Watch can't connect to car bluetooth?

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  1. Endorphine88 macrumors 6502

    Endorphine88

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    Is this normal? I was hoping I'd be able to stream music from my watch just like I do from my phone, but I've tried three times now and the car recognized the watch, pulls up a passcode, I confirm it and then it just shuts down the pairing. (It's a 2017 Nissan Maxima if that's important. No CarPlay, just standard bluetooth with Siri compatibility).
     
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    It will not connect to your vehicle unless you are one of the luck few. If you will look at "similar threads" below you will see some have been able to get the watch connected but most of the times not.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It is normal (at least at this point in time) not to be able to connect to Bluetooth in your car.

    Newton is correct about the small percentage of lucky folks.
     
  4. Endorphine88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wait, so it's arbitrarily connecting? Ugh. I was thinking this damn watch was too good to be true !
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Why is this Apple's fault?
     
  6. JackieInCo Suspended

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    It's really designed to connect to the iPhone and BT headsets.
     
  7. macdragonfl macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve been able to connect the watch to both of my vehicles. A BMW 3 series and a Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have a friend with a 2017 Maxima, I will try it out. I am on the current 4.3 beta. His system is CarPlay though.
     
  8. Endorphine88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you able to stream music and make/receive calls directly from the watch? Reading through Apple's official responses it does seem like the watch is not intended to connect to a car, but I dont see a reason why it wouldn't if it has LTE and the full capabilities to use Apple Music and serve as a phone.
     
  9. macdragonfl macrumors 6502a

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    i use the phone, Siri for texting. I do not have Apple Music, but stream playlists downloaded to my watch. I do have iTunes Match. I can also stream from that over LTE. For me at least works just like my iPhone.
     

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