Will a series 4 work without an iphone?

JLD94

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Nov 13, 2017
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Ok guys serious question here. Will a series 4 watch work well without an iphone, but say maybe an ipad?

Let me explain. I really like the series 4 because of the health features, specifically heart features detection/ecg, but I don't have an iphone. I am in need of a new tablet in the next couple of months, so I guess my main question is if I bought an ipad and a series 4 at the same time would the watch work well, specifically the heart monitoring features without having an iphone and just an ipad? Or should I just wait to get a watch at the end of the year when I would end up getting an iphone?
 

StumpyBloke

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Thanks, I had been searching in various places but didn't see anywhere I thought was clear and direct.
Yup. For example, the only way you can tell the watch which Wi-Fi to connect to it via your phone… It passes the settings onto the watch.
 

danny842003

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Jun 6, 2017
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The Apple Watch is an accessory for the iPhone.
I’m not saying it’s a bad product and I love mine but don’t be under any illusions about it being a standalone product.
 

itsmemuffins

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Apple does not allow the Apple Watch to go without the iPhone. It’s wholly dependent on it.

From set up to updates and everything in between needs the iPhone.