12 Things An Apple Watch Can Do Without An IPhone

Posted: May 27 2015, 11:23am CDT | by , Updated: May 27 2015, 1:14pm CDT, in News | Apple

 
12 Things an Apple Watch Can Do Without an iPhone

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We have compiled up a list of features that your Apple watch would be able to do by being connected to the Wifi only and not having your phone connected via Bluetooth.

It seems like smartwatches are here to stay. With the amount of effort and resources being spent on them to polish the user-experience, it’s safe to assume that a lot of you might be tempted to get one really soon. If you considering getting a smartwatch and have decided to give the Apple watch a try, well we have compiled up a list of features that your Apple watch would be able to do by being connected to the Wifi only and not having your phone connected via Bluetooth.

1. Timekeeping

The Apple watch will be able to tell you the local and international time alongside a couple of other handy features like alarm, timer and stopwatch functionality.

2. Fitness Activities

The Apple watch will still be able to monitor your regular steps, standing up routine and basically when you are climbing stairs. It does all this through its dedicated Activity App.

3. Tracking Workouts

The Workout app on your Apple watch lets you set your various exercises and goals. Furthermore, in built in sensor allows you to monitor your heart rate, strides and the distance you run.

4. Music Playback

Once you have synced your music tracks to Apple watch on the initial setup, you can simply play music directly from the watch itself by connecting to a pair of Bluetooth headphones.

5. View Photos

Once again, the photos synced to your Apple watch on the initial setup can be viewed on your wrist later without the need of connecting your iPhone with it.

6. Apple Pay

Once you have set up the Apple Pay on your Apple watch through the client app on your iPhone, you are good to go. Now you make payments using simply your Apple watch. And the best part, you do not need an internet connection to make those payments.

7. Passbook

Passbook for Apple watch allows you to store your electronic tickets, boarding passes and more and these do not require an iPhone to work.

8. iMessages/SMS

Provided that you are connected to Wifi, you can conveniently use the Apple watch to send and receive iMessages. A real handy feature that works independently as well. Same applies for SMS.

9. Siri

You can still use Siri without being connected to your phone but provided that you are on a wifi network.

10. Mail

Apple watch will still be able to pull emails and let you read them.

11. Make/Receive Phone calls

You can make or receive calls using your Apple watch as long as you are connected to a wifi network

12. Maps

If your iPhone and Apple smartwatch are on the same Wifi network, you can access maps easily even if your Apple watch is not connected to your iPhone via Bluetooth.

13. Notifications

Once you have set up everything on your iPhone using the Apple Watch app, you will be able to enjoy notifications right on your wrist wherever you are.

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