Why does the activity app require a watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pagemakers, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68020

    Pagemakers

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    now the activity app can share data between users why is a watch required for the app the be installed? I have no friends with Apple watches.

    An iPhone can be used to calculate steps - a watch is not required. Likewise other non-Apple devices can update the health app so why does apple only give the activity app to watch users?
     
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Yep, Apple is developing services/apps that basically promote the hardware.
     
  4. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    Fitbit is taking an almost opposite strategy-- they are inviting anyone into the platform for free in the hope that people will buy some hardware.
     

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