Really impressed with LTE

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dlbmacfan, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

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    Just picked up my first Apple Watch. I'm amazed at the sound quality of my new AirPods and the Apple Watch. The people I've called have no idea I'm using a watch and some Bluetooth earphones to talk to them.
     
  2. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    agreed, had nonissue what so ever. lesson, don't always listen to the reviews!
     
  3. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502

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    LTE seems to be working great here in Dallas/Ft. Worth! On AT&T. Bars have been matching my cellphone for the most part.

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  4. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Great looking watch fellow DFWer! :)

    I “settled” for the black stainless for now as they didn’t have the silver. Will probably return.
     
  5. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

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    So I had an issue where text would not go through at work when I put my phone on airplane mode to test it. Phone calls would go through but took some time. I am guessing that it was trying to use the wifi at work which I don't normally use (and had my phone "forget" months ago).

    Other than that I have been impressed.
     
  6. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I've done some testing. I do get a red X for about 30 sec before I get the LTE bars but when going from LTE back to the phone its seamless. Anyone else notice the red X when going from BT to LTE?
     
  7. Peanut207 macrumors 6502

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    That looks great. Love the band.
     
  8. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    So people are actually able to setup the cellular part of their watch? I'm unable do this with my personal Verizon account.
     
  9. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    Yes I'm on Verizon and my cellular setup went fine
     
  10. meikdunj macrumors member

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    Yes loving the LTE connection. No issues and seamless transition from phone.
     
  11. predation macrumors 6502a

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    I think it depends on where you purchased it?
    i've noticed people are having issues if they ordered from apple directly as opposed to purchasing from the carrier themselves.
     
  12. SorsCode macrumors newbie

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    I ordered through apple, and setting it up with Verizon was smooth. Going to test out LTE very soon, when I head to get my daughter.
     
  13. dlbmacfan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cellular was a breeze to set up on our two watches, both of which were purchased at an Apple Store today (we didn't preorder).
     
  14. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    I also ordered mine through Apple and getting it setup with cellular was pretty painless
     
  15. gatorknight904 macrumors 6502

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    I bought from Apple and had no problems setting up LTE with AT&T.


    Thanks! Congrats on the black SS it’s a beautiful watch. I do understand if you switch to the traditional ss though. Good luck!!
     
  16. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68000

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    Its amazing how much this is a hit'n'miss affair. Its the same in the UK where some are reporting a seamless connection but others cant even connect to the plan without an error code
     
  17. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    But you have to admin/understand that Dallas Texas is the corporate headquarters for AT&T, so coverage is going to be relatively very good. :)
     
  18. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    VErizon told me it was a glitch in their system and they did not know when it would be fixed
     
  19. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Silly question maybe but do you see the signal dots all the time or just when using LTE?
     
  20. LGIR627 macrumors member

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    How did you get he signal strength dots to appear on the face?
     
  21. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    ATT went well. Make sure you turn off auto join/ask to join and make sure you forget any networks you don't use expecialy ones that needs you to open a webpage to authenticate. People that have connection issues are most likely connecting to wifi spots that the phone was/is connecting to.

    As far as battery life I think it will be fine. I went to the gym for an hour and left my phone in the locker. Played downloaded music through the airpods, played with a few apps, checked my heart rate a few times etc and only drained 10% in an hour on LTE. Its designed for when you want to go to the grocery store, run, walk the dog, gym, hike or just forget and leave your phone at home etc. Its not a replacement for the iPhone and not a device to sit around and talk on for an hour. It was liberating not to check the browse the web and read facebook every few mins.

    Personally I'm amazed out how well it works with all Apple has crammed into the thing.
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    You have to use the Explorer face.

     
  22. ap105 macrumors regular

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    I’m wondering the same thing! I’m guessing it’s only when it’s using LTE. BUT I like the new explorer watch face a lot.
     
  23. Farrellcollie macrumors 6502

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    I will be interested to see how much data it actually uses
     
  24. Alhagar macrumors member

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    Just the first time the watch transitioned from BT to LTE
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    Not a silly question. You only see the bars when you are on LTE
     
  25. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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