Share iWatch with significant other?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TX328F, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. TX328F macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking of getting the Apple Watch Nike+. I've never used an Apple watch before, and I'm wondering if I could share it with my wife: she doesn't want to wear one, except when she goes out running, in order to use a fitness tracking app. So I would be the main user, and lend it to her a few times a week. Can this be done, without our fitness data getting mixed up?
     
  2. VSG macrumors regular

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    I don't think it can.

    All the data regarding walking distance, burnt calories, etc. is calculated based on the data you enter in health on your phone (your age, height, weight, etc).
    And there is no multi-user support there.
    So when all this is set to you, the results for your wife would be all wrong by a margin.

    The only way I would see is to un-pair and re-pair the watch with your iPhone and your wife's each and every time you switch the watch, which is a lengthy task. As far as I know it's not possible to pair a watch to two iPhones at the same time (only several watches to the same phone).

    Maybe there are some third party apps that support multi-user, but I highly doubt that the health data displayed by the watch would be very accurate then.
     
  3. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Does she have an iPhone? If so, you could pair the Watch with her phone when she goes running, then unpair it and pair the Watch again with your iPhone.
    It should work, but it sounds really inconvenient.
     
  4. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Just let her take it running, after a few times of you getting credit for her run she will want her on Apple Watch. My wife wanted one for exercise tracking but now she loves it!
     
  5. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    +1

    You could get her a first gen watch at a steep discount unless she needs the built in GPS.
     
  6. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Not really. The AW (and pretty much all activity and fitness wearables I know about) are linked to a user. As others noted, the way to do it would be to repeatedly pair and un-pair it from each others iPhones. Then, while it is paired with her phone, the activity and fitness data would stay with her. And, when it is paired with your phone, the activity & fitness data would stay with you.
     
  7. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    I agree with this. I got my wife an Apple Watch last year and she was less than enthused. After a week of wearing it though, she wouldn't give it up! Just make sure to pick one with a color band that works for her.
     
  8. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Wait until she sees all the sport band colors on Amazon for $10
     
  9. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    I admin, I am a bandaholic. I have almost all of the LNKOO bands of Amazon along with a few Moko.
     
  10. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Me too actually. LNKOO seem to be a little closer to the Apple bands, but the MOKO I have are fine.
     
  11. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    The LNKOO are definitely closer to Apple bands. MOKO isn't bad, but the feel is a little off. I have a few of the knockoff Nike bands on order. Haven't heard many good things about them though. Hopefully they are close to on par with the LNKOO or MOKO.
     
  12. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

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    Post your impressions when you get then compared to the LNKOO and MONO if you don't mind! Thanks.
     
  13. Macaddict16 macrumors 6502

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    Will do! Although they are coming from China, so it will be a while! Haha
     

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