1. Quis89's Avatar
    I'm contemplating a Series 3. My question is how well it works when you're phone isn't handy. For example, if I have my Series 3 on and my AirPods, is it feasible to leave my phone at home if I'm on a store run? How well does it handle phone calls when paired with AirPods? Music streaming as well?
    02-14-2018 04:26 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I would say yes. Heck, I have to put my watch in Airplane mode on occasion. I was in a meeting with the CEO of our company and my iPhone was with me. I made sure to put the iPhone in Airplane mode. Yet, a phone call came in via my Series 3 watch. That happened while my watch was connected to my work’s Wi-Fi network. It is not activated on a cellular network. If it did it via Wi-Fi, I’m sure it would be the same via a cellular connection.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 02-19-2018 at 07:47 PM.
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    02-14-2018 05:41 PM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    I would say yes. Heck, I have to put my watch in Airplane mode on occasion. I was in a meeting with the CEO of our company and my iPhone was with me. I made sure to put the iPhone in Airplane mode. Yet, a phone call came in via my Series 3 watch. That happened with my watch connected to my work’s Wi-Fi network. It is not activated on a cellular network. If it did it via Wi-Fi, I’m sure it would be the same via a cellular connection.
    Thanks for the information!
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    02-15-2018 08:40 AM
  4. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't have AirPods so I can't answer those questions, but mine works really well over LTE. I was recently getting my phone repaired and was without it for four hours. My watch didn't miss a beat. All my notifications and calls came through as expected, and was able to reply to messages using Scribble.
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    02-15-2018 08:43 AM
  5. RobertP1's Avatar
    That is the best reason for getting the Series 3 with LTE. The ability to leave your phone behind if you want, or cover yourself if you forget it or it gets broken.

    I am concerned with spending too much time on my phone when I am out with other people, so now, I just leave my phone home and if someone really needs to get me, my watch kicks in and I am all set. It is very liberating to be phone free and still be in contact with the world if needed.
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    02-18-2018 06:59 AM
  6. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I find that a ton of apps do not function when only using the watch on LTE. Maybe it's just a Verizon deal.
    02-18-2018 11:32 AM
  7. steve31's Avatar
    I will go out shopping and leave my phone at home. Watch gets all messages and calls. No problems. Even use it with Apple Pay without the phone.
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    02-19-2018 06:48 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I haven’t tried pairing my AirPods yet but I have run errands without my iPhone and simply walked out of range of my iPhone and it works great. Phone, messages, Apple Pay...it’s all there. My S3 is nowhere near a permanent replacement for my iPhone but it works wonders for short periods of time.
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    02-19-2018 06:55 PM
  9. RobertP1's Avatar
    One of my favorite things about the S3... Night out with your lady.. give her 100% of your attention.. if there is an emergency, people can reach you!! Win Win
    02-19-2018 08:47 PM
  10. RobertP1's Avatar
    On a daily basis, I find myself leaving my phone in my office when I have to go out into our warehouse, and I leave it behind when in meetings as well. I am using my phone much less then ever before. I am actually thinking about downgrading my phone to the SE since I could sell my 8+ and pocket some real cash and I still have my IPad Pro 10.5 for the things I need a bigger screen for.

    The LTE has been a game changer for me
    02-19-2018 08:53 PM

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