's why Turlington has the 6 Plus strapped to her arm.
     
  22. troop231 macrumors 603

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    If I'm wrong about the WiFi thing I apologize, but Apple definitely should've made it to where you can connect the Watch to a regular WiFi access point so your phone could be anywhere at your place of work and not miss anything.

    (Assuming your work has WiFi :D )
     
  23. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    I think it does have wifi, but not sure how it's used. Again, not practical when you're running or riding your bike etc.
     
  24. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Oh I know, it is a useless scenario for people who excercise outside.
     
  25. echo44 macrumors 6502

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    I guess I come from a different generation
     

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