Watch has no storage after all?

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  1. Noble Actual, Mar 9, 2015
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    Noble Actual macrumors 6502a

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    I remember in the last event they mentioned something about fitness and music they said you had to keep the iPhone close to the Watch to control the music.

    Say I wanted to go the gym at my apartment. Do I still need to take my iPhone with me?

    Can the Watch only control music through Bluetooth or can it do Wi-Fi as well?
     
  2. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    You can store music on the Watch so you don't need your phone to listen to music.
     
  3. Noble Actual thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's storage on the Watch? They didn't mention it in the event though...

    I'm checking the site, I don't see where it has the specs besides the watch size and bands.

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    Features listed on Apple site.

    Digital Crown
    Retina display with Force Touch
    Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope
    Ambient light sensor
    Speaker and microphone
    Wi‑Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
    Bluetooth 4.0
    Up to 18 hours of battery life1
    Water resistant2

    No where does it state that the Watch has storage to store music...or anything.
     
  4. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    It has to have some storage.


    I'm interested in this too... do I need my phone when I run with the watch or not? Originally it was said the phone is needed for GPS and basically everything else. Now I'm not sure.
     
  5. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    You only need to bring your phone if you want GPS data.
     
  6. grantsdale macrumors 6502a

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    So you need to bring your phone. Thanks. I'll buy a Garmin.
     
  7. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    If you want GPS data.
     
  8. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    And if you want to be able to receive calls and texts. You need that phone.
     
  9. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    A little concerned that this feature is such a low priority to Apple that it isn't even considered a spec. For the record, Watch page currently says:

    "Control the music on your iPhone. Or leave your iPhone at home and listen to your favorite synced playlist right from Apple Watch using wireless Bluetooth headphones."

    My only interest in the Watch is as a water-resistant, wireless iPod. Two press conferences later we still don't know how much music it can hold, or how it syncs.
     
  10. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Easily enough for a run for sure. Even one long enough to kill you.

    Synching might be done via the Watch app on your phone, seeing as you manage Watch apps from there. Itunes could probably do it as well, I'm guessing.

    If Spotify (or such) comes out for the Watch, you'd manage its music through that app.
     
  11. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    If I have to sync it (via methods unknown) after every run (because it only holds enough music for one), then I need to factor that into my purchasing decision. But they've left it a mystery.
     
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    They probably didn't mention storage because its probably really low. This is worrisome for sure at ANY price range.
     
  15. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    "Control the music on your iPhone. Or leave your iPhone at home and listen to your favorite synced playlist right from Apple Watch using wireless Bluetooth headphones."

    I wonder how much memory we'll get for music.
     
  16. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    There has to be storage but I wonder does it compress music to lower quality in order to fit in an average sized library.
     
  17. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes has the ability to compress music automatically when it syncs, and can even shuffle your library with each sync, but we have no idea whether the Watch interfaces with iTunes at all.
     

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