1. RichChestmat's Avatar
    I assumed it would be there. It's a perfect use case for the Apple Watch. There's a dedicated Friends button to tap. Wouldn't it be so handy to check your friend's location and distance on your wrist? Apple says No. At least not yet. Asking Siri where my wife is just tells me to handover to my iPhone.

    I believe this is a killer feature lacking from the current release.
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    05-03-2015 06:08 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Although, some people might find that feature unnerving.
    05-03-2015 06:11 PM
  3. RichChestmat's Avatar
    Why? Its the same feature as Find Friends on the iPhone and iPad. I can already do this on the phone but I want to do it using my wrist when my hands are busy looking after my daughter
    05-04-2015 02:07 AM
  4. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Because some people don't appreciate those types of features. As for me (only my opinion), I don't want anyone to "locate" me--except for maybe my wife.
    05-04-2015 07:22 AM
  5. curtb's Avatar
    Because some people don't appreciate those types of features. As for me (only my opinion), I don't want anyone to "locate" me--except for maybe my wife.
    That's why it is an app that you would have to install and allow tracking. No one says you have to use it, I agree it would be a good feature for those who do use it.
    05-04-2015 07:59 AM
  6. CrucialTK's Avatar
    That's why it is an app that you would have to install and allow tracking. No one says you have to use it, I agree it would be a good feature for those who do use it.
    I'll concur. My wife and I use it quite often. She finds it pretty helpful to be able to keep an eye on me when I'm out running, and we don't have to pay $$ to mapmyrun or other services for live tracking.
    05-04-2015 08:37 AM
  7. brengla's Avatar
    Because some people don't appreciate those types of features. As for me (only my opinion), I don't want anyone to "locate" me--except for maybe my wife.
    Also remember that the person has to agree to it. So they can't randomly track you. It's not creepy if you let someone follow you.

    I personally would love it. Me and my wife use it so I can see where she is on the train so we can leave on time to pick her up (and vice versa).

    It could show you where friends are on a night out and then give you directions to them.


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    05-05-2015 03:10 AM
  8. RichChestmat's Avatar
    I guess someday they will update Find My Friends to be Apple Watch ready, but this really should be native to the social button. For such a big button it does surprisingly little.
    Last edited by RichChestmat; 05-05-2015 at 05:37 PM.
    05-05-2015 04:32 AM
  9. Greg Maass's Avatar
    Sounds creepy if you are not familiar with it. It is opt-in only. You can't just randomly start tracking people. Me, my wife and teenagers use it all of the time- incredibly useful for families. I had hoped it would be better integrated into the watch.
    05-05-2015 04:24 PM
  10. rhaci's Avatar
    most of you are silly, one, its a choice, two you can follow some in the family, but they have a choice to join on,

    I can tell most of you do not have Senior parents, everyone in my family is following me, (i have nothing to hide) and all 3 grandkids (16-21 allow me to follow) My daughter told teenagers , I pay the bill, you will follow,

    I want my kids to keep track of the old man. just common sense, and perhaps a life saver for me.

    Even my son in CA, can tell where I am.

    and if your a parent with younger kids, even drivers age, why would you not want to keep in touch for safety reasons.

    Now back to my original question. Does anyone know if it will work iwatch , if not we should petition apple for next software version.
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    07-03-2016 12:38 AM
  11. rhaci's Avatar
    As of 7/3. I have talked to Apple. At present Find Friends is not available on iwatch 2. At there seems to be no real demand for them to develop it for os 3. So that pretty much does it. Apparently quite a few question its use. Which means Apple has not done a good job of marketing the app correctly. And too many parents are concerned about kids complaining of "spying"

    The safety feature has not been promoted. Another app out there that we use, since we have grandkids in college, is the app, developed by college team, so a user can notify a roommate, or friend or parent when she is leaving a "place" and they can actually follow their path home. wow. neat. shame thats way the world is, that we "need" these features. but thats the way it is. Hide your heads in the sand. and wake up someday to something you dont want to hear. Push for this app on iwatch 03
    07-03-2016 01:28 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    As of 7/3. I have talked to Apple. At present Find Friends is not available on iwatch 2. At there seems to be no real demand for them to develop it for os 3. So that pretty much does it. Apparently quite a few question its use. Which means Apple has not done a good job of marketing the app correctly. And too many parents are concerned about kids complaining of "spying"

    The safety feature has not been promoted. Another app out there that we use, since we have grandkids in college, is the app, developed by college team, so a user can notify a roommate, or friend or parent when she is leaving a "place" and they can actually follow their path home. wow. neat. shame thats way the world is, that we "need" these features. but thats the way it is. Hide your heads in the sand. and wake up someday to something you dont want to hear. Push for this app on iwatch 03
    There is no iWatch. It's called an Apple Watch. Or Watch.
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    07-03-2016 04:51 AM
  13. Tartarus's Avatar
    Find Friends is available on watchOS 3.
    Sorry for kicking this ancient thread awake, but I couldn't withhold this information from you all.
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    07-17-2016 09:26 PM
  14. Dave_97865's Avatar
    Wouldn't you have to verify your identity in order to use find my friends? Otherwise anybody could pick up your watch and find your friends, which would be a security issue.

    At least, it would be in my case, because I did not set up any security on my watch. Sorry for being nave, I just got an Apple Watch today. On watchOS 3, how does security work for find my friends?
    07-22-2016 04:44 PM
  15. Tartarus's Avatar
    Wouldn't you have to verify your identity in order to use find my friends? Otherwise anybody could pick up your watch and find your friends, which would be a security issue.

    At least, it would be in my case, because I did not set up any security on my watch. Sorry for being nave, I just got an Apple Watch today. On watchOS 3, how does security work for find my friends?
    You can set up your watch to require a passcode if removed from wrist.
    I did that.
    There is no additional security for the app itself, same as on your iPhone.
    07-22-2016 05:16 PM
  16. robertk328's Avatar
    Wouldn't you have to verify your identity in order to use find my friends? Otherwise anybody could pick up your watch and find your friends, which would be a security issue.

    At least, it would be in my case, because I did not set up any security on my watch. Sorry for being nave, I just got an Apple Watch today. On watchOS 3, how does security work for find my friends?
    Like @tartarus, my watch locks when I remove it. I can either put in the 4 digit code, or unlock my phone (there's a setting in there) which would unlock the watch.
    07-23-2016 10:43 AM
  17. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Because some people don't appreciate those types of features.
    And those people would be uninformed and ridiculous. This is absolutely an opt-in feature. Always has been. It's not like on TV where somebody just starts tracking you. Once opted-in, you can opt-out/turn it off whenever you want, and "go-dark-off-the-grid". LOL!!

    The whole purpose of Find My Friends is to let other friends know where you are, not to broadcast your location to anybody who cared to look.

    This is a killer feature for the Watch. It would be handy at the beach, Disneyland, and any number of places. Doesn't the SOS feature in wOS db3 send your location to a friend(s) after dialing the Emergency number (911, 999, etc)?
    Tartarus likes this.
    07-30-2016 03:58 PM
  18. Mac Guy's Avatar
    Otherwise anybody could pick up your watch and find your friends, which would be a security issue.
    IIRC, a friend, in opting-in, can set a window of 'availability' which would expire, leaving their whereabouts a mystery, limited to 'last known location'. It's really not like Person of Interest.
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    07-30-2016 04:01 PM

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