1. DazzlingLights's Avatar
    Understanding that the new Apple Watch 3 doesn't have a camera does anyone know whether or not you will be able to send / receive FaceTime Audio calls using the watch across LTE/Cellular and away from a paired iPhone?

    Thanks in advance.t
    09-12-2017 11:57 PM
  2. TripleOne's Avatar
    It could work.. we’ll find out eventually
    09-13-2017 12:27 AM
  3. Mac Guy's Avatar
    At this point I highly doubt the Watch will receive Face Time calls other than audio-only. Video would eat the battery big time. But more than that, if it could receive Face Time calls, that surely would have been mentioned.

    Could a software/firmware upgrade make it so, in the future? No idea.
    09-13-2017 03:28 AM
  4. eyecrispy's Avatar
    Doubtful. They would've mentioned it ... and there was no mention of a camera on the AW3, unless I missed it.
    09-13-2017 09:45 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    Understanding that the new Apple Watch 3 doesn't have a camera does anyone know whether or not you will be able to send / receive FaceTime Audio calls using the watch across LTE/Cellular and away from a paired iPhone?

    Thanks in advance.t
    I have no doubt it will work with FaceTime Audio and even with other apps that provide audio calls over the internet, like Snapchat, Skype and the likes.

    Doubtful. They would've mentioned it ... and there was no mention of a camera on the AW3, unless I missed it.
    OP is asking about FaceTime Audio Calls.
    09-13-2017 04:15 PM
  6. eyecrispy's Avatar

    OP is asking about FaceTime Audio Calls.
    DUH! Sorry OP. I should've read more carefully.
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    09-13-2017 04:38 PM
  7. JML5150's Avatar
    I think you should be able to. FaceTime audio doesn't use that much data. It may shorten your battery life though.
    Tartarus likes this.
    09-13-2017 05:06 PM
  8. DazzlingLights's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Now that it has been released I was wondering if anyone has tested if FaceTime Audio calls work with the AW3?

    Thanks in advance.
    09-25-2017 08:32 PM
  9. doogald's Avatar
    Serenity Caldwell's review here on iMore.com mentions that FaceTime audio calls work fine.

    See https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-3
    09-25-2017 10:08 PM
  10. DazzlingLights's Avatar
    Awesome. Thanks for the link doogald, it is much appreciated.
    09-25-2017 10:25 PM

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