Swim with Apple Watch Series 3 GPS without 4G

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Fishome, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Fishome macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2018
    Hi Guys

    I am planning to purchase a Apple Watch to monitor my Swim indoor Pool. I know the latest version with 4G can let me pick up call without phone near me. But does it will do better job for monitoring my swim than Apple watch 3 without 4G?

    I don't want to change my mobile network


  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    You do not need to activate 4G on LTE watch. And no, both will give you the same level of swim tracking.
    If you are allergic to composite back though, you need LTE watch as that is the only one without composite back.
  3. Fishome thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2018
    Thank you Shirasaki for the fast reply.
  4. techspin macrumors 6502a

    Jul 21, 2014
    Also fyi you won't be able to get reception or bluetooth underwater.
  5. iamasmith macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2015
    Cheshire, UK
    Quite, I swim 2-3 times a week with a cellular enabled AppleWatch and I'll occasionally get the iMessage that my Mrs sent me if I get out of the pool for a toilet break.
  6. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    That is quite the exaggeration. I routinely swim with my apple watch and a bone induction BT headset. My wrist isn't typically more than a few inches from the water surface, and the dropouts are fairly minimal.
  7. Medic macrumors member


    May 31, 2008
    London, UK
    Can you please expand on this...I have been wanting to listen to music to make my swimming more entertaining and I got a BT "waterproof" headset, however on other threads they said this couldn't possibly work given the nature of BT and water!

    Are you able to play music from the watch whilst swimming streaming to your BT headset?
  8. mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    Interesting. Though I don't swim with it, I'd be interested to know the model of headphones you use. I run with my watch & AirPods, but always leave the AirPods at home if it's raining. I'd love to have a pair of waterproof headphones for those days
  9. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    Drop your Apple Watch into your bath tub full of water.

    I have to add I don’t swim outdoors so quite possibly all the walls around the pool will help on keeping the connection alive.

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