OK, so I have three of the W1 chip products - AirPods, beatsx and beats solo3, and I use them with my iPhone, my iPads and my ATV4s - never with the Apple Watch (series 1), other than for checking headphone battery levels and adjusting volume. No audio playback from the Watch, ever. However, when I haven't played anything on the iPhone for a while but I'm still wearing the headphones, the Watch steps in and takes over and starts playing its damn notification binnnggggs through the headphones. And today it decided to take it to the next level: Hostile overtake. I was listening to streamed news on the iPhone in my AirPods, and lots of push notifications kept coming in b/c of major breaking news. Everytime this happened, the streamed radio cut out because the Watch stole the AirPods just to play me an assortment of BING! sounds. No clue why the radio stream was deemed less worthy of headphone love than some notification sounds. Is there any way to block the Apple Watch from snatching the headphones away from the iPhone? It's 0% useful, 100% nuisance the way it works now. Just no solutions involving hammers, I plan to keep this Watch... I think.