Is the Apple Watch ready to go out of the box?


macrumors newbie
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Sep 16, 2018
Picking my first Apple Watch up from John Lewis (UK) when I get back from holidays on Monday. Was planning on going for a swim straight afterwards, what is the setup process? Lots of downloads involving WiFi or can I pop it on my wrist, play with a few settings and dive right in? I presume it’ll have some charge out of the box? Thanks!


macrumors 68000
Sep 12, 2008
Northumberland, UK
It took about 10-15 minutes for the watch to be ready to use. It then installs any apps but you could start a workout after that 10-15 minute period is up, you don’t need to wait on apps installing.

It’s quicker if you’re in Apple as you can take a seat and set it up, not sure how easy that would be in JL.
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