Lost Watch possbly in house

jcr918

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So I can't find my watch not sure if it's in my house or been stolen. How do I tell if it's connected to my phone already tried having it phoned.

When I go into settings and blue tooth it says Apple watch connected also when I go into the apple watch and select usage it shows my watch information does this mean my watch is connected ?
 

hlfway2anywhere

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yeah it's probably nearby. bad news is that i don't think you can make your watch do anything to alert you when it's not on your body.
 

superpopsss

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Go on the watch app in sound settings, play volume as it makes a click sound on the watch. You should be able to hear the sound.
 

bacATapple

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So I can't find my watch not sure if it's in my house or been stolen. How do I tell if it's connected to my phone already tried having it phoned.

When I go into settings and blue tooth it says Apple watch connected also when I go into the apple watch and select usage it shows my watch information does this mean my watch is connected ?
If you don't have mute on you could set an alarm on your phone for 5 min and it will go off on watch. If mute is on it vibrates.
 

Mac2me

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Night Spring it's in the works according to news reports after WWDC.

OP, please let us know how it turns out and if it's in your house how you found it. Sure hope it's there.
 

jcr918

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Found safe and sound under my recliner :) I used the 20 feet rule and watched the Bluetooth connection to see where it dropped off at.


We need a find my watch app bad.
 

Mac2me

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smart thinking to see if it was still paired (on iPhone, Settings - Bluetooth; Assuming Bluetooth is on and was paired to your watch, My Devices should show your AW as either Connected or Not Connected). 20-30 feet is still a good distance but at least you knew it was in your house. And then the search begins I guess. Glad you have it back. Your experience might help someone out before that app materializes.

BTW I tried setting an alarm and timer on my cellphone with my watch off my wrist but with the watch locked it's quiet.
 
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jcr918

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Tracking by distance seems to be about the only way. I hope they add a ping watch feature to the apple watch app like you can ping the iPhone and add find my watch or some anti theft feature to make the watch useless if stolen
 
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nutmac

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So I can't find my watch not sure if it's in my house or been stolen. How do I tell if it's connected to my phone already tried having it phoned.

When I go into settings and blue tooth it says Apple watch connected also when I go into the apple watch and select usage it shows my watch information does this mean my watch is connected ?
Try one of many Bluetooth tracking app for iPhone.

Federico Vittici recommended few last year: [URL='http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/lost-your-fitbit-use-your-iphone-to-track-it-down']Finding Bluetooth Devices with an iPhone[/url]