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How close do the watch and phone have to be for full functionality of the watch?


iMore Question

Can workout at the gym and just wear the Apple Watch and leave my iPhone in my locker and still listen to music and receive texts, calls etc? Or , if I go for a jog, do I have to strap the phone to my arm? In other words I am stuck with having to keep the phone close to use all the functions of the watch?


Aug 12, 2010
They said yesterday that they were connected via being on the same wifi network and via Bluetooth. So conceivably putting the phone in a locker could work assuming it was on wifi. Going out for a jog, you could take just the watch but wouldn't have GPS which requires the phone.