iWatch for a runner with Cricket Wireless data plan

dc2000

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I'm a runner and someone suggested that I should get an iWatch to monitor my progress and collect health stats. So I was doing the research on the Apple site but I can't seem to find the answer to this question. So I would appreciate if someone could suggest an answer here.

I have an iPhone with a cellular data plan via Cricket Wireless service (in U.S.) Which watch do I need to buy to be able to use that cellular data?
 

samevansinworthi

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Apple Watch Series 3 or 4 with LTE will do this mate. Hope this helps?

Make sure your network is supported on the Apple website in the small print. We (in the UK) are only supported by a few networks for LTE on Apple Watch.
 

TheSkywalker77

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As said, the series 3 and 4 both support it, just be sure you get the GPS + LTE model and not just the GPS model. It's about $10 monthly in addition to what you already pay for your plan (from what I've heard and read online). Correct me if I'm wrong though.
 

oeagleo

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I'm a runner and someone suggested that I should get an iWatch to monitor my progress and collect health stats. So I was doing the research on the Apple site but I can't seem to find the answer to this question. So I would appreciate if someone could suggest an answer here.

I have an iPhone with a cellular data plan via Cricket Wireless service (in U.S.) Which watch do I need to buy to be able to use that cellular data?
If Cricket is a "Pay as you go" type plan, you can't use the cellular on the watch. I have TracFone, because $100 a year for phone service suits me fine, but my watch won't use the LTE function. I got the LTE watch because in the US, it would be able to summon 911 operators even if it's not activated, and at my age, (71) that's useful. As far as monitoring your progress, collecting health stats, sharing, etc, you can do that with just about any Apple Watch, as they all have that capability. I would also check out an app "WorkOutDoors" if you're into running, or any outdoor activity, as it is the absolute best app out there for those types of activities.
 
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dave006

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I'm a runner and someone suggested that I should get an iWatch to monitor my progress and collect health stats. So I was doing the research on the Apple site but I can't seem to find the answer to this question. So I would appreciate if someone could suggest an answer here.

I have an iPhone with a cellular data plan via Cricket Wireless service (in U.S.) Which watch do I need to buy to be able to use that cellular data?
Only the following carriers support the Apple watch's LTE function here in the US and require a supported iPhone plan in addition to the additional cost of the LTE plan for the watch:
  1. AT&T
  2. C Spire
  3. Sprint Wireless
  4. T-Mobile USA
  5. US Cellular
  6. Verizon Wireless
  7. Xfinity
Link: https://www.apple.com/watch/cellular/

Dave
 

DontGetTheCheese

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It was pretty well said above but the actual cost isn't $10/mo, more like $15/mo with taxes. And, in my case, because I'd have to change plans, another $30/mo.

I had LTE for the same reason as the earlier poster, 911. Otherwise, way too expensive, although I'd love to LTE a watch.
 

dc2000

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Oh wow. Thank you all for your replies. Although, it's pretty upsetting on both fronts: 1) that I can't add it to my existing data plan and 2) that Cricket Wireless is not supported. Dang!

Just curious, what if I get the watch without data plan. What will I be missing?