What does that actually mean?... But, I could have sworn I read a while back that if iMessage is off, iOS does not 'forward' SMS/Text. Hence my question...
What does that actually mean?
Given that Messages is the default app in iOS for handling texts, if you have not logged in to it, and have no third-party app installed for receiving and handling texts, how would you expect a text to get to your iPhone at all?
I may be rather dumb on this subject, because I'm not much into texting, but I would have expected any third-party texting app to have notification preferences in broadly the same way that Messages does - thus likely able to echo to the watch.